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The National Academies

ACRP 06-05 [Anticipated]

Handbook of Diversity and Inclusion Best Practices for Airports

  Project Data
Funds: $500,000
Staff Responsibility: Theresia H. Schatz
Fiscal Year: 2018

This project has been tentatively selected and a project statement (request for proposals) is expected in November 2017. The project statement will be available on this world wide web site. The problem statement below will be the starting point for a panel of experts to develop the project statement.

The challenges of running diverse and inclusive organizations also apply to airports of all sizes.  There are indicators that many airports are already taking steps to tackle these issues and are interested in unlocking the potential benefits of a diverse and inclusive workforce.  Airports are required when accepting federal funds, to administer Federal Disadvantaged Business Enterprise programs that seek to provide equal opportunity for minorities and women.  The administration of these programs provides tangible benefits to the airport and its surrounding communities, but there hasn’t been a comprehensive benefit-cost analysis for these programs.

The objective of this research is to develop guidance that (1) identifies and quantifies benefits, costs, and the economic impact of diversity programs, and (2) identifies diversity and inclusion benefits and implementation techniques.

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