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Employee Resource Group (ERG) and Affinity Group (AG) Program at FDA


Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and Affinity Groups (AGs) are voluntary, employee-led organizations, that are independently organized and based on common identities, interests, gender, ethnicity, lifestyle, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, and gender identity interests or backgrounds with the goal of supporting employees by providing opportunities to network and create a more inclusive workplace. They help to build a sense of community within an organization and can serve as a resource for employees who share similar backgrounds or experiences.

The FDA Office of Equal Employment Opportunity (OEEO) supports a collaborative relationship with ERGs on matters that are beneficial to the organization’s diversity and inclusion goals, through the shared parameters and expectations. 

Listed in alphabetical order, enterprise-wide Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and Affinity Groups (AGs) with chapters at FDA include: 

  • Arab American Heritage Learning & Advocacy Network (AAHLAN)
  • Advisory Committee for Employees with DisABILITIES (ACED)
  • Blacks In Government (BIG Parklawn Chapter and CFSAN HHS Washington DC -College Park Complex Center)
  • FDA Pride, LGBTQIA+ employee resource group
  • FDA Hispanic/Latino Organization for Leadership and Advancement (HOLA)
  • Federally Employed Women (FEW) - W.I.S.E. FDA Chapter
  • Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) - FDA
  • Jewish Culture and Heritage (JCAH)
  • Muslim Alliance
  • Military Veteran Advisory Group
  • Women of Color in STEM (WoCSTEM)

If you have any questions about FDA ERGs, please contact FDA-Diversity-Inclusion's mailbox at: FDA-Diversity Inclusion@fda.hhs.gov

 
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