NIH Seeking Comments on Upcoming Diversity Strategic Plan
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has released a Request for Information (RFI) seeking stakeholder comments in regards to the proposed framework for the NIH-Wide Strategic Plan for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) currently in development. This strategic plan is being developed in response to an Executive Order on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in the Federal Workforce released in June 2021 by the Biden Administration. The framework currently names three major objectives of the strategic plan:
- Implement organizational practices to center and prioritize DEIA in the workforce;
- Grow and sustain DEIA through structural and cultural change; and
- Advance DEIA through research.
Comments will be accepted through April 3, 2022. More information is available in the Federal Register notice.