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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

About FDA

Diversity Council Enhancement Project

Description: The Diversity Council (the Council) is an advisory body to the FDA Commissioner, the Management Council, and the Director of OEEO. The Council is responsible for fostering effective diversity management practices in the agency, promoting workforce diversity initiatives, and integrating principles of diversity in the FDA. Through this key project, OEEO hopes to achieve a new set of policies and procedures for the Council to better enable the accomplishment of its mission.

Information is current as of April 22, 2015.

Briefing Status: DELAYED

Prior Briefing Status: DELAYED

Milestone DescriptionMilestone DateMilestone StatusMilestone Completion Date

A. Meet with the Centers to discuss the revisions to the Council Charter including its membership structure


Completed 4/28/2013

B. Begin writing the revised draft Council Charter


Completed 12/20/2013

C. Hire a Diversity Director



D. Revise membership criteria for the Council


Completed 1/28/2014

E. Complete the revised draft of the Council Charter and provide it to the Centers and Office of Operations leadership for review


Completed 2/25/2014

F. Obtain the names of the Council members from the Centers


Completed 2/25/2014

G. Submit for approval, the revised draft Council Charter from Office of Operations leadership


Completed 3/10/2014

H. Issue the revised final Council Charter and establish future Council meeting dates


Completed 2/6/2015


  • (1) The dates in italics are modified milestone due dates that have been updated due to real-time delays. The milestone status reflects the current reporting quarter’s status. If a milestone is missed, the milestone will remain delayed until the milestone is completed.

Key Projects Legend

Milestone StatusDefinition
Not Yet StartedWork for specific milestone has not yet been started.
CompletedMilestone and/or overall project is completed.
On TrackMilestone - On track for completion by milestone deadline. Quarter status - Project is on track for completion based on overall milestone status.
On HoldMilestone - On hold, but deadline for completion has not passed. Quarter status - Project is on hold, based on overall milestone status.
DelayedMilestone - Delayed as it has not been completed and deadline has passed. Quarter status - Project is delayed based on overall milestone status.


Note: The data provided on this website is produced on an ongoing basis for performance management purposes and is subject to change due to updates of preliminary estimates, corrections, or other reasons. In addition, FDA may change the type or amount of data provided on this website at any time. Information marked as "Completed" may include measures and/or key projects for which activities are ongoing but no longer tracked as part of FDA-TRACK.