Inclusion & diversity initiatives
At Leidos, we believe that a focus on inclusion and diversity improves team performance, influences innovative business strategies and drives positive results by advancing our workforce, cultivating an inclusive workplace and advancing our reputation in the marketplace. Our commitment to inclusion and diversity is reflected in the way we engage our people, our customers and our external partnerships through our innovative programs, sponsorships and engagement.
Earlier this year, CEO and Chairman Roger Krone, announced the launch of a new Corporate value across the enterprise – Inclusion. Inclusion is at the heart of how we conduct our business day to day, and directly impacts our employee experience and wellbeing. Inclusion is about embracing different views, encouraging diversity of thought, providing equal opportunities and access to resources for all - and creating an environment where innovation can flourish.
Adding inclusion to our existing value set formalizes our commitment to fostering an inclusive workplace where individual contributors and managers alike promote inclusion and diversity as part of internal business rhythms and externally with our customers and partners.
Diversity talent acquisition
The talent needed to grow our business depends on cultivating a workforce rich in diversity of thought, experience and culture. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is reflected in:
- How we advance our Diversity and Inclusion brand externally to attract qualified diverse candidates into our applicant pool
- How we build our inclusion acumen to remove barriers to retention and advancement
- How we establish processes that support the advancement of our diverse talent
- How we provide premier Employee Resource Groups with tools and resources to foster impact and engagement across Leidos.
That commitment also extends to our Diverse Senior Slate initiative – a focused effort to expand our diverse talent pools for top capability needs across our enterprise and enhance the diverse representation within our senior management positions.
Our extensive Diversity Talent Acquisition and External Partnership strategy focuses on four primary engagement objectives:
- Acquire Talent
- Showcase our Employment Brand
- Demonstrate Commitment to Community
- Professional Development & Employee Recognition
Each year we attend and sponsor a variety of national conferences and local career fairs near our primary locations that specifically engage talent across various dimensions of diversity – ethnically diverse, gender, military status, sexual orientation and those who are differently-abled.
Leidos values the contributions of a diverse workforce and recognizes we are stronger together as an inclusive team. Applicants and employees of all backgrounds are welcome here without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law.
College campus outreach engages talent from multiple university sources – Leidos Strategic University Alliances, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic Serving Institutions, and others that produce students and graduates well-suited to fill intern, Co-op, and entry-level positions.
Our recruiting strategy also includes large scale diversity-focused marketing and advertising that aims to pull in candidates through job scraping, magazine ads, targeted email campaigns, social media campaigns, and more.
Our military veteran outreach program is a strategy to attract, retain, and support current veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses interested in working at Leidos.
At Leidos, our focus on embedding Inclusion and Diversity throughout the fabric of our organization begins with our Executive Leadership Team. Each quarter during our Executive Talent Meetings, our leaders dedicate time to learn more about the breadth and depth of talent we have in our company, including a deep dive on high potential female and diverse talent.
This focus transcends into action through our Executive Mentoring Program, whereby top female and diverse talent are matched with mentors at the most senior leadership levels at Leidos. The goal of this program is to build our high potential diverse leadership pipeline by supporting their development of knowledge and key skills necessary to succeed in their careers.
Leidos’ advancement and retention pillar includes a variety of inclusion and diversity programs that support the engagement and advancement of our diverse workforce with initiatives such as:
- External Recognition and Awards Programs
- Executive Mentoring Program
- Professional Development Opportunities
- Inclusion Acumen Leadership Training and Development
Inclusion & diversity training
Leidos offers inclusion and diversity training courses through its internal learning portal. The training focuses on creating an inclusive and collaborative environment across all levels of the organization and is a core part of our wider commitment to continued personal and career development.
Employee Resource Groups
Leidos Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are company-sponsored organizations composed of employees who join together based on shared characteristics or life experiences. More than 3,000 employees participate in our ERGs where they provide support for onboarding, networking and professional development opportunities for our employees and diversity recruiting. Several ERGs have chapters in multiple Leidos locations and offer development programs for their members. Each ERG has two Executive Sponsors, with all having at least one Executive Sponsor that is a direct report to the CEO.
Each ERG is aligned with the goals and objectives of Leidos through their engagement in three critical areas:
- Workforce: Attract, develop and retain a diverse workforce where all employees are welcomed, valued and respected.
- Workplace: We treat our employees as individuals and leverage their holistic experiences to drive business value; our leaders demonstrate inclusive behavior that creates cohesive and collaborative teams that drive innovative solutions. Year-round, ERGs provide professional development opportunities to their members and the enterprise.
- Marketplace: Showcase Leidos as an inclusive and competitive employer of choice by demonstrating our commitment to our people, our customers and external partnerships. This includes collaborations with organizations including American Corporate Partners, NPower, and SMYAL.
African American Leidos Network (AALN)
Attract, develop, and retain African American employees to achieve the company's business objectives.
Allies and Action for Accessibility and Abilities (A4)
Aspires to make Leidos an employer of choice for people with disabilities by fostering a culture of accessibility and providing a network of employees with disabilities and their allies.
Asian-Pacific Islander Network (APIN)
Growing a vibrant Asian-Pacific Islander community focused on advancing inclusivity, promoting leadership development, and fostering a spirit of collaboration that encourages idea sharing among members and across the larger ERG network.
Collaborative Outreach with Remote and Embedded Employees (CORE)
Increase differentiators for our customers by enhancing the employee experience for virtual, embedded and remote employees.
Hispano-Latino Leidos Asociación (HOLA)
Foster professional growth and support the retention, engagement and affiliation with the hispanic-latino community.
Military Alliance Group (MAG)
Serves as an advocate and resource for Leidos employees and their families who are former and currently serving military service members.
Provides a forum for learning, understanding and supporting the professional growth of women.
Young Professionals Network
Connects early-career employees with others in the company to help foster learning, career development, and professional growth.
Our commitment to inclusion in action
Leidos competes annually in surveys demonstrating our commitment to diversity and inclusion and the company is recognized by several outlets, many of which are listed below:
Awarded 2018, 2020
Awarded 2018, 2019
Awarded 2018, 2019
Invitations to self-identify gender, race, ethnicity, veteran, or disability status
Federal law requires Leidos to invite all employees to self-identify their gender, race/ethnicity, veteran status, and disability status. If you are a current employee, Leidos has already collected most of this information. Please take a moment to review and complete the Disability Self-ID form found below. After reviewing the form, you may update or disclose your disability status by accessing your Personal Profile in Workday. The form can also be scanned, saved as PDF file, then emailed to AskHR@leidos.com or faxed to 865-425-5665.
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All self-disclosures are voluntary.
- Disability Self-ID form
- Veteran Self-ID form – Pre-offer applicants
- Veteran Self-ID form – Current Leidos employees
If you are a pending new hire, you will be provided the opportunity to self-identify each of these statuses as part of the onboarding process.