DOE Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Policies

The DOE Office of Science (SC) is fully committed to fostering safe, diverse, equitable, and inclusive work, research, and funding environments that value mutual respect and personal integrity. Effective stewardship and promotion of diverse and inclusive workplaces that value and celebrate a diversity of people, ideas, cultures, and educational backgrounds is foundational to delivering on the SC mission. The scientific community engaged in SC-sponsored activities is expected to be respectful, ethical, and professional.

The DOE SC does not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind, including sexual or non-sexual harassment, bullying, intimidation, violence, threats of violence, retaliation, or other disruptive behavior in the federal workplace, including DOE field site offices, or at national laboratories, scientific user facilities, academic institutions, other institutions that we fund, or other locations where activities that we support are carried out.

The DOE has long-standing policies and procedures for the prevention of discrimination and harassment. SC has established this site to make those policies and procedures more accessible to the scientific community and the institutions that receive DOE SC funding, as well as to clearly communicate SC’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

As SC continues to identify opportunities to improve our policies, practices, and communications to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in furtherance of our core values and mission, updated policies, procedures, and resources will be posted here on an ongoing basis.