Beyond Compliance: Recruitment and Retention of Underrepresented Populations to Achieve Higher Positions in Local Government

Seeking to become more inclusive, many jurisdictions are endeavoring to go “beyond compliance” and create programs that recruit, hire, and retain underrepresented populations.

Feb 5, 2019

In this Leading Edge Research report, Kendra L. Smith, Ph.D., director of community engagement for the University of Houston - College of Medicine, highlights local governments that excel in increasing diversity and fostering inclusiveness. The report offers new findings and recommendations that can help local leaders in building programs that go beyond compliance and create hiring and retention processes that are robust and equitable and that secure the best candidates possible.

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