Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
NOAA Research is enriched by diverse perspectives, celebrating each other’s unique experience and expertise.
The people of NOAA’s Air Resources Laboratory (ARL), and the intellectual capability they provide, are its greatest asset. As complexity grows and the pace of change and advancement in environmental science increases, our world-class workforce will continue to be important to the management of weather, water, and climate issues.
ARL has demonstrated this commitment through leadership appointments, mentorship and participation in numerous DE&I activities throughout NOAA. We share NOAA’s commitment to diversity, as the impact of our research is felt throughout our nation and all its citizens, researchers, and residents.
NOAA Research has developed five strategies in response to NOAA’s changing operating landscape and the specific factors influencing the environmental science community. The 2020-2026 NOAA Research Strategy supports the delivery of NOAA Research’s goals and objectives, as well as the advancement of NOAA’s six science and technology focus areas.
One strategy focuses on “Develop the next-generation workforce,” which states:
“NOAA Research will grow the leaders of tomorrow. With a focus on diversity and inclusion, NOAA Research will broaden its talent pool to reflect multidisciplinary skill sets. NOAA Research will develop leadership and management skill sets across the workforce to prepare for succession planning and the demands of the future.”
Read more about NOAA OAR’s 2020-2026 Strategy, here.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Mission
Bring awareness to employees, applicants for employment and management about Equal Employment Opportunity/Diversity through the following:
- Empowerment – Consultation services to employees, managers, and applicants.
- Exposure – Recruitment and outreach activities for short and long-term recruitment.
- Education – Federal EEO Mandated training, Special Emphasis programs, and Connections newsletter.
- Evaluation – Monitor employment statistics to prepare reports for NOAA, DOC, EEOC, and OPM.