Diversity & Inclusion at Fermilab

As an organization, Fermilab is committed to attracting, developing and retaining diverse talent and cultivating an inclusive work environment that supports scientific, technological and operational excellence. Organizational unit and individual contributor commitment to workforce recruitment strategies, pipeline education programs, community outreach and collaboration efforts directly impacts labwide workforce diversity and workplace inclusion advancement.

Our work environment connects each employee to the lab by promoting collaboration, flexibility and fairness. We continually strive to ensure the talents and identities of all employees are respected and valued for their professional contributions to the laboratory’s mission success.

Why diversity matters

A workplace culture of inclusion:

  • promotes a cohesive environment which positively impacts productivity, morale and innovation
  • fosters respect and values each employee’s contributions
  • welcomes the experiences, perspectives and strengths of a diverse workforce to drive teamwork, innovation, critical analysis and creativity

Inclusive workforce efforts

Lactation rooms
Mother’s closet
Prayer space
Accessible bathrooms
Flexible work schedules
Parental leave

Employee Assistance Program
Wellness program
Flexible spending accounts
Tuition Assistance Program
Transgender health care
Commuter benefits


Fermilab statement of diversity

Fermilab develops, implements and maintains purposeful and intentional strategic initiatives to support a respectful organizational culture and intellectually diverse workplace. Our workforce and community collaborations advance the laboratory’s mission and accountability to welcome and excite diverse national and global talent. Our hallmarks include sharing knowledge, strengthening professional networks, and assuring equity and inclusion for each member of the lab community.