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Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion information

The success of NGA hinges upon its most important asset—its people. We need an agile workforce with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, skill sets and talents.

We are committed to employing a diverse workforce and fostering an inclusive workplace by providing equal opportunities for all employees and applicants for employment. We recognize that diversity and inclusion are vital to accomplish our mission and to position the agency to meet potential challenges in the future.

There is no higher priority than ensuring an inclusive environment and a connected NGA team; diversity is everybody's responsibility at NGA.

NGA is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building an inclusive and diverse workforce.  All applicants are given equal consideration regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation and gender identity), religion, national origin, age, disability and/or genetic information.

Diversity training

We understand the significance of offering a variety of diversity and inclusion educational experiences that embrace and support valued differences. Training can include unconscious bias (micro-triggers and micro-decisions) and a professional development guide with NGA-approved training courses and educational opportunities.

Special Emphasis Program (SEP) councils

The SEP Councils work to enhance employment and advancement opportunities for women, minorities and people with disabilities. They review current policies, procedures and practices that might present barriers to employee recruitment, advancement or retention.

Current list of councils:

  • American Indian Council
  • Asian Pacific American Council
  • Black Advisory Council
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing Council
  • Federal Women's Program Council
  • Hispanic Advisory Council
  • NGA Pride Council
  • People with Disabilities Council
  • Veterans Council

Reasonable accommodations

We provide means for qualified applicants or employees with a disability to enjoy benefits and privileges equal to those without disabilities through our Reasonable Accommodations Program.

Examples of reasonable accommodation include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing or modifying equipment or devices.
  • Providing sign language interpreters.
  • Modifying work schedules.
  • Adjusting or modifying training materials.

Wounded Warrior Program (WWP)

Our WWP provides wounded, sick, ill and injured active-duty service members with meaningful work experiences to assist their recuperation and transition into the workforce through NGA-wide internship opportunities. Warriors are uniquely suited for working at NGA because our agency benefits from the operational and military perspective they bring to the job as they continue to serve our country.

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Persons with disabilities (PWD) Program

The PWD program helps recruit qualified individuals with disabilities while assisting in filling mission-critical vacancies. Through PWD, you can support our mission of delivering world-class geospatial intelligence that provides an advantage to policymakers, warfighters, intelligence professionals and first responders.

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