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Berkeley Lab's Mission, Values, and Governing Principles

At Berkeley Lab, we are committed to solving the world’s most challenging problems and answering its most elusive questions through great science and technological discovery.

Just as science reveals nature’s diversity, science organizations reveal their own nature by the diversity and inclusion they foster. Diversity of people and thought is part of our unique social fabric and a key to our research success. It is also a daily and personal commitment -- and an expectation.

Each employee has a role to play. Every employee has a responsibility to act.

Berkeley Lab and University of California policies prohibit discrimination/harassment/retaliation on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship or status as a covered veteran. Employees and applicants for employment who believe they may have been discriminated/harassed/retaliated against are encouraged to bring their concerns to the Diversity and Inclusion Office to investigate and attempt to resolve the complaint.

For full text, please see: University of California Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy Regarding Academic and Staff Employment:

Long Range Development Plan

Additional information about Berkeley Lab’s scientific mission and future development plans for the Laboratory can be found in the Long Range Development Plan (LRDP).