Employee Resource Groups
To help attract and retain a diverse set of employees the Lab provides financial and structural support to Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). These include the African American Advancement Group, the Asian Pacific American Association, the Brookhaven Veterans Association, Brookhaven Women in Science, the Early Career Resource Group, the Hispanic Heritage Group, and the Pride Alliance.
In recent years, the ERGs have increased the reach and impact of their activities. This includes an increase in membership, an increase in the number of scholarships they offer, new guest lecturers who speak on DE&I topics, and more learning and social events for employees.
Directorate DE&I councils partner with the DE&I Office to help fulfill the Lab’s DE&I strategy and provide support for outreach activities within their directorates and Lab wide.