Made up of associates who share similar ideas, backgrounds, ideals, gender, ethnicity, cultures or common interests, Associate Resource Groups are all about building small, connected communities within the workforce.
At TDS, these groups are organized and run independently by associates, based on topics that fit their interest. They are associate-led and associate-driven. While not formal, they are endorsed by a member of the executive leadership team who provides mentorship and guidance.
The ABLE ARG brings in speakers on health-related topics such as: understanding diabetes, heart disease prevention tips, how to take care of yourself and those you love who have mental health challenges, and how to improve your sleep habits. The group has also coordinated grocery store tours with a registered dietitian, raised awareness of autism and diabetes with associate spotlights, and promoted hands-on CPR training with the American Heart Association.
Patriot Associate Resource Group
Comprised of current and prior military service members, non-service members, and first responders
Intern Associate Resource Group
The purpose of the Intern ARG is to support a diverse and inclusive community of interns by providing resources for development, opportunities.
ABLE Associate Resource Group
The ABLE ARG’s goal is to provide opportunities for all associates who are impacted by disabilities and to come together to Achieve a Better Life/Work Environment.
Women in Technology Associate Resource Group
The mission of the TDS Women in Tech (WIT) ARG is to recruit, retain, and develop women in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. Through development opportunities, outreach and internal support WIT seeks to attract and retain top talent in the TDS tech community.
2BU Associate Resource Group
The 2BU associate resource group exists to foster a sense of community within and outside of TDS by valuing differences, providing an inclusive and safe environment, and helping LGBTQ+ associates succeed.
Green Associate Resource Group
This associate resource group is dedicated to encouraging environmentally responsible behavior at work and at home. By taking grassroots action, everyone can contribute to global change.
Heritage Associate Resource Group
The Our Heritage Associate Resource Group (ARG) promotes cultural competency by engaging multi-cultural associates and advocating on behalf of them, their families, and communities.
Emerging Professionals Associate Resource Group
The Emerging Professionals Associate Resource Group (“EP ARG”) is designed to engage, connect and develop TDS associate who are new to the company and telecommunications industry.
R.I.S.E. Black Associate Network
The R.I.S.E. Black Associate Network emerged out of a desire to create a safe space to unite Black associates in response to ongoing societal racial injustices and civil unrest. Although the immediate concern for Black associates’ health and wellbeing was the impetus, we recognize the importance of strengthening Black associates' sense of belonging and community at TDS.