Welcome to ECP

Objective:
The Oak Ridge National Laboratory Early Career Professionals will foster an inclusive environment for young professionals. The sustainability of the lab depends upon the growth and contribution of unseasoned professionals.

Mission:
The Oak Ridge National Laboratory Early Career Professionals will foster an inclusive environment for Young Professionals. The sustainability of the lab depends upon the growth and contribution of unseasoned professionals. The purpose of the organization will be to promote ORNL as an employer of choice for promising talent and to provide the lab with recommendations for the enhancement of the work environment.

Organization of ECP
The ECP will consist of a Representative from the Diversity Office and a Lab Leadership Liaison. There will be a Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Events Officer, and a Promotions Officer. Subcommittees will be organized to take on special tasks as the need rises.

Board Membership & Quorum:
Quorum requires at least 3 voting board members, voting by majority present. Email votes will be sent by the Chair or Communications/Promotions Officer and will allow for a 48 hour response time.

  • Board membership requirements:
    • Must attend at least 1/4 of meetings over every 2 month period
    • Must organize / help with an project/activity during that 6 month period.
    • Must interface appropriately with the board and external to the board.
  • “At large” members may be added to the board based on a majority vote of the board. The same board membership requirements must be met by “At large” board members as for the officers.

Activities:
•Events and activities with expenses will be approved by ORNL’s Diversity Office before passing with majority vote. Activities will be inline with all ORNL values and guidelines.

Goals/Objectives
The ECP will fulfill its mission by:
•Helping to recruit outstanding new talent to ORNL
•Guiding and leading Young Professionals to excel in the lab’s work environment
•Yielding productive idea creation for the betterment and future of ORNL’s culture, policies, and work life balance
•Facilitating an understanding of generational differences in the lab and how to mend those variances to create a productive environment.

“Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total; of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.” -Robert Kennedy

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