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ORAU Recognized as a 2011 Best Diversity Company

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 29, 2011
FY11-33

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—Oak Ridge Associated Universities, which manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, has been named a 2011 best diversity company by the readers of Diversity/Careers magazine.

Diversity/Careers Award 2011

Each year, the magazine asks its readers and website visitors to name those organizations that “do the best work in diversity.” For the fifth annual Best Diversity Companies Readers’ Survey, readers and visitors voted during March and April of 2011 in. Voters’ choices were based on their perceptions, formed by their own experiences, their conversations with others, or what they had read about each company.

From the list of submissions, the magazine then selects those companies that received the most positive votes and responses.

The best diversity companies are those that voters ranked at the top for their support of minorities and women, their attention to work/life balance and their commitment to supplier diversity.

ORAU does its part to promote diversity through many different efforts in the organization. Programs implement a strong national recruitment effort to reach diverse audiences, employees create a corporate culture that promotes diversity on every level, and management follows staff and clients in trends and preferences.

For a complete list of Best Diversity Company awardees, please visit the Diversity/Careers website.

ORAU provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance national priorities in science, education, security and health. Through specialized teams of experts, unique laboratory capabilities and access to a consortium of more than 100 major Ph.D.-granting institutions, ORAU works with federal, state, local and commercial customers to advance national priorities and serve the public interest. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and federal contractor, ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

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