Diversity Initiatives at Texas Parks and Wildlife

Diversity in the workplace

Diversity in the workplace

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David Buggs is the Director of Diversity here at Texas Parks and Wildlife. He’s working hard to enact projects and programs for the agency that reflect the ever-changing demographics of the citizens of Texas.

We created a booklet that really spoke to who Texas Parks and Wildlife was. Not just the activity of the agency, but also the people of the agency …and it speaks to every division, talks about specific jobs, and it talks about why we love it here. …Another thing that we’ve also done is created our own diversity and inclusion webpage, and that’s something I’m very proud of as well. And we’ve had a lot of folks who go out that have hired on here recently, that have gone out and seen that webpage, saw some of the things that were on there, saw the statement that was created by our senior management, and said, “Okay, this is a place I want to be…”

And what initiative is closest to Director Buggs heart?

The project that I’m most proud of right now is our university partnership project. …we’re reaching out to predominately diverse universities—some Hispanic-serving universities, predominately African-American universities—and seeing how we can develop a partnership with them.

Find information on Texas Parks and Wildlife’s diversity initiatives on the Texas Parks and Wildlife website.

For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.

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