Contractors' Workforces Fair Inclusion
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion in all business activities, including contracting. FDIC expects its contracting partners to demonstrate a similar commitment to diversity and inclusion. Contractors doing business with the FDIC, must certify their commitment to equal employment opportunity and make a good faith effort to ensure, to the maximum extent possible, the fair inclusion of minorities and women in its workforce. FDIC Procurement policy was amended to incorporate the "Certification Regarding Fair Inclusion of Minorities and Women" and the "Fair Inclusion of Minorities and Women Clause." The fair inclusion requirements apply to all solicitations for awards valued over $100,000.
Pursuant to Section 342(c) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (DFA) of 2010, the Director of the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI) is responsible for implementing procedures to verify whether contractors are making a good faith effort to ensure the fair inclusion of minorities and women in its workforce. The procedures are designed to promote cooperation and collaboration between OMWI and contractors while conducting the good faith effort review.
Annually, select contractors are asked to provide information to FDIC that demonstrate efforts to maintain a diverse and inclusive workforce. The information used to support efforts may include, but are not limited to the existence of policies, practices, and procedures intended to ensure the fair inclusion of minorities and women in the workforce.
Questions regarding the program should be direct to the Good Faith Effort mailbox.