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Diversity Statement from the Director

Jefferson Lab's Diversity Program is integrated with the laboratory's mission. We value the contributions of all people regardless of their differences. Our emphasis is on people and the environment in which they work.
Because the laboratory's mission is scientific, our Diversity Program seeks to enhance scientific discourse. The goals of the laboratory's Diversity Program are:

1. To create and maintain a professional, ethical and respectful work environment in which everyone contributes to the laboratory's mission; and
2. To maintain and encourage a workforce composed of qualified people who proportionally represent the diversity of their professions.
3. To increase diversity within the laboratory and the broader scientific and engineering communities in the nation.


Diversity & Inclusion at JLab


Diversity & Inclusion Policy


Diversity in an organization can include a variety of characteristics, and many of them are represented in Jefferson Lab's population. Jefferson Lab's Diversity & Inclusion Program is aligned with our mission which values the contributions of all people, regardless of their differences.

Our emphasis is on our people and the environment in which they work. We recognize, value, and affirm that diversity contributes richness to the Lab community, benefits the Lab's scientific contributions, and enhances the quality of life for individuals and groups. We take pride in our various achievements and we celebrate our differences. We believe that diversity can lead to the excellence, passion and innovation needed to respond to our nation's scientific and technological challenges.


Questions about Diversity
Objectives of our Diversity Program
Important Initiatives



Celebrating Disability Inclusion for More than 70 Years


Reflecting the important role disability plays in workforce diversity, this year’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) theme is “#InclusionWorks.” Observed each October, NDEAM celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities and educates about the value of a diverse workforce inclusive of their skills and talents. The annual theme is announced early to facilitate advance planning of events.

Download the poster: English (PDF), Spanish (PDF)



NDEAM 2016 poster: #InclusionWorks