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Launch of the Analysis Function’s Diversity and Inclusion Survey

A message from the National Statistician and head of the Analysis Function.

I am delighted to launch the third Diversity and Inclusion Survey for the Analysis Function. The diversity we have across the analytical community is a great strength. To mark the Civil Service Year of Inclusion, the function will be focusing on inclusivity to enable everyone to have a sense of belonging. Taking part in the survey is a brilliant opportunity to have your voice heard and help improve our function.

This survey is part of the Analysis Function’s commitment to monitoring, understanding and improving our diversity. Collecting current diversity information helps identify under-representation and to develop appropriate action plans. This survey will improve our understanding of diversity across the Analysis Function and to obtain and track anonymous diversity information.

Your comments and feedback will help to improve inclusivity for all analysts and non-analysts across government.

I would like to thank those who completed the survey last year. With your support a Diversity and Inclusion Working Group made up of volunteers from across the analytical professions has been set up. This group are helping with everything from survey analysis to communications and they will be using the survey feedback to create an action plan, making recommendations to the boards across the function.

Any information provided is secure and it’s disclosure is limited to those involved with the running of the survey. The survey will take just five minutes but will have an impact for the months and years to come. So why not get involved?

Please complete and share the Analysis Function 2020 Diversity and Inclusion Survey.

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Professor Sir Ian Diamond, National Statistician