DEIA Working Group
The Climate Program Office (CPO) seeks to advance scientific understanding, monitoring, and prediction of climate and its impacts to enable effective decisions. It is our vision that CPO reflects and leverages the talent and diversity of its employees to ensure people, businesses, and the environment continue to thrive in the face of climate impacts.
CPO’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Working Group was formed in the summer of 2020 in response to civil rights movements across the country. CPO leadership recognized the importance of acknowledging the pain of the nation (and staff members) and of taking action to improve DEIA initiatives and direction within the Climate Program Office. The CPO DEIA Working Group was subsequently formed. The DEIA Working Group developed a 4-year, 20-page, strategic plan to address issues within the office as well as improve outreach, targeted recruitment, and DEIA training opportunities across CPO.
Outreach and Volunteer Efforts
CPO continues to look for opportunities to give back and contribute to our local area. Past examples of our efforts include:
CPO ‘Giveback’ Drives
- Winter 2020: CPO staff donated over 100 food and hygiene bags to the Bowie Interfaith Works Food Shelter as well as a $200 money order for the DC Central Kitchen soup kitchen and shelter.
- Summer 2021: CPO staff donated approximately $700 to Covenant House DC.
Earth Day Clean Up
CPO staff donated their time to clean up the Anacostia Watershed, a wetland area within an urban park that feeds into the Northwest branch of the Anacostia.
NOAA & NOAA Research Resources
CPO is a part of the NOAA Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR). OAR’s unique role in NOAA’s mission of science, service and stewardship demands a diverse workforce to reflect, understand, and respond to the varied communities and stakeholders we serve. Equally important is an equitable and inclusive work environment that enhances organizational performance. OAR’s sustained commitment to strengthen diversity and equity, and nurture a culture of inclusion, is critical to the success of the preeminent research required to support weather and climate forecasting, understand and predict Earth systems, promote sustainable economic uses of America’s oceans, Great Lakes and coasts, and support communities and ecosystems so they are resilient to inevitable change.
If you’d like to learn more about NOAA and OAR efforts to increase and improve knowledge and understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion issues, please follow these links for additional information:
NOAA Research Diversity, Equity Inclusion & Accessibility
NOAA Research Diversity, Equity Inclusion & Accessibility Strategic Plan: for 2022-2025
NOAA Policy Statement on Diversity and Inclusion
Administrative Orders on EEO/Civil Rights Program
EEO Requirements and Policies
How to File a Complaint
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Internship, Fellowship, and Job Resources
- USA Jobs.
Check here for federal job postings and Pathway Internships.
- Student Opportunities at NOAA
- NOAA Research Student Resources
- John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program
- Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship
- William M. Lapenta NOAA Student Internship Program
- Climate & Global Change Postdoc Fellowship