Diversity and Inclusion
Respect for diversity and inclusion is embedded in the FDIC's core values, which are integrated throughout its organizational structure and work environment to help the FDIC continue to effectively achieve its mission of preserving and promoting public confidence in the U.S. financial system.
While Diversity and Inclusion is a lofty goal for any organization to take on, FDIC has never shyed away from challenges of all types and looks forward to making great strides in accomplishing this goal.
Chairman's EEO Policy Statement
Chairman McWillams issues the 2018 Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement and reaffirms the FDIC's commitment to the principles of equal employment opportunity (EEO), non-discrimination, and diversity and inclusion in the FDIC workplace.
Financial Institution Diversity
Financial Institution Diversity is a program for assessing the diversity policies and practices of FDIC regulated financial institutions. The FDIC, together with other federal financial regulators, developed and issued the Interagency Policy Statement Establishing Joint Standards for Assessing the Diversity Policies and Practices of Entities Regulated by the Agencies (Policy Statement) on June 10, 2015. The toolkit below contains resources to assist and strengthen diversity programs in financial institutions.
- Diversity Self- Assessment of FDIC Regulated Financial Institutions
- Diversity Policies and Practices of FDIC-Regulated Entities
- Guidance for Completing the Diversity Self-Assessment
- The Standards for Assessing the Diversity Policies and Practices of Entities
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Please submit your Self-Assessment and any supplemental materials to Section342@fdic.gov.
Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan
Please view our most recent Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plans issued by the FDIC Chairman. The plan is reviewed and updated annually so that the FDIC's commitment to diversity and inclusion remains an important priority.
- 2018-19 Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan
- 2017 Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan
- 2016 Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan
- 2014 Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan
- 2013 Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan
FDIC OMWI Section 342 Annual Report to Congress
These Reports are prepared in accordance with the provisions of Section 342(e) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
- 2017 FDIC OMWI Section 342 Annual Report to Congress
- 2016 FDIC OMWI Section 342 Annual Report to Congress
- 2015 FDIC OMWI Section 342 Annual Report to Congress
- 2014 FDIC OMWI Section 342 Annual Report to Congress
- 2013 FDIC OMWI Section 342 Annual Report to Congress
- 2012 FDIC OMWI Section 342 Annual Report to Congress
- 2011 FDIC OMWI Section 342 Annual Report to Congress
Federal Agency Annual EEO Program Status Report
Annually, the FDIC submits its Federal Agency Annual EEO Program Status Report to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) pursuant to EEOC Management Directive 715 (MD-715). MD-715 provides policy guidance to use in establishing and maintaining effective programs of equal employment opportunity. It also establishes standards for ensuring that Federal agencies develop and maintain model EEO programs. These standards are used to measure and report on the status of the Federal government's efforts to become a model employer. The EEOC requires each Federal agency to report annually on the status of activities undertaken pursuant to its EEO program under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, and activities undertaken pursuant to its affirmative action obligations under the Rehabilitation Act. Please view our Fiscal Year 2017 MD-715 Report at FDIC FY2017 (MD-715).
Please contact DisabilityProgram@fdic.gov if you would like to request this report in an accessible format.
Minority and Women Outreach Program
The FDIC's Minority and Women Outreach Program is administered by the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI). The MWOB Activity Reports provide annual and monthly year-to-date information on awards to minority and women-owned businesses. For more information on the contracting process and other resources, visit the Business Toolkit.
Small Business Resource Page
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation ("FDIC") recognizes the important contributions made by small, veteran, and minority and women-owned businesses to our economy. For that reason, we strive to provide small businesses with opportunities to contract with the FDIC. To further this goal, the FDIC developed the Small Business Resource Page to assist vendors providing products, services, and solutions.
No FEAR Act
On May 15, 2002, Congress enacted the "Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002," which is now known as the No FEAR Act:
- No FEAR Act Notice
- No FEAR Act EEO Data
- No FEAR Act Annual Report to Congress - FY 2016
- Whistleblower Retaliation Protection
Applicants Rights and Responsibilities
FDIC identified the Applicants Rights and Responsibilities that must be adhered to.
EEO Rights & Protections
In the event that FDIC Policy and/or EEO Laws Prohibiting Discrimination are violated, any FDIC employee, former employee, or applicant for an FDIC position may file a complaint of discrimination. These are your EEO Rights & Protections.
Limited English Proficiency
The FDIC is committed to improving access to its programs and activities for persons with Limited English Proficiency (LEP).
FDIC Accessibility Statement
The FDIC Accessibility Statement expresses the FDIC's commitment to ensure that persons with disabilities are provided with equal access to FDIC programs and activities.
Fair Inclusion of Women and Minorities in Contractors’ Workforces
Section 342(c)(2) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 requires contractors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation to ensure, to the maximum extent possible, the fair inclusion of women and minorities in the workforce of the contractor and, as applicable, subcontractors.