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Friday, December 19, 2014

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Diversity at the Fed

Commitment to Diversity

Diversity LogoThe Bank values diversity among employees in terms of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, religious beliefs, political beliefs, and other attributes that differentiate individuals.

The Bank's Diversity Council fosters an appreciation within the Bank for the diversity of its population and recognizes the value of the contributions made by all staff members throughout the organization.

The 12 members of the Diversity Council represent various departments of the Bank and all levels of management and staff. They serve as a communication link between management and employees to foster ideas related to diversity and to plan, sponsor, and promote events and activities related to diversity.

"Diversity is about celebrating our differences and acknowledging that different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives foster creativity and innovation. By encouraging an inclusive environment and welcoming different points of view, we can achieve great things. In our personal lives, diversity enhances our experiences and provides opportunities to learn about the fascinating world around us."

Dawn Karlyn, Senior Operations Manager, Treasury Services, and Chair of the Diversity Council

Diversity in Recruitment

In addition to posting open positions on Monster.com External Link and Careerbuilder.com External Link, the Bank lists job openings on:

  • Diversity Alliances, which reaches a broad audience through BET, Black Perspective, Essence, HispanicOnline, Hispanic Today, NAACP, GayWork, Women in Business & Industry, iVillage, BlackVoices, BlackWorld, Veterans Enterprise, TerraLycos, Univision, and US Diversity.com.
  • The Bank also advertises with Campus Publications, Inc., which distributes Job Search Journals to 62 historically black colleges and universities in 21 states.
 

Read What Our Employees Say

Diversity Is Important Because...

It leads to better tolerance, perspective, and understanding.

It creates an energetic atmosphere leading to greater success in the workplace.

New processes can result when people with different ideas come together and collaborate.

Inclusion of people with diverse backgrounds or abilities in any organization or group leads to the assimilation of their qualities, thereby improving the overall well-being of the entire community or group.

The world is diverse. Everyone has something to contribute to the world. All people make the world go around.

It is an important key to innovation and success.

It is woven into the fabric of our lives.

Read more about the diversity initiatives happening around the Bank.

Presidents' Message

President Plosser"Diversity is not just about celebrating differences in ethnicity and gender. It is also a celebration of life experiences and different approaches to analyzing and solving problems at work. It's what we bring to our jobs.

To be a leader you must be creative and innovative. Success requires different points of view about how we do things. So it's important to cultivate an environment that strengthens and supports diversity."

Charles Plosser