Established by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the Atlanta Fed Office of Minority and Women Inclusion is responsible for all matters relating to diversity in management, employment, and business activities at the Bank. The OMWI builds upon our long-standing efforts to create an inclusive workplace, attract and retain a diverse staff, and foster supplier diversity.
Our commitment to diversity
At the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, we embrace diversity and inclusion as essential to who we are. The Bank's values—integrity, excellence, and respect—are a clear statement supporting the notion that every employee is an important part of the Atlanta Fed's story and success. We advocate a simple truth: only by drawing on the talent, expertise, and perspectives of our entire staff and our external stakeholders will our Bank achieve its greatest potential in fulfilling our mission.
We value our diversity, considering it to be a competitive asset, and cultivate different perspectives, fresh ideas, and relationships. The Bank demonstrates its commitment to diversity and inclusion, in part, through its support of the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion, the Diversity Advisory Council, and eight employee-led Employee Resource Networks. The Atlanta Fed evaluates all managers on their competence in managing diverse teams and practicing inclusion in achieving objectives. All staff members receive education and training in embracing diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
Ensuring a respectful workplace enriches the Bank and helps us maintain our position as a high-performing organization. We expect every employee to model the utmost professionalism and fairness by consistently communicating and behaving in a respectful manner.
OMWI's annual congressional reports detail the office's diversity and financial literacy work of the previous year.
Our commitment to equal opportunity employment
It is the policy of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta to seek and employ qualified personnel and to provide those employed both equal treatment and equal opportunity for advancement. Accordingly, the Bank's terms and conditions of employment including employment decisions (for example, recruiting, hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, facilities, evaluation, training, transfer, disciplinary action, and termination) will be made without regard to age, race, color, sex, religion, physical or mental disability, covered veteran or uniformed service status, pregnancy, national origin, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law or ordinance.
The Bank will make reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. In addition, Bank-sponsored activities shall be available to all employees without unlawful discrimination.