is the policy of NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) to manage
the diversity of our employees by fostering an inclusive work force,
building an environment that respects the individual, and offering
opportunities for all employees to develop to their full potential.
Diversity is the mixture of differences and similarities each employee
brings to the workplace to accomplish the goals of the NWS.
Diversity management is a long-term change strategy enabling
the NWS to improve its culture to ensure all employees are making
maximum contributions to the mission of the NWS. We will foster
an inclusive, supportive, open, challenging and innovative work
environment to enable employees to be positive, creative and reach
their full potential.
Each employee, at all levels within the organization, has an
active role in implementing the NWS Diversity Management Initiative.
Management officials at all levels share responsibility and are
accountable for achieving our diversity management goals. If diversity
management is to be embraced, it must be integrated successfully
into all facets of the organization's structure. Established NWS
diversity management initiatives must continue to be guided by
the leadership's full commitment and employees' full participation.
Full support of the NWS Diversity Management Policy is critical
to diversity implementation initiatives.