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Diversity Management

At the NIH, diversity is an all-inclusive term that extends beyond race and gender. Diversity incorporates workers in many different pay classifications and personnel systems. It includes age, geographic considerations, personality, tenure issues, and a myriad of other personal and organizational characteristics that may be different or similar in nature.

The Workplace Diversity Initiative (WDI), developed by NIH staff under the leadership of the OEODM, is a long-term strategy to manage the differences and similarities of NIH employees in order to promote productivity, quality, and fairness in the workplace.

The NIH Diversity Vision

The NIH is committed to maintaining its stature as a premier research institution by building an inclusive work force, fostering an environment that respects the individual, and offering an opportunity for each person to develop to his or her full potential in the pursuit and support of science.

Benefits of the Diversity Initiative

  • Boost employee morale
  • Increase employee productivity by utilizing talents
  • Create a work environment that allows everyone to reach their full potential
  • Provide multiple options for dealing with workplace diversity
  • Reduce complaints and grievances
  • Acquire multiple perspectives on problem solving