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Inclusion and Diversity at Brookhaven Lab

At Brookhaven Lab, we understand that innovation is not possible without a diversity of thought and perspective and that it is imperative that we foster an environment in which employees are valued and respected, thereby allowing them to flourish. By ensuring consistency in our employment practices and processes, and promoting collaboration, flexibility and fairness, Brookhaven consistently seeks to foster an inclusive work environment.

Working with Laboratory employee groups and senior management, Brookhaven has been able to offer a number of programs that augment our efforts to foster an inclusive work environment including the following.

  • Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Lactation Rooms
  • Parental Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • Post Doc Hiring Program (Diversity Office/Department Funding Partnership)

Brookhaven’s workforce diversity comes in many forms including research discipline, years of experience, academic institutions, level of education completed, gender, race/ethnicity, age, educational background, religion, nationality, familial status, socioeconomic status, and disability and veteran status. Brookhaven’s multi-year Diversity and Inclusion Strategy has four primary pillars that focus on (1) enhancing leadership awareness of implicit bias; (2) expanding/developing talent pipeline/pathways; (3) fostering retention of women and under-represented minorities; and (4) engaging lab staff through employee resource and affinity groups.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Employment Opportunity Laws are anti-discrimination laws. The laws that impact employment practices are in title VII of the Civil Rights Act. In accordance with these laws, employment decisions involving hiring, promotions, and compensation will be based on qualifications and performance regardless of an individual’s race, color, religion, gender, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law or executive order.

As a Federal Contractor, Brookhaven National Laboratory is required to follow federal regulations regarding Affirmative Action Compliance for minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities. The Office of Federal Contract Compliance is the Federal Agency responsible for enforcing these laws.