Our Commitment to Diversity

The NWS is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to recruiting, retaining, and developing a diverse workforce.  We believe that our diverse perspectives and experiences make us stronger and better able to address our greatest challenges. 

Diversity is the mixture of differences and similarities each employee brings to the workplace to accomplish the goals of the NWS.

The NWS proudly welcomes applications from veterans.  Information for veterans can be found here.

For a More Inclusive Culture

Our agency is making progress in fulling our goal of increasing representation in all areas of  our agency. 

Each employee, at all levels within the organization, has an active role in implementing the NWS Diversity Management Initiative. Management officials at all levels share responsibility and are accountable for achieving our diversity management goals. If diversity management is to be embraced, it must be integrated successfully into all facets of the organization's structure. 

Why Diversity Matters

Diversity matters because the communities we serve and the people we work with matter. When we respect the unique needs of our communities and our workforce, the agency meets its mission, communities receive the right services, and employees feel heard and valued.

"In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute." –Thurgood Marshall