As a Lab community, we are charged to serve as collective stewards of this enterprise, responsible for fostering a safe and inclusive working environment. That is why a new website has been created to outline and promote awareness of what FAIR means at the Lab: Fundamental Rights, Affirmative Action, Impartial Investigations and Respectful Environment.
The FAIR office serves all Lab community members. Our mission is to help prevent and eliminate discriminatory and harassing behavior by continually engaging the Lab community in education, conflict resolution, and impartial investigations. All professional work environment concerns are taken seriously, and there are a variety of available options to take action, including but not limited to mediation, scholarly discussion, and filing a report.
There are four major areas on the FAIR website include:
- Fundamental Rights – Features resources on how community members are protected from discrimination and harassment.
- Affirmative Action – Outlines the Lab’s Affirmative Action Plan (AAP), resources for Equity Advisors and FAQs around the importance of employee self-identification.
- Impartial Investigations – Details the formal investigations processes. Please note the FAIR office also collaborates with other areas across the Lab, such as the Office of Institutional Assurance and Integrity (A&I) which provides oversight of the Lab’s Contractor Assurance System, Employee Concerns Program, and Whistleblower reporting on ethical concerns around waste, fraud, and abuse.
- Respectful Environment Resources – Offers a one-stop shop that community members can leverage in fostering a respectful working environment.