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Welcome to the Diversity Office

The Diversity Office supports the Laboratory’s mission to do world-class science by facilitating the development of a pipeline of qualified, diverse candidates; by recommending to the Director policies and procedures that ensure (1) equitable treatment and opportunities for all employees, (2) an environment free from harassment; and (3) encourage respect for individual differences.

Laboratory Demographics have been released.

FY2017 Diversity & Inclusion Implementation Plan

Diversity and Inclusion at Brookhaven Lab

At Brookhaven we understand that innovation is not possible without 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/processes, promoting collaboration, flexibility and fairness, Brookhaven consistently seeks to foster an inclusive work environment.

Working with leadership and employee groups Brookhaven has been able to offer a number of programs that augment our efforts to foster an inclusive work environment. These include but are not limited to:

  • Lactation Rooms
  • Flexible Work Arrangements
  • 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, but not limited to, 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 D&I 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 URMs and engaging lab staff through employee resource and affinity groups.

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.


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Last Modified: September 7, 2017
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