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Diversity and inclusion are essential to the successful implementation of the Commission's Strategic Plan. FERC relies on the talents and capabilities of employees of different ages, races, ethnicities, physical abilities, genders, and sexual orientations to ensure effective oversight of the energy industry by creating a work environment that maximizes the potential of all employees.

To attract, develop, and retain a diverse workforce, we apply several key principles. First, we maintain a respectful work environment free from harassment and discrimination. Secondly, FERC actively recruits and hires qualified employees from all groups of individuals. Finally, we continue to remind our employees that a truly diverse workforce is essential to achieving Commission goals.

Some of the programs and observances that help FERC to promote a diverse workforce are: M.L. King, Jr. Week, Black History Month, Women's History Month, Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Women's Equality Day, Hispanic Heritage Month, Disability Employment Awareness Month, and Native American Heritage Month.

    Disability Employment Awareness Program Participants
    Disability Employment Awareness Program ParticipantsMembers of Fidos For Freedom, Inc. External an assistance dog organization

    Pam Loeb with her dog Jerry
    Diane Bernier, FERC employee with her hearing dog Pepe
    Joe Sweatnam with his dog Ace
    Judy Cannon with her dog Dazzle
    Asian Pacific American Heritage Program Participants
    Asian Pacific American Heritage Program Participants Asian Pacific American Heritage Program Participants Chinese dancers from the Virginia Community Services Center

CONTACT
Madeline Lewis
Telephone: 202-502-8120
Email: madeline.lewis@ferc.gov
 
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Updated: June 28, 2010