Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We’re all about Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.

We believe that a diverse workforce improves organizational effectiveness and business performance by encouraging a broad spectrum of thoughts and ideas. At TDS, we actively support the attraction, development, and retention of a diverse range of employees.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer, TDS considers applicants for positions without regard to race, citizenship status, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, age, disability, pregnancy, military status, genetic information or any other basis prohibited by law.

You can also search for career opportunities at our subsidiary companies.

Please see below for a few of the ways that we promote DE&I within the TDS family of companies. More information is also available on our Culture page.

Enterprise Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I)

TDS houses our Enterprise DE&I team, whose 2022 focus was on creating a stronger, more aligned culture surrounding DE&I across the TDS Family of Companies. Our vice president of Human Resources Development works with the DE&I partners at our business units, company leadership, and DE&I champions across the enterprise to accomplish this goal. Our critical levers to build a culture of excellence through DE&I are:

  • Ambition
  • Accountability
  • Alignment

Enterprise Diversity Council

In 2022, we formed the Enterprise Diversity Council, where leaders from across the Enterprise gathered to establish goals and standards, share information and best practices, and align on elements of our DE&I strategy. TDS has also formed Diversity Councils in each of our business units to align leadership, surface emerging issues, and shape both policy and culture.


In 2022, TDS signed an agreement with a third-party DE&I consultancy that works to empower inclusive workplaces through trainings and incentives, tools and guides, events, benchmarking and analytics support, and research.

We believe that supplier diversity is a strategic business imperative to the economic growth and expansion of our business. Check out UScellular and TDS Telecom’s statements on supplier diversity.

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Associate Resource Groups (ARGs)

Associates can choose to get involved in any of nearly 20 Associate Resource Groups (ARGs) housed across the TDS family of companies, which bring associates that share similar ideas, backgrounds, ideals, gender, ethnicity, or common interests together.


In 2023, UScellular hosted its fourth Inclusion Summit, “The Inclusion Experience, We’re All In.” The two-day virtual summit was made accessible to associates across the TDS Enterprise and offered sessions on a variety of topics related to inclusion in the workplace.

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For more information about DE&I at our business units, please visit the pages below.