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Employment Policies

NREL is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing a safe and non-discriminatory workplace in accordance with all Federal and State laws. The following are NREL's employment policies and practices.

Equal Employment Opportunity

NREL's policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, age, color, sex, religion, national origin, marital or veteran's status, or any other legally protected status. Review the Equal Employment Opportunity poster in PDF format.

Drug-Free Workplace

NREL complies with federal law prohibiting the possession and use of illegal drugs and is committed to a drug-free workplace. Colorado Amendment 64 does not change NREL's policy on marijuana. Marijuana is considered a controlled substance under federal law and its possession and use are not permitted by NREL. To maintain a drug-free workplace, NREL requires pre-employment drug testing as a condition of employment. If you have any questions please contact your recruiter.


NREL validates right to work using E-Verify. NREL will provide the Social Security Administration and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security, with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

Review the E-Verify Participation poster (English | Spanish) and the Right to Work poster (English | Spanish) in PDF format.

Family Medical Leave Act

NREL complies with the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).