At the beginning of this month, an employee of Broward County was promoted to the position of transit superintendent. While this is a celebrated accomplishment within any local government agency, it would not normally be newsworthy.
Earlier this week, we began a discussion about an important lawsuit against the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) which was finally won after 20 years. Special Agent Ann Garcia filed a class-action gender discrimination lawsuit against the agency alleging that men were routinely favored for coveted foreign work assignments.
We recently wrote about the US Labor Department's renewed public commitment to become a model workplace for GLBT relations. Announcements like this are important because governmental organizations should set the behavioral standards for private workplaces to follow.