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Employee Resource Groups

Employee Resource Groups have the pulse of their community and their constituents and work with management to develop and execute recommendations to solve mission related problems before they become large-scale issues.

Employee Resource Groups have the pulse of their community and their constituents and work with management to develop and execute recommendations to solve mission related problems before they become large-scale issues.

Employee Resource Groups are a critical link between employees and senior management, connecting a diverse array of backgrounds, beliefs, and experiences to the Department’s diversity managers, Human Capital staff, and key decision-makers.  They support the personal growth and professional development of their members and they help develop programs and learning opportunities not only for themselves but for the rest of the workforce.

Employee Resource Groups have the pulse of their community and their constituents and work with management to develop and execute recommendations to solve mission related problems before they become large-scale issues. 

The Department of Energy supports participation in employee resource groups as a way to cultivate a supportive, welcoming, inclusive and equitable work environment.

Headquarters employees interested in receiving more information about employee resource groups should contact the group directly, using the information below.  Field employees should contact the relevant Diversity Program Manager at their site.  

For general inquiries about the Department’s existing employee resource groups please contact Gloria Smith, Office of Diversity & Inclusion at 202-586-1587. To learn about the requirements for starting a new group, check out the guidelines here.

Current Groups

  • Blacks in Government (BIG)
    • Octavia Gorham-Greenhill,  202-586-2039
  • Disability Employment Task Force
    • Vacant
  • Energy Asian American Pacific Islander Network
    • Ming Zhu, 301-903-9240
  • Federally Employed Women (FEW)
    • Brenda Waters, 202-586-3173
  • Gay, Lesbian or Bisexual Employees (GLOBE)
    • Colette Broussard, 301-903-5452
  • Hispanic Association of DOE (HADOE)
    • Amanda Quinones, 202-586-0691
  • Native American Employees
    • Vacant 
  • Veterans Task Force
    • Alvan Majors, 202-586-4338
  • Women's Affinity Group
  • Holocaust Remembrance Day coordinator
    • Vacant