The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has issued a report that examines workforce diversity across 17 agencies that operate under the Intelligence Community.
The Annual Demographic Report: Hiring and Retention of Minorities, Women, and Persons with Disabilities in the United States Intelligence Community Fiscal Year 2015 shows that the percentage of minorities that comprise the IC workforce rose to approximately 25 percent during fiscal year 2015, up from almost 21 percent in FY 2011, ODNI said Friday.
According to the report, the attrition rate among women in the IC dropped by 1.7 percentage points between FY 2014 and 2015 and female employees in the IC achieved nearly 47 percent of the honorary awards and 43.9 percent of promotions.
PWD workforce in the IC reached 7.9 percent in FY 2015, a figure lower than their representation in the federal workforce at 8.99 percent, the report said.
The document also noted that several IC elements including the CIA, U.S. Air Force and the National Security Agency have integrated inclusion performance and diversity goals in their performance evaluation plans for senior executives.
“While we have made progress, the data indicates greater work needs to be done to create a more diverse workforce,” said Rita Sampson, chief of the equal employment opportunity and diversity office at ODNI.