In pursuing the advancement of equity within the NIH workforce, we know that our journey begins with transparency. Through our profiles, we describe the demographic composition of the NIH workforce and utilize the data to investigate potential disparities which may present barriers to equity in the scientific workforce. The ongoing analysis of our workforce data allows us to tell the story of the people here at NIH who work not only to advance biomedical research, but to bring equity to those who serve our country in the pursuit of scientific discovery.
TOTAL NIH WORKFORCE DEMOGRAPHICS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2021 SECOND QUARTER
(As of March 31, 2021)
*Targeted disabilities are defined as disabilities that the government has, for several decades, emphasized in hiring because they pose the greatest barriers to employment, such as blindness, deafness, paralysis, convulsive disorders, and mental illnesses, among others.
An individual with a disability is defined on the SF 256 as, “a person who (1) has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities; (2) has a record of such an impairment; or (3) is regarded as having such an impairment.” This definition is provided by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (29 U.S.C. 701, et seq.).