• National Hispanic Heritage Month, Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Stuart
Stuart Henderson, Director Jefferson Lab

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Statement from the Director
Fostering an inclusive work environment encourages collaboration across the community, leads to a greater exploration of ideas, and is key to the success of the Lab’s mission. Diversity should be embraced in all forms, placing emphasis on positive experiences for our employees, users, and all others that work or visit the Jefferson Lab campus. In all instances, we must strive to hold ourselves accountable and lead by example.

I call for everyone within the Jefferson Lab Community to exemplify the values of professionalism and respect, as well as cultivate a supportive environment where we acknowledge the opinions of others, enhancing scientific discourse with every exchange.

The goals of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Program are to:

  1. Intentionally create and sustain a professional, ethical, and respectful work environment in which everyone contributes to the Lab's mission while striving for a fully inclusive workplace. This includes deliberate and thoughtful engagement with colleagues.
  2. Build and maintain an exceptional workforce that reflects our diverse community. This may require stepping outside of comfort zones to encourage and listen to perspectives dissimilar to our own, giving everyone an opportunity to be heard and understood.
  3. Maintain transparency in our communications. Actively promote results and successes in building a diverse and inclusive environment, and propose improvements in any areas where we fall short.
  4. Increase diversity within the Lab and the broader scientific/engineering communities in the nation by recruiting, retaining and developing a diverse and talented workforce, while fostering a diverse STEM pipeline through progressive science education and community outreach programs.

 

 


Rhonda Barbosa
HR Director
Jefferson Lab
"DEI is about keeping Jefferson Lab competitive. It will prepare us for new ways to attract, retain, motivate and embrace previously untapped perspectives, so we can remain leaders in the advancement of science in the nation."

-R. Barbosa


Aurora Realin
DEI Program Manager Jefferson Lab
"Jefferson Lab’s desire to become an inclusive organization will pave the way for creativity and innovation as we advance our mission of scientific discovery. With committed collaboration and partnerships internally and with the community we serve, we can continue to learn and grow and move the needle forward for diversity, equity and inclusion. Together, WE can do it!

-A. Realin

Any questions, please contact Aurora Realin, DEI Program Manager.


Jefferson Lab is committed to fostering a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion, internally, in the DOE and National Lab System, and in our community.

Our definition for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are as follows:

Diversity - Achieve and sustain a workforce composed of qualified people who proportionally represent the diverse populations that contribute to the advancement of science
Equity - Achieve and maintain an organization where fair treatment, access, opportunity and advancement is guaranteed for all
Inclusion - Achieve and maintain a professional, ethical, tolerant and respectful work environment in which everyone can contribute to the mission according to their talents.

Suicide Prevention Month Toolkit

Suicide Awareness Fact Sheet

September 16th Hispanic Heritage Month Virtual Event Recording with Aria Soha, Engineering Physicist at Fermilab 

DEI Corner:  Spotlight on JSA's Procurement Office/Supplier Diversity Efforts 

JLab Wellness/Mother's Rooms Info

September Worldwide DEI Holidays and Observances

World Wide DEI Holidays

Additional DEI Resources 

Complimentary Women in Science Calendars

The Keys to Allyship: Understanding What an Ally is and the Role They Play in an Inclusive Workforce  

10 Things Allies Can Do

The Importance of Belonging at Work

UPCOMING DEI EVENTS

Below you can find more information about all those who take the lead in driving and sustaining our aspired culture. Information on upcoming internal DEI events can be found below.

If you would like to sign up to be a part of our mailing list and be informed of all things DEI, please click here:  Inclusion Info Page (jlab.org)

September's National Hispanic Heritage Month Virtual Event! 

On Friday, September 16 from 11am to 12pm, the lab hosted a virtual event featuring Aria Soha, Engineering Physicist at Fermilab, to share her personal story growing up as a Hispanic American, her work with the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) and her career at Fermilab.  To view the recording click here -  https://www.jlab.org/video/national-hispanic-heritage-month-virtual-web…

Demographic Focus Group Meetings are Back!  Save-the-dates below and plan to attend.  The purpose of these meetings is to provide a safe space for discussion and promote a strong culture of diversity, inclusion and equity at JLab. The meetings hone in on demographics that reported a lower sense of belonging at the lab according to the 2020 Inclusion Survey and gain feedback as we plan for the 2023 Inclusion Survey. Save the dates/times below and plan to attend!  All meetings are virtual with the exception of the Role/Techs/AO/ESM (Technical Staff) meeting which will be held onsite in CC F113.  A teams link is available below for those who are not able to attend in person.  All staff and Users are welcome to attend.

Demographic Focus Group

Leadership Sponsor

Date & Time

Meeting Location/Link

Role/Techs/AP/ESM (Technical Staff)

*onsite meeting - Refreshments will be served

Andrei Seryi

Sept. 9, 11-12pm

COMPLETED

LGBTQ+ (new date) Jianwei Qiu Sept. 19, 9-10am

COMPLETED

Age/Generation

Amber Boehnlein

Sept. 20, 11-12pm

COMPLETED

Veterans

Will Oren

Sept. 23, 11-12pm

COMPLETED

Race/African-American & Black

Lauren Hansen

Sept. 27, 11-12pm

COMPLETED

Disability/People Living with Disabilities

Rusty Sprouse

Sept. 28, 11-12pm

Click here to join the meeting

Tenure (new date) Steve Hoey Oct. 4, 9-10am

 Click here to join the meeting

Gender (new date) Thia  Keppel Oct. 18, 1-2pm

Click here to join the meeting

 

Overcoming Barriers to Communication (updated AP-COM course)

Thursday, November 17th 1-3pm     Click here to register - https://misportal.jlab.org/training/classes/112273

Overcoming Barriers to Communication is a course created to assist employees to understand various barriers to communication.  Through this course, attendees will realize the impact of medium and delivery on communication, recognize potential barriers to effective communication and how this translates into everyday work interactions.  Participants will understand cultural differences (language and cultural context), gender stereotypes and unconscious bias, and how all these factors hinder good communication.  Participants will learn strategies and gain tools on how to become more effective communicators.       

Safe Zone/LGBTQ+ Educational Session

Tuesday, November 8th 10-11:30am     Click here to register - https://misportal.jlab.org/training/classes/112272

The Safe Zone/LGBTQ+ Educational Session is an opportunity for everyone, including our LGBTQ+ colleagues, allies and all who are interested in learning. During this session, we will review LGBTQ+ core terminology, discuss our personal relations to LGBTQ+ subjects and engage each other on how we can become better allies and advocates for our LGBTQ+ colleagues. This session is voluntary and advanced notice of participation is not required.

Veterans Mentoring Program

If you'd like to sign up for our newly launched Veteran Mentoring Program, please click the links below.  This program was designed to help our veterans who are transitioning out from the military to adjust to civilian work life by partnering with a JLab team member.   

Program Information

Mentor Application

Mentee Application

37+ countries: At Jefferson lab we hire the world and bask in our diversity, enriching our science by working with many partners to ensure we are in touch

We have your family in mind with our AWS program, we know talent in different forms with our Differently Able focus, and we build bonds through our Diversity Council

We reach out to ensure we spread opportunities, resulting in 10,000,000+ views of our YouTube content, scholarships for women and underrepresented groups, and diversity in our business dealings

We invest our time and effort to ensure that all of our visitors and guests from around the world have a smooth transition to the lab environment

Watch some of our staff top picks for learning about DEI. We’ve curated a movie, listening and reading list that we hope you enjoy as much as we have

We have some of the most well-regarded scientists, engineers, technicians and administrative experts in the world

DEI Council Charter and Focus Group Charter
DEI Strategic Plan and Policies
Have a DEI idea or concern?

If so, please contact, Aurora Realin, DEI Program Manager.

For anonymous requests, please contact the Ethics Committee.

37+ countries: At Jefferson lab we hire the world and bask in our diversity, enriching our science by working with many partners to ensure we are in touch

We have your family in mind with our AWS program, we know talent in different forms with our Differently Able focus, and we build bonds through our Diversity Council

We reach out to ensure we spread opportunities, resulting in 10,000,000+ views of our YouTube content, scholarships for women and underrepresented groups, and diversity in our business dealings

We invest our time and effort to ensure that all of our visitors and guests from around the world have a smooth transition to the lab environment

Watch some of our staff top picks for learning about DEI. We’ve curated a movie, listening and reading list that we hope you enjoy as much as we have

We have some of the most well-regarded scientists, engineers, technicians and administrative experts in the world

Have a DEI idea or concern?

If so, please contact, Aurora Realin, DEI Program Manager.

For anonymous requests, please contact the Ethics Committee.