FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 11, 2012
By Grace Jean, Office of Naval Research
ARLINGTON, Va.— The Office of Naval Research (ONR) was named a “best diversity company” for a fifth consecutive year by a prominent engineering and information technology professional careers publication, officials announced July 11.
Diversity/Careers in Engineering & Information Technology magazine recognized ONR for its continued commitment to promoting workplace diversity, honoring the organization in its sixth annual readers’ choice survey, Best Companies for Diversity.
“We’re always looking for the best and brightest to fill our talent pool here at ONR,” said Margaret Mitchell, director of civilian personnel programs. “The continuing recognition from Diversity/Careers is key because the magazine reaches out and touches a broad audience for every type of expertise we’re looking for.”
The bimonthly publication sponsors an annual survey that asks its readers to identify the nation’s top organizations and government agencies that support minorities and women, promote supplier diversity and focus attention upon employee work-life balance. ONR has been a top diversity leader in the government and military category for five years running.
The listing was published in the June/July issue of Diversity/Careers. To read more, go to www.diversitycareers.com.
About the Office of Naval Research
The Department of the Navy’s Office of Naval Research (ONR) provides the science and technology necessary to maintain the Navy and Marine Corps’ technological advantage. Through its affiliates, ONR is a leader in science and technology with engagement in 50 states, 70 countries, 1,035 institutions of higher learning and 914 industry partners. ONR employs approximately 1,400 people, comprising uniformed, civilian and contract personnel, with additional employees at the Naval Research Lab in Washington, D.C.