General Information: 503-823-4000
1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 110, Portland, OR 97204
Affinity groups are voluntary, employee-driven groups that are organized around a particular shared interest or dimension. DEEP envisions that affinity groups will be organized around the protected classes set forth in non-discrimination laws such as race, disability, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation. However, DEEP will consider approving any Affinity Group that is organized around other historical barriers to an equitable and inclusive work environment. Each affinity group must be open to any and all employees within the City of Portland.
Authorize the Bureau of Human Resources to establish processes and procedures necessary to support Affinity Group work and membership Citywide. (Ordinance)
You can sign up to be on different affinity group email distribution lists in Outlook.
Revised October 2019
Results from February 2017 citywide survey
Prepared by Carolina Iraheta Gonzalez, Leadership Institute of Seattle, Saybrook University
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Opportunity Builds Diversity
Filipino American City Employees
Hapa, Asian, and Pacific Islander (H.A.P.I.) Affinity Group
Latinx PDX Affinity Group
Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, Queer & Questioning and Friends Affinity Group
Shared interest in Slavic Culture and/or self affiliation with a Slavic Cultural heritage.
Veterans Empowerment Team