Message from Chairman McWilliams - Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement
August 7, 2018
Our nation’s economy, as well as the financial system that supports it, depends on the stability and public confidence that the FDIC strives to maintain. Through strong economic times and during crises, our employees have embraced this great responsibility. I am honored to share in this important mission with you. Our core values of integrity, competence, teamwork, effectiveness, accountability, and fairness directly support the FDIC’s success. Each employee’s personal commitment to these values also forms a critical foundation that helps create and sustain a talented, diverse, and engaged workforce.
As an immigrant and a woman, I personally understand the importance of a workplace that is free from discrimination and supports diversity and inclusion. I am proud to reaffirm my commitment to the principles of equal employment opportunity (EEO), non-discrimination, and diversity and inclusion in the FDIC workplace. It is the corporation’s policy to provide equal opportunity and access for all individuals across all our activities. This policy also prohibits discrimination in all aspects of our programs, management practices, and decisions, including, but not limited to, recruitment and hiring, merit promotion, transfer, reassignments, training and career development, benefits, and separation.
Together, we will all ensure that the FDIC provides equal opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, disability, age, genetic information, and status as a parent for all employees and applicants for employment. It is my expectation that all FDIC employees, managers, and supervisors will comply with all EEO laws, regulations, and FDIC policies that prohibit discrimination and harassment. Retaliation against individuals for participating in the EEO complaint process or opposing discriminatory practices is prohibited. At the FDIC, all employees will have the freedom to compete on a fair and level playing field.
The FDIC will not tolerate discrimination and harassment in any form, and every allegation of these unlawful behaviors will be taken seriously. Managers and supervisors will address every allegation of harassment immediately and appropriately.
Working together, we will continue to cultivate an FDIC that is accessible, inclusive, and diverse—treating everyone with dignity and respect, while embracing our differences.