NISS Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

NISS is committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment in all aspects of our work. We believe that diversity in all its forms strengthens our organization and enriches our mission. We value and respect the unique perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences of every individual associated with NISS, including our staff, volunteers, members, partners, and beneficiaries.


NISS embraces diversity in its broadest sense, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, socioeconomic status, and cultural background. We strive to create a welcoming and inclusive space that celebrates and appreciates the unique qualities and contributions of each individual.


NISS is dedicated to promoting equity within our organization and in the communities we serve. We recognize that historical and systemic barriers have created disparities and unequal opportunities for marginalized groups. We commit to actively identifying and dismantling these barriers to ensure that all individuals have fair and equal access to resources, opportunities, and decision-making processes.


NISS is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where everyone feels valued, respected, and empowered to contribute. We actively seek to create spaces where diverse voices are heard, and where individuals from all backgrounds have the opportunity to participate fully, without fear of discrimination or exclusion. We encourage open dialogue, collaboration, and the sharing of diverse perspectives to drive innovation and achieve our goals.


NISS prohibits discrimination, harassment, and retaliation based on any protected characteristic, as defined by applicable local, state, and federal laws. We are committed to providing equal opportunities in all aspects of our operations, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, and access to benefits. Any form of discriminatory behavior or action will not be tolerated.


NISS recognizes that achieving true diversity, equity, and inclusion requires collaboration with external partners, community organizations, and stakeholders. We will actively seek partnerships with organizations that share our commitment to these principles and work collectively to address systemic barriers, promote social justice, and create positive change.


NISS will regularly evaluate and monitor our progress in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of our events and activities. We will set measurable goals, implement strategies, and allocate resources to address disparities and foster a more inclusive organizational culture. We will also establish channels for feedback, complaints, and concerns related to diversity, equity, and inclusion and ensure a timely and fair resolution.

NISS is an Equal Opportunity Employer:

NISS is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment that respects and values all individuals. Employment decisions are based on qualifications, merit, and business needs, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, or any other protected characteristic as defined by applicable law. We strive to attract, develop, and retain a talented workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve. Our commitment to equal opportunity extends to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, and social activities.

NISS promotes an inclusive culture that encourages the contribution and participation of all employees. We value and respect the individuality and unique perspectives that each person brings to our organization. Discrimination, harassment, or retaliation against any individual based on their protected characteristic is strictly prohibited. We are dedicated to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities, in compliance with applicable laws. If you require assistance or accommodation during the application or hiring process, please contact to discuss your needs.

By embracing equal opportunity principles, NISS aims to create a workplace that fosters innovation, collaboration, and mutual respect. We are committed to upholding these principles and ensuring that all employees and applicants are treated fairly and equitably throughout their employment journey with our organization.

By incorporating this Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, NISS affirms its commitment to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment within our organization and in all our endeavors. We acknowledge that this is an ongoing journey that requires continuous effort, learning, and growth, and we are dedicated to holding ourselves accountable for upholding these principles.