Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)
Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are sometimes called affinity groups. They are comprised of employees who are linked together by personal characteristics, such as one’s race, ethnicity, gender, status as an individual with a disability, or sexual orientation/gender identity, or those who are drawn together by a shared interest or goal within an organization. They are all inclusive and anyone can join any ERG.
ERGs can often highlight talent in a very broad and diverse workforce. ERGs offer ways of fostering professional development, enhancing work performance, assisting in matching mentors with mentees, increasing community partnerships, and encouraging interaction and relationship building within and across work groups. By establishing and being a part of an ERG, individuals are exposed to many opportunities, and are able to share in the overall success of the ERGs, the center’s and the agency’s missions.
At this time, Langley has ten ERGs and others are in the works. They are organized through and report to the Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity (ODEO). If anyone has an interest in starting a new ERG (Guidance for Developing Effective Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), please contact Sarah Majdiak at firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, the NASA Langley’s Employee Resource Group Council (ERGC) Chairs are Danielle May and Jessica Friz. For ERGC related matters, please contact them at email@example.com.
Langley’s current ERGs are: