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About Us

The Office of Economic Impact and Diversity develops and executes Department-wide policies to implement applicable legislation and Executive Orders that strengthen diversity goals affecting equal employment opportunities, small and disadvantaged businesses, minority educational institutions, and historically underrepresented communities.

Download a copy of the legislative mandate that established our predecessor office, the Office of Minority Economic Impact, here.

Our mission is to identify and implement ways of ensuring that minorities are afforded an opportunity to participate fully in the energy programs of the Department. We encourage partnership opportunities with Minority Serving Institutions (Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Predominately Black Institutions, Hispanic Serving Institutions, Asian American, Native American, and Pacific Islander Institutions, Native American Serving Non-Tribal Institutions, and Tribal Colleges and Universities) and other minority-owned and serving entities on our mission-critical work.

We serve as a strong advocate for equal employment opportunities, civil rights concerns, and non-discriminatory practices at the Department. In addition, the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity is charged with creating and sustaining a high performing, inclusive workforce by leveraging diversity and empowering all employees to achieve superior results in the service of our Nation.

Our office measures success in its effectiveness in aiding the disadvantaged in finding opportunities at the Department of Energy and in other Federal programs. Through extensive research and close partnerships, we have been able to specifically target barriers to minorities and execute strategies to overcome them. The Office of Economic Impact and Diversity is a model of how diversity positively impacts the Energy Department and provides a unique, cutting-edge quality to the Department.