MITRE Named a Top Workplace by Disability Equality Index

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McLean, Va. and Bedford, Mass., July 17, 2019—MITRE has been recognized as a Top-Scorer for Disability Inclusionby the Disability Equality Index®(DEI). The index measures key performance indicators across organizational culture, leadership, accessibility, employment, community engagement, support services, and supplier diversity. 

MITRE’s score of 90 on the DEI demonstrates a proactive commitment to ensuring an inclusive workplace for people with disabilities. 

“Effective teams and leaders reflect the diversity of the world around us,” said Kathleen Federico, senior vice president and chief human resources and strategic communications officer. “We are proud to be recognized as a Best Place to Work by the Disability Equality Index. By intentionally cultivating diverse teams, we bring forward an infinitely larger spectrum of solutions, drawing on our unique backgrounds, expertise, and ways of interacting with one another and the world.”

MITRE’s commitment to an inclusive work environment is centered in the understanding that diversity and inclusion are powerful drivers of innovation, which enables the organization to fulfill its mission of solving problems for a safer world. This means making every reasonable effort to ensure that people with a variety of circumstances—including visual, auditory, cognitive, ambulatory disabilities, and those who are susceptible to seizures—can work effectively and productively at MITRE. Additionally, MITRE research teams work on technology that makes government systems more accessible for their employees and the public.

Inclusion and diversity support MITRE’s corporate values and strengthen its teams, so the organization strives to increase underrepresented populations (UR) in its workforce and create an environment where each employee can realize their full potential. MITRE’s programs, structure, and strategic efforts are holistically designed to support long-term growth of its UR populations, as well as to retain existing UR talent.

About the DEI

The Disability Equality Index®(DEI) is a national, transparent benchmarking tool that offers businesses an opportunity to self-report their disability inclusion policies and practices. It was developed by two national leaders, American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and Disability:IN, in consultation with the appointed DEI Advisory Committee, a diverse group of experts in business, policy, and disability advocacy.

About MITRE
MITRE's mission-driven teams are dedicated to solving problems for a safer world. Through public-private partnerships and our federally funded R&D centers, we work across government to tackle challenges to the safety, stability, and well-being of our nation.

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