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 impact lab-wide 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

  • Maternity Closet
  • Nursing Mother’s Room
  • Prayer space
  • Accessible bathrooms
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Telecommuting
  • Parental leave
  • Daycare
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Wellness Program
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • Transgender healthcare
  • Commuter benefits

Fermilab’s Executive Summary on Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility as part of the Laboratory Diversity and Inclusion Plan 2023 is available here.


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.