Equal Employment Opportunity Program

Diversity/AEP Program

National Archives Diversity/Affirmative Employment (AEP) Program

Diversity Policy Statement

As the Archivist of the United States, I strongly recognize and embrace the diversity that our employees bring to NARA. I intend to foster a workplace where each employee is valued and everyone is encouraged to maximize their potential and their commitment to serve our customers. Our ability to serve people from all walks of life is enhanced by the positive and creative power which comes from our diversity.

To meet the challenges of the 21st century, we must continuously strive for a workforce that reflects America, and promote an environment that places high value on individual respect, dignity and professional growth. Our ability to attract, develop, and retain a quality diverse workforce is the key to NARA's success.

My goal is to promote a workforce that embraces diversity and allows each and every employee to succeed up to his or her full potential. All of us must make NARA a place where each individual is appreciated, honored, and rewarded on the basis of professional achievement and contribution. This will require the personal commitment and support of every NARA employee.

Please join me in my supporting NARA's diversity efforts by treating everyone with respect, being open to the ideas and perspectives of others, and learning more about diversity. I look forward working together to use the principles of diversity to achieve our mission.


Archivist of the United States



Archivist of the United States
July 22, 1998

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