Diversity and inclusion information
At NSA, we hold ourselves to the highest standard when it comes to fairness and maintaining a welcoming and inclusive environment for every employee. Our diversity and inclusion strategies inform our daily operations and shape our decisions as we seek new ways to make NSA a place where every employee is valued and respected as a vital part of a unified culture. We understand that success happens when we rely on a diversity of skills and embrace the vast range of experience and perspective that results from a workforce composed of a variety of backgrounds, including race, cultures, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientation, age and ability. This is the essence of diversity and inclusion: seeking out those who are different from ourselves and leveraging their unique perspective to enhance our own understanding. At NSA, we enrich ourselves and our mission by working together, not despite our differences, but because of them.
We offer employee resource groups (ERGs) to foster a unified culture. These ERGs are NSA's expression of federally mandated Special Emphasis Programs and are a driving force for promoting diversity, equality and inclusion at the agency. These employee-led groups are composed of individuals from every aspect of the mission working together to foster an inclusive and unified culture where everyone is not only included and respected, but valued for their mission contribution. With an offering of nearly a dozen ERGs with active chapters across the global enterprise, NSA civilian and military employees are encouraged to participate in one or more ERGs.