Creating Jobs: IRS Needs a “Diversity and Inclusion Specialist”

Looking for a job? The IRS might be able to hook you up. On their job description page, they describe the Department of Treasury as “a steward of U.S. economic and financial systems.” They’re good at managing taxpayer money to create meaningful and necessary jobs.

They’re looking to pay a qualified individual anywhere from $123,000 to $155,000 a year to work as a “Supervisory Diversity and Inclusion Specialist.” Basically what this person will be doing is trying to create a multicultural utopia in the work place. And listening to employee complaints that allegedly stem from an apparent lack of “inclusion” or lack of appreciation for “diversity.”

Here’s how the job posting describes the position:

 “[The Diversity and Inclusion Specialist will] act as a strategic business partner for leadership regarding diversity and inclusion considerations that impact business unit mission and operations; serve as a change agent to provide strategies, solutions, training, tools, resources and thought leadership on diversity and foster inclusion across the business unit to build a high-performing workplace; build internal awareness, engagement, and accountability for diversity and inclusion at all levels; integrate diversity and inclusion into critical human capital functions such as recruitment, development, performance management, and training; increasing/maintaining workforce diversity… Hear and resolve complaints from employees, refer group grievances and/or more serious unresolved complaints as appropriate. Effect minor disciplinary measures, such as warnings and reprimands, recommend other actions in more serious cases.”

 Maybe they’d encounter something like this. “I don’t care that he has more work than I do. He’s white, and he gets paid more. That’s racist and sexist.” To preserve the diversity and inclusion of the work place, the Diversity and Inclusion Specialist might recommend a prompt pay cut for the white male and a pay raise for the complainant. Problem solved. (Is that an exaggeration?)

Diversity and inclusion are politically correct terms that essentially encompass the idea that there needs to be plenty of dark-skinned people (particularly women) in a certain working environment. They need to be treated extra special. Also, there can’t be too many white males in the same working environment. And because white males are born privileged due to their race and gender, they need to be treated accordingly, if you know what I mean.

But of course they’re not going to explain those terms that way. Diversity describes how everybody is different. We’re all different with regards to age, sex, race, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomic status, etc. Inclusion describes the cultural environment that allows diversity to be a benefit to a work place rather than a detriment. That’s the multicultural utopia part that they strive for where everybody is looked at as exactly the same.

So diversity means everybody’s different; inclusion means to pretend that everybody’s the same. We’ll be hearing more and more about “diversity” and “inclusion” the laxer our immigration laws are.

Diversity also includes political affiliation. You know, like “conservative” or “tea party.” So, the IRS is just making sure that everybody is treated equally regardless of things like political ideologies. They’re trying to be careful not to discriminate based on what someone’s or some organization’s political opinions might be.

Since the IRS has no history of bullying people and organizations based on their political ideologies, they should be able to train someone adequately to be their Diversity and Inclusion Specialist. Only “qualified individuals” need apply.