The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District recently held an event to celebrate the district’s diversity. New York City is a melting pot for over eight million people. One third of the City is home to people from everywhere on the globe.
New York District’s workforce mirrors that image, in a command with a workforce of over 500 employees with a cultural diversity. Orchestrated by the District EEO, the New York District Diversity Day Committee oversaw the day’s festivities at the Ted Weiss Federal Building. The success of the event is attributed to the various employee participants who performed or who contributed to a “pot luck” type of venue by sharing their home cooked recipes.
“This was a really amazing event,” said Jean Lau, Chief, Equal Employment Opportunity Office. “New York District is so diverse, and that is what makes this day so special. It gives those folks in the District an opportunity to learn about their colleagues customs and cultures, in the best environment possible.”
Sean O’Donnell, Chief, Emergency Operations, New York District, performed by playing the bagpipes.
Various culinary cooks from the district shared many different types of food from various cultures such as angel-hair pasta, to enpanadas with chicken biryani and Korean barbeque.
The cuisine was set up buffet style, to enhance the aroma of the delectable delicacies and flavors from various continents and enticed the attendees.
The EEO Office administers our EEO program for the New York District. The program is provided through the direction of its chief and EEO officers. The office is responsible for providing the direction and feedback for the development and implementation of district and region Affirmative Employment Plans. The office also administers USACE Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Program.