Governor’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Governor’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion

The Governor’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion provides executive leadership and strategic advising on initiatives to advance diversity, equity and inclusion across New York State government.

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion has the following goals: Ensure that the State workforce represents the diversity of New York; Establish the State as a competitive, model employer in which the workplace is an inclusive environment where every employee can thrive; and Advance Governor Hochul's vision for New York and ensure that the State serves all New Yorkers in effective and equitable ways.

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Governor’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Leadership and Staff

Julissa Gutierrez, Chief Diversity Officer

Ms. Gutierrez designs and implements statewide programs and initiatives that increase diversity within the State’s workforce.


Governor Kathy Hochul

When I entered office as the first female Governor of New York, one of my first priorities was to change the culture in Albany and restore people’s trust in the state. Thus far, we’ve achieved remarkable success. Diversity is our greatest strength in New York and that is reflected in the most diverse administration in our State’s history.

We’ve adopted new measures to create a safer workplace for all, with a focus on collaboration, transparency, and accountability. I appointed the State’s first Chief Disability Officer to lead our efforts to increase equity for people with disabilities. We launched the new Office of Language Access and expanded the statewide language access policy. And with this year’s Budget, we’re making Civil Service exams more accessible, especially to candidates from traditionally marginalized communities.

Let’s redouble our commitment to the important work of increasing diversity and inclusion across New York State government. Together we’ll continue to build a brighter future to ensure everyone can access the New York Dream.

Executive Order No. 187

Signed in 2018, Executive Order 187 (EO 187) was enacted to promote diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity in New York State.

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The Governor’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion works across portfolios, agencies, and offices in New York State government to ensure diversity, equity, and inclusion are embedded throughout the State’s policies and services. Learn more about other New York State initiatives.

Language Access

The office oversees New York State’s language access services for millions of New Yorkers with limited English proficiency.

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