MELVILLE, N.Y. — Oct. 12, 2020 — Communities, institutions, and businesses haven’t done enough to address issues of systemic racism and inequality in the United States.PrestigePEO is committed to understanding the complex issues of race, class, gender, sexual orientation and otherwise-based forms of discrimination – and figuring out how we can do better together.

PrestigePEO is a leading professional employer organization (PEO) that partners with small and mid-sized businesses throughout the U.S. to deliver full-service HR solutions. We truly care about issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), but it’s about more than that; we’re putting what we learn into practice and expanding our DEI efforts on all fronts.

We’re thrilled to launch the rollout of our new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resource Center. This site is a starting point to explore issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion as it applies to the workplace and beyond. Recently, our Diversity Leadership Council, announced the appointment of our first Diversity Officer, LaToya Velez. In this role, LaToya will work closely with our Diversity Coordinator, Asheley Lafontant and work with the Council to continue to foster an inclusive work environment. Our focus on diversity will deliver value-added guidance to our PrestigePEO employees as well as resources for all our clients.

“We are eager to continue encouraging our team’s passion for learning, educating, and discussing such mission-critical issues in today’s workplace,”, says Eric Foodim, Chief Operating Officer at PrestigePEO. “I am excited to work with LaToya and Asheley as they drive our DEI initiatives to new heights.”

PrestigePEO is dedicated to delivering trustworthy HR support and continuously evolving to better serve our clients and community. As we listen and learn, we’re also creating new resources to help guide our clients as they develop their own DEI initiatives, from hiring best practices to sample policies and communication.

Stay tuned as we expand our DEI initiatives with our employees, with our SMB clients and in our local communities.

About PrestigePEO

PrestigePEO, incorporated as Prestige Employee Administrators Inc., empowers small and mid-sized businesses to simplify HR by offering end-to-end support for employee benefits management, payroll administration, workers’ compliance, HR guidance, and more. Merging the power of industry-leading customer service with innovative technology options, PrestigePEO delivers a full spectrum of HR services and solutions to help SMBs lower employee benefit costs, reduce administrative workloads, and manage critical HR functions. PrestigePEO is among only 1% of PEOs that are ESAC-accredited, Workers Comp Risk Management (CI)-certified, and classified as a Certified Professional Employer Organization (CPEO) by the IRS – demonstrating financial stability and strict adherence with a diverse range of regulatory and security standards. Headquartered in Melville, NY, PrestigePEO is licensed to support SMBs nationwide and proud to serve long-standing clients across the tri-state area.

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