Diversity, Equity & Inclusion


NYPA's Commitment

New York Power Authority is committed to encouraging, creating, and maintaining a truly diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce. Through the Office of Civil Rights & Inclusion (OCRI), NYPA promotes engagement and development of internal talent, encourages workforce diversity in our recruitment efforts, and engages in community outreach. NYPA also supports and encourages a culture that actively welcomes and respects different backgrounds and points of view for the benefit of all its employees.

NYPA’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is expressed as a core value and forms a pillar of our ambitious 10-year strategy known as VISION2030.

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Employee Resource Groups:

We empower our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) to articulate and highlight the value of employee based contributions to NYPA’s overall strategy. Through partnerships and collaborations, both internal and external, ERGs increase cultural competency, strengthen internal business partnerships, develop subject matter experts and refine professional development. Our ERGs include the ECO Team, Generations, Multicultural, Pride in Power, Veterans, and Women in Power.

Guiding Principles:

By encouraging diversity in all aspects of our business, from recruiting to cultural competency training, NYPA aims to be the company of choice in the utility and Energy space for applicants and employees from all walks of life. Our culture of inclusion makes for an engaged and competitive workforce that will be on the cutting edge of innovation.

  • BELIEF: Empowering and trusting employees to make a difference in business improvements
  • ATTITUDE: Respecting a predisposition that encourages collaboration and diversity of thought
  • KNOWLEDGE: Knowing that in order to think creatively to solve problems and capture opportunity, every idea is a welcomed perspective
  • BEHAVIOR: Valuing and leveraging differences

What We Aim to Do:

At NYPA we aim to ensure our employees feel valued, heard and included. We embrace and encourage our employees’ differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, and veteran status. The Civil Rights & Inclusion office houses NYPA’s Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) safeguards. NYPA’s aim is to hold its employees accountable and discourage hostile workplace treatment and discrimination.