We all have a responsibility to correct systemic racism and inequities.
The belief in the inherent dignity and worth of every individual influences positive change. Together we can foster a culture of inclusion, equity, and respect for one another so that justice will endure.
Failure to acknowledge, recognize, and correct past cruelties will always lead to repeated uncivil behavior.”
Acting Director, NIH/EDI
The commitment to advancing equity starts within.
Numbers speak for themselves. EDI works not only to provide workforce data, but is also committed to understanding the structural and racial barriers to equity discovered in our data. Our dedicated Diversity Specialists are armed with powerful data analytics that help us make change in real time. To learn more about our data analytics efforts, visit edi.nih.gov/data
EDI Service Statement
The Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) supports NIH efforts in advancing racial equity for NIH staff through continuing affirmative programs to:
- promote equal employment opportunity (EEO)
- identify and eliminate discrimination from the agency's personnel policies, practices, and working conditions
- serve as a neutral resource to employees and management regarding EEO rights and responsibilities
- collaborate with employees and management to resolve workplace issues
- provide reasonable accommodation guidance and consultation to employees and management
- promote the understanding and appreciation of an inclusive and diverse workplace culture
- implement data-driven inclusive programs and practices to ensure critical perspectives and talents are represented and leveraged to advance health discovery
- ensure individuals from underserved communities are treated equitably, including those requiring equitable access to agency programs, activities, or services
- ensure that management is responsible for the achievement of EEO and Diversity objectives
This page provides information about statutes, regulations and policy, executive orders, and notices on racial discrimination, racism, equal employment opportunity, and diversity and inclusion. It also provides information for NIH staff about reporting an allegation of discrimination to EDI.