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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Working Group

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Working Group

The OEIG has an internal Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Accessibility Working Group. Our Working Group is comprised of OEIG employee volunteers from each division who work together to brainstorm, research, and implement steps to make the OEIG an inclusive and equitable working environment that celebrates diversity. All employees are welcome to join the Working Group and/or submit ideas and suggestions. The Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Accessibility Working Group specifically focuses on four areas: mentorship and development, recruitment and hiring, training, and employee connection.

 

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Accessibility Working Group Year-End Report

The Working Group outlined its work in 2023 DEIA Working Group Year-End Report. You can also access the Working Groups prior reports:

DEIA Working Group Year-End Report 2022

DEIA Working Group Year-End Report 2021

Some of the highlights outlined in the report and below, include the DEIA Working Group's work to:

  • Maintain an internal mentorship program open to all employees to provide continuing support and development opportunities for staff.
  • Create opportunities to discuss matters related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. For example, last year we facilitated an internal discussion regarding imposter syndrome and another discussion about microaggressions.
  • Update accommodation information for persons with disabilities.
  • Implement the OEIG Hiring Plan that the DEIA Working Group drafted.

OEIG Connect

The Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Working Group also established a group that meets throughout the year to discuss issues related to marginalized groups and identities, such as race, gender, and ability. Before an OEIG Connect meeting, we circulate questions and topics, read articles, and/or listen to podcasts and then discuss them together as a group. At OEIG Connect we share our experiences and ideas to create a safe place to connect and learn from one another.

OEIG Mentorship Program

The OEIG Mentorship Program is a voluntary program open to all employees. The program is designed to provide support, guidance, and development, leadership, and community for both mentees and mentors through a program of one-on-one mentorship and group mentorship activities. The goals of Mentorship Program include:

  • Support newer employees in understanding the organization's mission, structure, processes, and values.
  • Share the skills and knowledge among employees.
  • Provide support in locating and accessing organizational resources.
  • Foster open communication and dialogue.
  • Bring employees together to establish a network of professionals.

For the OEIG's EEO/AA Report, click here.

For information about employment opportunities, click here.