Towards a Diverse and Inclusive Workforce at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences

Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm Beren Auditorium
Poster Session Part of Friday Poster Session

Session Chair

Susan Sullivan, University of Colorado at Boulder
The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) has initiated a new Diversity and Inclusion program to increase the diversity of the CIRES workforce and to assure that the CIRES workplace culture is supportive and respectful of all who work there. CIRES is a 850-person research institute based at the University of Colorado Boulder, and is the largest NOAA Cooperative Institute.

The initiative includes recruiting to attract a wider range of students and employees, support for search and hire, training and other programming for current employees, and data to inform action plans and promote transparency.

This poster describes progress to date within the CIRES Diversity and Inclusion program, including a recent workplace culture survey, training events and inclusion of preferred pronouns for the annual CIRES symposium.