Dignity & Respect
At UPMC, inclusion begins with a core belief that everyone deserves dignity and respect.
In 2008, the UPMC Center for Engagement and Inclusion introduced the Dignity & Respect Campaign to create a more inclusive workplace culture. As communities and organizations outside of UPMC have learned about what we are doing here, Dignity & Respect has grown from an internal initiative to a National Campaign.*
An Integration of Dignity & Respect
For UPMC, dignity and respect are more than just a campaign. They are guiding principles that help UPMC become a better provider of services and employer.
We have integrated dignity and respect into the following areas:
30 Tips to Dignity & Respect
The 30 tips are the result of employee focus groups. Employees were asked to describe behaviors that exist where employees are treated with dignity and respect.
In response to the feedback, we’ve created 30 Tips of Dignity & Respect which we encourage you to practice each and every day.
7 Pillars of Dignity & Respect Learning Series
This learning series is an introduction to behaviors that help organizations create an environment of dignity, respect, and engagement for their employees and customers, and the communities they serve. The purpose of the modules, available as instructor-led and web-based training, is to explain why, when, and how the Pillar behaviors can be used to drive culture change in organizations.
January is Dignity & Respect Month
UPMC employees celebrate by:
*UPMC is proud to be the founding sponsor of the D&R National Campaign