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2017 Headquarters Inclusion Survey

This is your opportunity to participate in the 2017 Headquarters Inclusion Survey. Look for the survey request in your NASA email from the NSSC. For survey technical questions, please email the NASA Shared Services Center at or Kate Koschewa at

Diversity and Inclusion Town Hall

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EODM kicked off the Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Strategic Planning with a Town Hall. Check out the 2016 Live D&I Town Hall Program, Vignette, and Photo Montage at the links below:

NASA Policy Statement on Diversity and Inclusion
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Headquarters Diversity and Inclusion Plan
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Defining Diversity and Inclusion

At NASA, our Diversity and Inclusion Framework is designed to develop and sustain organizational environments Agencywide that fully realize individual potentials and make optimal use of our differing backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences to help achieve mission success.

Diversity is the similarities and differences in the individual and organizational characteristics that shape our workplace. 

Inclusion is the means by which we optimize the benefits to mission inherent in our diversity.

The Value of Diversity for NASA

NASA needs the best employees to design creative and innovative solutions.  We know the best employees come from diverse backgrounds and hold diverse viewpoints, and that workforce diversity, when fully utilized, leads to greater diversity of ideas and viewpoints which in turn leads to more creativity and innovation.

NASA must position itself to attract, fully utilize, and retain the best talent.  This includes being viewed as an employer of choice for a diverse workforce.  NASA has been ranked as “one of the top places to work among large federal agency employers. 

(from proposed Diversity & Inclusion Framework)

Why is Diversity Important?

DiversityNASA, like all organizations, provides products and services.  NASA’s main services are the U.S. space program, aeronautics research and development, and related sciences, with stakeholders that  include the U.S. Congress, the American public, and ultimately the world community - in a rapidly changing world.

NASA needs to be reflective of the diversity of America at all levels of the organization by increasing its outreach efforts to encourage and motivate students in diverse and low-income communities.  Awareness and motivation for STEM educational and job opportunities is lacking, and too many students/families are unaware of the available resources.

NASA Headquarters Special Emphasis Programs

Special Emphasis Programs (SEP) provide awareness, leadership, and the expertise necessary to promote equal employment opportunity and an all inclusive work environment at NASA Headquarters. SEP Managers work to implement Presidential Executive Orders 29 and C.F.R. Section 1614.102 (b)(4).

In support of these programs, SEP Managers conduct educational and motivational activities and facilitate observances designed to foster increased awareness, understanding, and appreciation for the contributions of all persons. Below is the list of the monthly commemorative observances:

Month Observance

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Holiday Observance,

February African American History Month
March National Women's History Month
April Holocaust Remembrance Federal Observance
May Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Events
August Women's Equality Day
September Hispanic Heritage Month
October National Disability Employment Awareness Month
November Native American Indian Heritage Month



HQ’s Dr. Ave Kludze was featured on CNN's series, "African Voices."
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