Diversity

Affirmative Action Statement

The Missouri Lottery Commission affirms its policy as an equal opportunity employer.  Equal opportunity is provided to all employees and applicants based on their demonstrated abilities.  Discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, sex, religion, veterans’ status, disability or any other reason is prohibited by law.

As an equal opportunity employer, the Missouri Lottery Commission solicits all qualified persons, using several sources of recruitment and posting venues, to apply for vacant positions.  Internally, the commission encourages employees to take advantage of advancement opportunities.  The Missouri Lottery Commission also assures equal opportunity in its internal business and in its relations with the general public.

The Missouri Lottery Commission promotes this statement through written administrative policies and statements.  These policies and statements are made readily available to all management and staff.  Our Workforce Diversity Plan contains the specific policies and statements that make the commission’s commitment to equal employment opportunity known.

Commitment to Minority Enterprise (MBE) / Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE)

We are committed to:

  • Creating an environment that supports the ingenuity and industriousness of Missouri’s emerging small businesses, and minority and women owned businesses.  This will ensure every business owner in Missouri has a fair and equal opportunity to do business with the State of Missouri.
  • The principles of expanding economic opportunities for and to all Missouri residents, resulting in an increase in jobs for Missouri companies, thus improving the tax base.
  • Oppose all forms of discrimination and demonstrate our intent to create an environment that supports economic growth in all sectors.
  • It’s not just good will, but good business.

Commitment to Workforce Diversity

The Lottery is committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting well-qualified individuals on the basis of qualifications without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, veteran’s status, disability, or any other reason prohibited by law.

  • Lottery will make good faith effort to strengthen the number of minority and female applicants in the applicant pool.
  • Lottery key staff (representatives from human resources) shall attend career fairs at colleges and universities and minority recruitment events (i.e. Black Caucus, Black Expo, etc.) throughout the year.
  • Shall make good faith effort by advertising job opportunities on minority association’s web pages, minority newspapers, Office Supplier and Workforce Diversity’s (OSWD) web page, Lottery’s web page, on public bulletin boards, and when deemed necessary in local/metropolitan newspapers and at universities/colleges in their recruitment centers.
  • Will provide internships (for potential full-time staff positions), leadership training (allowing staff to excel in management positions), and overall diversity training for all staff.
  • Commitment to providing opportunities for advancement to current employees.