The ALS has a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and supports a culture in which the entire ALS community, including staff, users, affiliates, and visitors, feels welcomed and valued.
LBNL and the ALS believe that inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability (IDEA) are key enablers to accomplishing the Lab’s vision of bringing science solutions to the world. As critical components of the Lab’s stewardship efforts, they unlock innovation, produce high-performing teams, and drive meaningful impact and outcomes. LBNL and the ALS strive to
- create an environment in which everyone belongs (inclusion);
- welcome and engage all people and perspectives (diversity);
- ensure fair access to opportunities (equity); and
- take responsibility for making progress (accountability).
We take part in the Lab’s IDEA efforts and apply them to our operations as a user facility.
The ALS’s efforts in IDEA comprise a new framework that encompasses several task forces and an IDEA Committee, which advises ALS leadership. Task forces address a focused set of issues related to ALS culture and consist of volunteer members. The chairs of these task forces, along with the IDEA chair, an IDEA facilitator, and at-large representatives of ALS staff, form the IDEA Committee, which coordinates task force activities and makes recommendations on policy changes to the ALS director. The IDEA framework is flexible, allowing task forces to sunset or be created to address new priorities.
The IDEA Committee members, encompassing the committee chair, facilitator, task force chairs, and at-large members are:
|ALS IDEA Committee Chair
|ALS IDEA Facilitator
|Career and Professional Development
|Education and Communication
|Outreach, Recruiting, and Hiring
The task forces are open to all in the ALS community, including staff, postdocs, students, and users. ALS community members interested in joining one of the task forces should contact the corresponding chair.
Additional IDEA-related resources are available on the ALS intranet (accessible with Berkeley Lab log-in).