Employee resource groups support Sandia’s mission by promoting a welcoming, diverse, respectful, and inclusive environment that encourages the growth, development, and full contributions of all members of the workforce.
These groups promote awareness of cultures and communities, participate in community outreach and awareness activities that build relationships within Sandia’s local communities, and work with Sandia leadership to identify and address concerns.
Resources in New Mexico
Employee resource and networking groups at Sandia New Mexico include:
Abilities Champions of Sandia (ACS) – formerly Disability Awareness Committee helps Sandia employees understand the abilities that each individual brings to their position within the company. We assist, counsel, and serve as a liaison between candidates, visitors, and members of the workforce with disabilities, as well as employees with disabled children. We promote awareness and help build a culture of openness, trust and respect for everyone.
American Indian Outreach Committee at Sandia was established in 1979 as a representative group of technical and administrative professionals whose key interest is to recruit American Indian professionals into the Sandia workforce. We also strive to increase public knowledge about our customs, heritage, art, traditions, and technical achievements through a variety of events and activities.
Asian Leadership and Outreach Committee promotes teamwork and communication among all cultural groups; career growth, development, and success of Asian Americans at Sandia; and an awareness of Asian cultures, values, accomplishments, and activities.
Christians in the Workplace Networking Group contributes to an open, supportive, and respectful environment for Christian employees at Sandia by raising awareness of the concerns of Christian employees, supporting programs that encourage employees to reach their full potential, and working toward the prevention and elimination of workplace harassment.
Hispanic Outreach for Leadership & Awareness (HOLA) promotes community involvement and inspires career success for Hispanics at Sandia by striving for equal representation at all levels, supporting Hispanic employees and students in reaching their full potential, and promoting cultural diversity.
Black Leadership Committee (BLC) serves the laboratories by providing leadership to Black employees in support of Sandia’s mission. The BLC also participates in identifying and recruiting qualified Black employment candidates, and promoting cultural awareness at the Laboratories.
Military Support Committee (MSC) engages all levels of the workforce to create and foster a military-friendly community and culture that supports Sandia’s mission. We support veterans, active military personnel, guardsmen and reserves, along with our non-military employees who have family members deployed.
Sandia Pride Alliance Network (SPAN) contributes to an open, supportive, and respectful environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered employees at Sandia by raising awareness about sexual orientation and gender issues; supporting outreach and recruiting activities; and supplying resources that address transgender, bisexual, lesbian, and gay workplace issues.
Sandia Women’s Action Network (SWAN) encourages all women to participate, network, and work together toward common goals; promotes participation in community outreach activities that encourage women and girls to pursue fulfilling careers; and assists Sandia in becoming a model employer with a hospitable working environment for women.
Are you a new parent? Or a seasoned pro with tips to share?
Connect with Sandia moms and dads through the Sandia parents group, whose purpose is to foster a culture of work/life balance, build personal and professional relationships, and give back to Sandia and our local communities.