The Department of Energy Office of Science’s (SC) Office of Scientific Workforce Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (SW-DEI) collaborates across SC to advance organizational best practices for promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in SC’s business practices for awarding and managing competitive research, to promote DEI at the SC DOE National Laboratories, and to uphold SC’s DEI Statement of Commitment. 

DEI is a cornerstone to effectively advancing the U.S. research and scientific innovation enterprise.  Effective stewardship and promotion of diverse and inclusive research environments and workplaces that value and celebrate a diversity of people, ideas, cultures, and educational backgrounds is foundational to delivering on the SC mission.

We invite you to learn more about how SC is Advancing DEI in SC Business Practices, and Advancing DEI at the SC DOE National Laboratories.  We have also created a repository of publicly available DEI Information Resources for both SC staff as well as the broader community.

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 the DOE Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Policies site to make those policies and procedures more accessible to the scientific community and the institutions that receive DOE SC funding.

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 on our website on an ongoing basis.