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Newsline: U.S. Diplomats Report Workplace Discrimination and Harassment

Nearly half of all employees at the U.S. State Department report experiencing discrimination, bullying and harassment in the workplace, an internal survey reviewed by The Wall Street Journal found, a sign that the Biden administration faces an uphill battle in its effort to build a more diverse diplomatic corps. (https://www.wsj.com/articles/discrimination-and-harassment-widely-reported-by-u-s-diplomats-internal-survey-finds-11665057603) The State Department said last month it had completed its five-year diversity and inclusion plan, with the aim of recruiting a more diverse workforce and promoting greater inclusivity for women, minorities and other underrepresented groups. The survey’s results underscore the challenges in reaching those goals.

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