General Lab Information

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion goal of the Energy & Photon Sciences (EPS) Directorate is to create an environment within the directorate and the broader Brookhaven Lab organization where everyone comes to work every day feeling that they are an empowered and respected member of a team that can do or support great science.

Council Charter

The Council’s mission is to create a welcoming, empowering, and inclusive work environment where ALL members of the staff are provided with the resources and opportunity to contribute to the directions and decisions within the directorate regardless of factors such as gender, race, sexual orientation, age, cultural background so that a diverse workforce with an equal opportunity to succeed becomes an integral part of the directorate.

Peer Counseling

The Directorate has an informal avenue that provides an alternative safe place for EPS staff to discuss concerns that might not rise to the level of the Lab’s formal complaint process that typically requires investigation through the Lab-Wide Employee Support System. Peer Counseling is for staff who would like to discuss something that is on their mind and gain some ideas and advice

Performance Goal Process

While the window is open for establishing performance goals, each member of the EPS directorate will develop their own DEI Performance Goal(s). You choose your goal and obtain your supervisor’s agreement. Your goal should be something you are comfortable with/passionate about, but it must improve the EPS Directorate DEI culture. Remember that when you choose a goal, you need to be prepared to explain at performance appraisal time what you did to achieve your goal.

Hiring Process

Knowing that hiring processes can limit diversity, the Energy & Photon Sciences Associate Laboratory Director commissioned the Directorate's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council to research best hiring practices consistent with Laboratory principles. Human Resources is working to improve the Lab’s hiring process to be more streamlined and reduce bias. A new Subject Area in the Lab’s Standards-based Management System is in development as of mid-2018. EPS is working with HR on this effort.

Focus Themes

Focus Themes, a partnership between the DEI Office and Human Resources Learning and Development, helps Lab employees practice Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA) behaviors and thus fosters respect and inclusivity at work.

Project Implit logo

All members of the Energy & Photon Sciences Directorate are encouraged to explore the Project Implicit website.

Council Members

Inclusion and Diversity All Hands Talk

By Energy & Photon Sciences ALD Jim Misewich, May 18, 2018

  • “Inclusion and Diversity All Hands Talk” by Jim Misewich, May 18, 2018

    May 22, 2018