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ORAU named a 2014 Best Diversity Company by readers of Diversity/Careers magazine

Organization receives the honor for fifth consecutive year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 26, 2014
FY14-43

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OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—For the fifth consecutive year, the readers of Diversity/Careers magazine have named ORAU a Best Diversity Company. ORAU was one of only three organizations to be ranked as a diversity leader in the “research” category and one of approximately 100 organizations to be ranked highest overall.

For the past eight years, Diversity/Careers—a publication that spotlights minority groups in technology-related fields—asks its readers and website visitors to name those organizations that “do the best work in diversity” and then rank them based on 1) support of minorities and women; 2) attention to work/life balance; and 3) commitment to supplier diversity.

From the list of submissions, the magazine then selects those companies that received the most positive responses as a best diversity company. The award for the highest ranking organizations in these areas is then categorized by topic.

In addition to embracing a culture of diversity in the workplace, ORAU also strives to achieve significant minority and female participation in the administration of hundreds of science education and workforce development programs, and sponsors a 26-member Historically Black Colleges and Universities/Minority Education Institutions Council.

For a complete list of this year’s 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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