General Lab Information


DEI Performance Appraisal Guidance

Assistance for departments and staff in developing DEI goals for Performance Appraisals. DEI goals should aim to provide impact and value to the organization by first providing impact and value directly to employees – this includes the individual, others within the organization, and/or external to the organization in the spirit of and in representation of the Lab.

Focus Themes

Twice a year, the Lab focuses on a key DEIA theme or topic. Resources for each Theme include videos, discussion prompts, and suggested actions plans. Curated resources are provided that allow everyone to choose their own learning path.

Lab Diversity & Inclusion Plan (LDIP)

To achieve our DEIA vision and address the major DEIA challenges, a multi-year, strategic approach has been established.The Laboratory Diversity & Inclusion Plan lays out our DEIA strategy, documenting how we will cultivate an inclusive environment, recruit and retain a diverse workforce, develop partnerships with minority serving institutions, and more.


The DOE Office of Science requires that all project proposals include an appendix containing a Promoting Inclusive and Equitable Research (PIER) Plan that describes how applicants will promote DEIA in their project.

MoU Program

Part of the Lab's 4-pillar DEIA strategy, the 'Expanding the Circle of Peers' pillar increases the trusted relationships managers, scientists, and engineers rely on when seeking qualified talent. Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) between the Lab and Minority Serving Institutions establish a formal relationship that benefit both partners. Each MoU identifies a Champion for both organizations.

External DEI Resources

Minority Recruitment Links

Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Grants and Minority Recruitment / Hiring Programs