U.S. Department of Commerce

Diversity Networks

Rainbow Alliance (formerly Census GLOBE)

Contacts: Cynthia Shipley 301-763-3534 and Michael Snow 301-763-9912

Champion: Frank Vitrano

GLOBE resurrected as an employee organization in 2011. We aim to educate employees and managers about issues of concern to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Federal employees; serve as a resource to Census Bureau staff involved in the design, collection, and dissemination of quality data; and contribute to Bureau employee welfare and morale to foster a climate of diversity and inclusion. GLOBE strives to eliminate prejudice and discrimination in the Bureau based on sexual orientation, actual or perceived, and gender identity and expression, including, but not restricted to employment, assignment, promotion, performance evaluation, partnership rights, and benefits. We hope to enhance awareness in the workplace that sexual orientation and gender identity and expression are unrelated to an employee’s job performance; facilitate good working relationships among all Bureau employees; and foster social, entertainment and recreational events, cultural and educational pursuits, and professional development that will further the employment issues of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender employees. Membership is available to all active and retired Bureau employees.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Disability and Diversity Programs Office | 301-763-4060 | Last Revised: December 19, 2013