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Message from Chairman McWilliams - Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement

Jelena  McWilliams the 21st Chairman of the FDIC
November 5, 2019

The FDIC's greatest asset is its employees, with their subject matter expertise and dedication to the agency's vital mission.

I am proud to reaffirm my commitment to the principles of equal opportunity, non-discrimination, diversity and inclusion, and equal access for all individuals across all our activities.

As an agency, we must ensure equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, disability, age, genetic information, and status as a parent. These protections extend to all management practices and decisions, including recruitment and hiring, appraisals, promotions, transfers, reassignments, training and career development, benefits, separation, and retention efforts.

We are also committed to a fair and level playing field for all. As such, the FDIC provides reasonable accommodations to employees and applicants with disabilities, and for religious observances and practices.

The FDIC does not tolerate discrimination, harassment (including sexual harassment), or retaliation. Every allegation of these unlawful behaviors is taken seriously. Managers and supervisors will address harassment allegations immediately and appropriately. Retaliation against individuals for participating in the EEO complaint process or opposing discriminatory practices is prohibited.

We will continue to work together to cultivate an FDIC that is accessible, inclusive, and diverse— treating everyone with dignity and respect, while embracing our differences.

For more information on the FDIC's Equal Opportunity Policy and the Anti-Harassment Program, I encourage you to read Circular 2710.1 and Circular 2710.3. Bargaining unit employees may wish to review the grievance procedures included in the FDIC-NTEU Collective Bargaining Agreement related to equal employment opportunity.

Jelena McWilliams