Be Nice. Be Proud. Be You.

Belonging at COCC

Our mission is to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace and workforce by leveraging the unique experiences, perspectives, and viewpoints of our employees. By embracing a culture of inclusion, we will increase our collaboration among team members to better serve both our employees and clients.

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Our Taskforce

Our Taskforce is committed to advancing the value of DEIB at COCC. We continuously review our policies, metrics, and employee feedback to identify areas for improvement, while providing training and education to ultimately promote a fair, equitable and inclusive workplace for all our employees.

Our Vision

We believe that diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging provide the workplace a competitive advantage in employee engagement and innovation. As a company that focuses on collaboration, COCC encourages all employees to be their authentic selves every day and to come together to make the company a welcoming, inclusive environment for all. We strive to ensure that all employees have representation at every level of our organization, have equal access to opportunities and have the opportunity to impact decisions that influence their workplace experience. COCC is committed to creating opportunities for communication and education and leading a movement in which we celebrate what makes our employees unique and the values we share together.

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Our Goals

Provide resources to employees on matters regarding diversity, equity and inclusion within our community.

Create awareness through education, training, conversations and programs open to everyone.

Provide a welcoming environment so all employees are comfortable being themselves at work, supporting our culture of collaboration.

Create equitable policies and to ensure access to opportunity for all, particularly those from marginalized groups and identities.

Improve representation of our emerging majority population at both employee and leadership level through equitable and fair hiring practices and development programs. 

Focus on increasing the number of employees who identify as women as part of our technology teams

Employee Resource Groups

Employees Speak Out on Belonging & Inclusivity at COCC

COCC grants you respect and trust as an individual in any position they give you. You honestly feel like a valued employee and know your work is contributing to the success of the company.

My manager will set aside time all hours of the day to listen to our concerns and does not judge.

My viewpoints are heard, I am respected, cared for, and given the tools to succeed.

I have a sense of belonging here – I can be myself and I’m appreciated for it.

Community Involvement

At COCC, we are passionate about supporting organizations in our local communities through our corporate giving, volunteering, and community investment initiatives. Our programs encourage and support employees in their personal philanthropy and charitable giving so that they can help the causes closest to their hearts.

COCC offers up to two paid community service days per year for employees to come together and participate in community service events and activities, such as building houses with Habit for Humanity and coordinating food drives for Bread for Life.

Charitable giving is also an important part of our culture and community through:

  • Corporate charitable matching
  • Monthly payroll contribution to charitable causes selected by employees
  • Quarterly community giving fund to organizations nominated by employees

Our ERGs are also passionate about creating opportunities to serve our communities. From turkey drives to Pride events and beyond, our ERGs commit to holding at least one community service event at an organization of their choosing per year. 

COCC employees volunteering at Southington Bread for Life