We help the County respect civil rights, provide equal opportunity for all, and pursue equity in all operations by developing a culture of diversity and inclusion.


More than one in four Monterey County residents do not speak English.


Our workforce is changing faster than ever, with high levels of retirements and new hires.


Diverse workplaces are more creative, better at solving problems, and are more adaptable, but can also create dissent when left unmanaged.


Promoting and managing an equitable and diverse workforce requires empathy, problem solving, some technical knowledge, and communication skills.


County policy and federal law require that we provide meaningful access to all County services for all community members.

we train our workforce

We know that good training can promote a more equitable and inclusive workforce. Also, state law requires anti-harassment training.

All County employees are required to complete two training sessions 

every two years.  Learn more here.   

we advise county departments on access and diversity

We support all County departments in meeting equity and diversity needs and challenges. We can customize training sessions, support recruitment efforts, design community engagement processes, and help with Governing for Racial Equity Plans. 

we enforce discrimination, harassment, and retaliation laws and policies

Discrimination and harassment are not tolerated by the County of Monterey. We investigate complaints relating to discrimination, sexual harassment, reasonable accommodations, and language access.

Learn more here.