Our workplace values
The NRO is committed to a workplace environment where everyone feels valued and respected regardless of individual differences. We are committed to fostering a working environment based on equality and inclusion:
- Everyone gets treated with respect, dignity, and fairness
- Everyone is valued for his/her strengths
- Leaders support equality and inclusion in the workplace
Employee Resource Groups
Employee Resources Groups at the NRO enable a work environment where there is equality of opportunity and an understanding of the value that diversity and inclusion offer in accomplishing the NRO’s mission. These groups are active at the NRO:
African American Diversity Network (AADN)
Federal Women’s Program (FWP)
NRO Asian Pacific American Network (NAPAN)
NRO Hispanic Organization for Leadership and Advocacy (HOLA)
NRO Native American Network (NNAN)
Non-Profit National Organizational Partners
- Blacks in Government - Khalfani NRO Chapter
- National Hispanic Advisory Council
- Federal Asian Pacific American Council
- Society of American Indian Government Employees
Office of Equality & Inclusion Programs
The NRO's Office of Equality & Inclusion is committed to creating a workplace environment where every employee is valued for their differences and empowered to reach their full potential.
The EEO Compliance Program is committed to providing efficient, fair, and impartial processing of equal opportunity complaints, ensuring that equal opportunity in employment is available for all persons. The P&CP strives to ensure workplace culture represents the values of all employees across the NRO.
The Anti-Harassment Program ensures the NRO workplace represents its core values and represents all employees. It covers harassment or discrimination on any of the federally protected classes, is available to all personnel to use, and is independent from the informal and formal complaint process, Ombudsman Program, and Grievance Process. All managers or supervisors who receive allegations of harassment or have reason to believe a form of harassment is occurring must take immediate and effective corrective measures to end the unwelcome behavior, even if the individual does not wish to make a complaint.
The Military Equal Opportunity Program offers an alternative means of redress from the chain of command for complaints within the EO purview of color, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, and sex (including sexual identity). The MEO program maintains robust outreach, education, proactive, and preventative programs.
The Disability Program strives for the broadest diversity in employment of individuals with disabilities and an equally inclusive work environment to support them, ensuring integration of accessibility principles and practices across the enterprise. The DP is the champion for enterprise accessibility, which promotes proactive support for the workforce from recruitment to retirement.
The Accommodations Program ensures all hiring, assignment, and reassignment actions do not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities by providing reasonable accommodations and personal assistant services.
The Inclusion Program cultivates an inclusive work culture and creates an environment that reflects and capitalizes on the rich diversity of the workforce. The IP works to foster collaboration, flexibility, and fairness and leverages diversity throughout the NRO.
Click here to access NRO's Affirmative Action policy and here for Reasonable Accommodations process.