Our Diversity, Ethnicity and Inclusion roadmap responds to the insights we have gathered from he tāngata / our people and wraps those insights with tangible actions, with the intent of bringing meaningful change for our diverse people.
Our journey to develop this roadmap, has been supported through engagement with our three unions, PSA, Taxpro and NUPE, along with our people networks: Whānau Māori, Tagata Pasifika, Wāhine Tūhono (Womens Network), He Toa Taki-tini (Rainbow Network), Diversability Network and Multicultural Network, and a range of other business group representatives and stakeholders.
In addition, we are engaging in kōrero / discussions in partnership, while following tikanga (Māori protocols), with Māori and Pasifika Peoples.
This will create an environment for our people to be open and honest about their lived experiences, enabling us to better understand the barriers and personal experiences that our people have faced in terms of their career progression and development at Inland Revenue.
Acknowledging the unique position of Māori as tangata whenua and Te Tiriti o Waitangi / Treaty of Waitangi partners and doing this mahi in partnership, is about creating a mana enhancing experience that will build mutual trust and respect.
This partnership engagement is included as a part of our road map actions and will inform what our plan and next steps will be.