Inova's goal is a workplace where every team member feels a true sense of belonging.
Based on recent employee feedback surveys, Inova has created Team Member Resource Groups (TMRG), which provide a platform for team members with shared experiences to connect across the system.
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Inova is an Anti-Racist, Anti-Discrimination Health System
Racism is a public health crisis that continues to damage our communities, patients, families and team members. Systemic racism perpetuates inequities in education, employment, housing, environmental quality, nutrition, health, and, of course, healthcare. All of these create barriers to living a full and healthy life.
At Inova, we denounce racism and discrimination in all forms.
In keeping with our mission to provide world-class healthcare to every person in every community we have the privilege to serve, Inova commits to continuing our active role in advancing long overdue change toward anti-racism and anti-discrimination. This includes continuing to critically examine and address our own systems and outcomes, partnering with our communities on actions that promote and support health equity, and advocating efforts for broader change.
Additionally, we have zero tolerance for racist or discriminatory behavior at any Inova facility. Anyone witnessing or experiencing an incident should report it immediately to Inova staff or security. We reserve the right to discharge violators and revoke visitation privileges.
Inova’s Anti-Discrimination Employment Policy
Inova Health System is committed to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. To fulfill this commitment, Inova Health System does not discriminate in any employment-related decision and administers all of its employment programs, procedures and practices without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, pregnancy (including childbirth, pregnancy-related conditions and lactation), race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information. Inova operates both affirmative action and equal opportunity programs, consistent with federal and state requirements, including Governor's Executive Order One (2018). Consistent with federal and state requirements, Inova also prohibits retaliation against any person who files a charge of discrimination, participates in a discrimination proceeding, or otherwise opposes an unlawful employment practice.
Inova’s Anti-Harassment Policy
Inova defines harassment as any unwelcome conduct, behavior, speech or action, whether verbal, physical, or visual, that is based upon a team member's protected status, such as age, sex, color, race, ancestry, religion, genetic information, national origin, medical condition, physical or mental disability, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship status, or protected status. Harassing behavior has the potential to interfere with a team member's work performance or to create an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment.
Inova Inclusion Council
Sponsored by executive leadership, Inova’s Inclusion Council is responsible for coordinating and ensuring systemness of our diversity and inclusion (D&I) initiatives. The mission of the Inclusion Council is to strengthen team members’ sense of belonging at Inova to ensure every team member has a voice. This extends to all team members regardless of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, race, national or ethnic origin, religion, veteran status or other dimensions of diversity.
Team Member Resource Groups
At Inova, we have the privilege to serve some of our nation’s most diverse communities by leveraging the talents, perspectives and experiences of one beautifully diverse team. We are committed to building a culture of inclusion and workplace that that inspires a sense of belonging in every team member.
As part of our continuing commitment to building a culture of inclusion and belonging, Inova formally established Team Member Resource Groups in 2021, through the support of the Inova Inclusion Council. Sometimes referred to as employee resource groups of affinity groups, TMRGs are formed around shared characteristics or life experiences and provide a platform for members and their allies to connect with one another and the organization. They are voluntary, team member-led and open to all Inova-employed team members. TMRGs serve as advisors to the business and lead group-specific initiatives related to recruiting, engagement, education, communication, mentorship, celebrations, observances, community outreach and more. Through these efforts, TMRGs help to amplify the voice of under-represented people and communities, thereby strengthening inclusion and belonging. Inova currently has 11 Team Member Resource Groups:
- BLAC (Black Leader Advisory Committee) – Black & African American
- HYPE (Healthcare Young Professionals Exchange) – Younger Professionals
- Inova Pride – LGBTQ+
- InovAbility – People with Disabilities
- INOVAsians – Asian American and Pacific Islander
- Interfaith Unity Council – Interfaith
- LatinX – Hispanic & LatinX
- METIS (Multicultural Empowerment Through Inclusion and Support) – Multicultural
- SAGE (Supporting Advances in Generational Empowerment) – Older Professionals
- Uncharted – Women
- We Who Serve – Veterans and Military Families