• January DEI Holidays

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Jefferson Lab

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

Message from the Director - Jefferson Lab Standards of Conduct

Worldwide DEI Holiday Observances

Additional DEI Resources 

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

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)


Demographic Focus Group Meetings are Back!

Demographic Focus Groups will resume on a bi-annul basis and begin February 2022.  Members of our Leadership Team will be hosting to discuss FY21 accomplishments and plans for FY22.  We are looking forward to meeting with all of you so please save the date!  The schedule is below.  Dates/Times for the remaining focus groups will be updated as they are scheduled.  



*Staff and Users who are Veterans

Will Oren February 8, 2-3pm

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*Women Staff and Users

Jennifer Logan February 9, 1-2pm

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Role Technical

*Staff with a technical job role such as:  Assembly Technicians, Welders, CAD Designers, Accelerator Operators, Mechanical and Electrical Techs, etc.)

Andrei Seryi February 10, 3-4pm

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*Staff and Users with a Disability

Rusty Sprouse February 15, 3-4pm

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Role SA & AA 

*Employees who are Staff Administrators and Administrative Assistants

Steve Smith


February 16, 1-2pm

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*Staff and Users who are LGBTQ+ & Allies

Jianwei Qiu February 17, 1-2pm

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*Staff who have worked 7-9 years at JLab

Steve Hoey February 22, 1-2pm

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*Staff and Users 33-44 years of age.                (Amber will lead a conversation geared towards personal development.)

Amber Boehnlein

February 23, 3-4pm

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*African American/Black and Multi-racial       Staff and Users

Lauren Hansen  February 24, 3-4pm

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*Description under each Demographic Focus Group describes the main audience/key topic, however, ALL are welcome to be a part of the discussion.    

Overcoming Barriers to Communication (updated AP-COM course)

Wednesday, January 26th 10-12pm  Sign up here - https://misportal.jlab.org/training/classes/109436

Tuesday, March 22nd 1-3pm  Sign up here - https://misportal.jlab.org/training/classes/109437

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.       

SafeZone/LGBTQ+ Educational Session

Monday, February 28th 1-2:30pm  Sign up here - https://misportal.jlab.org/training/classes/109522

The SafeZone/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

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

23 DEI Commitments from Leadership in Response to Employee Feedback