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Dedication to Diversity


At NPARL we are dedicated to diversity in the workplace. Just as our natural environment benefits from a diverse array of inhabitants, so, too, does our working environment. Multi-faceted scientific research requires that we look at problems from many different angles. By including a diverse collection of researchers and support staff from many different backgrounds, we are uniquely equipped to answer the many complex scientific questions facing agriculture in the northern plains.

To nurture a diverse workforce, NPARL works hard to ensure it abides by all existing laws and regulations; that it reaches out to different communities and academic institutions when hiring, and that it provides a welcoming and supportive environment for those ultimately joining us in our research efforts.

We've added this page to provide information for developing and maintaining diversity in our workplace.

Diversity Training Resources:

For NPARL staff, a listing of available hiring resources focused on diversity can be found on the lab's shared network (P:\Admin\Employee\Applications\Inclusive hiring tips). Additional hiring and mentoring resources and information are also available on Axon, the ARS Intranet; as well as from the Plains Area ODEO office and PACE, the Plains Area Committee for Engagement, and from ARS' National ODEO office. Links are below.

Diversity Information Links

ARS Axon:  (uses eauthorization for access)

ARS Plains Area ODEO Program: 

Plains Area includes locations in Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming
Alan Cohen, Equal Employment Specialist
(970) 492-7098

Plains Area Committee for Engagement:

ARS Office of Outreach, Diversity and Equal Opportunity:
Plains The ARS ODEO Office has information and materials on outreach and recruitment; E; EO compliance; reasonable accommodations; cooperative resolution programs, and more.

Careers with ARS

Job openings at NPARL:

Job openings in ARS:


NPARL is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace and is proud to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

At NPARL, we have a clear goal to hire, develop and retain a diverse mix of talented scientists and support staff to do cutting edge agricultural research.