Office of Workforce Diversity


Hon. Janet DiFiore “Workplace diversity is an important factor in fostering mutual respect among employees. Recruitment and retention of a diverse judicial workforce is essential in promoting public trust in our judicial system. We will continue to ensure that the judicial workforce reflects the many communities that we serve through community outreach to all applicants seeking employment with the state judiciary, thereby creating an environment that eliminates any bias directed at applicants, employees, or court users.”

Janet DiFiore
Chief Judge, NYS Unified Court System


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The New York State Unified Court System has a long-standing commitment to equal employment opportunity, the elimination of under-representation of minorities and women, and to ensuring a diverse workforce that reflects the community.

Diversity contributes to the many different perspectives, approaches, talents and aspirations court employees bring to their work. Diversity considerations include nationality, ethnicity, race, gender identity or expression and many other aspects of backgrounds and identities including age, religion, geography, family status, sexual orientation, physical and mental ability and other differences. Some of our differences are unique to us as individuals; others connect us to groups of people. The strength of diversity is realized by valuing all these differences.

It is the objective of the UCS to ensure an atmosphere conducive to the highest quality of work, a workplace where all people feel comfortable and productive. The UCS will not allow any behavior that creates an intimidating or offensive environment.

The New York State Unified Court System
is an equal opportunity employer.