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At the core of the EDI portfolio is our policy development. We work closely with our NIH stakeholder community on the development of agency policy regarding civil rights and diversity and inclusion. Through committees consisting of partners throughout NIH’s Institutes and Centers, we harness the ideas and perspectives needed to develop legally sound policy for the Agency. Each year, the NIH Director issues a policy statement to the workforce, underscoring NIH’s commitment to a workplace free of discrimination and declaring a value proposition for diversity and inclusion. To uphold that commitment, our policies serve to articulate the rights and responsibilities of every manager, supervisor, and employee, and are consistent with current law. EDI experts conduct comprehensive research to stay informed about changes in statutes, regulations, Executive Orders, and new guidance from EEOC and OPM. We make every effort to ensure that NIH policies remain current and that our workforce understands any changes to our policies.