Diversity is . . .
Acceptance & Respect
|The concept of diversity encompasses acceptance and respect. It means understanding that each individual is unique, and recognizes our individual differences. These can be along the dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies. It is the exploration of these differences in a safe, positive, and nurturing environment. It is about understanding each other and moving beyond simple tolerance to embracing and celebrating the rich dimensions of diversity contained within each individual. From a practical view, diversity is the synthesis of many human resource-related laws and best practices. From a personal view, diversity is how we appear and behave towards the people we work with or those who seek our service.|
NRAO Diversity Strategic Vision
To enable diversity to thrive in all areas of the Observatory in a seamless manner, wherein diversity becomes a natural part of the way we think about work, in the decisions we make, and in our behavior towards others.
NRAO Diversity Policy Statement
Our employees, essential to our success, are to be valued, treated with respect, and have opportunities to work in an inclusive, multi-cultural and gender diverse environment.
NRAO staff and management are responsible and accountable for achieving the above goals.