Our people are as diverse as our capabilities

Simply saying that we appreciate diversity means nothing if we don’t live and breathe it. ORAU, in its management of the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), champions diversity in not only its people but also in the scope of capabilities that are called upon to achieve the ORISE mission.  

By reinforcing our award-winning commitment to diversity through a focus on enhancing recruitment methods for underrepresented groups, as well as by operating a strong diversity program for employees that includes training, educational programs, and awareness events, we continue to benefit from a highly skilled workforce that provides exceptional quality products and services to DOE. 

It is our priority to ensure that employees have the opportunity to work and develop in an environment that is uninhibited and free of harassment or discrimination, and we strive to maintain a workplace that promotes creativity, rewards excellence, and encourages employees to respect and accept differences. 

As a result of these efforts, ORAU was recognized as a Best Diversity Company by Diversity/Careers magazine in 201120122013 and 2014 and a Top Diversity Employer by Black EOE Journal magazine in 2015 and 2016.