On March 15, 2021, the FDIC’s Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI) released a Financial Institution Letter regarding diversity self-assessments. In accordance with Section 342 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, the FDIC is calling on its supervised institutions with 100 or more employees to submit voluntary self-assessments of their diversity policies and practices. … Continue Reading
FDIC Requests Submission of 2019 D&I Self-Assessments through a New and Improved Application
On March 23, 2020, the FDIC’s Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI) announced that it will request 2019 diversity self-assessments from FDIC-regulated financial institutions. The FDIC regulates insured state banks that are not members of the Federal Reserve System and insured state thrifts. This year’s self-assessment application is presented on a new automated platform designed to increase efficiency and encourage more participation from the institutions. … Continue Reading
CFPB: Industry should “start now” to comply with workplace diversity and inclusion standards
On June 26, 2014, I participated in a panel presentation at the MBA Strategic Markets and Diversity Summit, in Washington, D.C. Stuart Ishimaru, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Office of Minority and Women Inclusion, also sat on the panel.
The presentation focused on Section 342 of the Dodd-Frank Act and the proposed Interagency Policy Statement Establishing Joint Standards for Assessing the Diversity Policies and Practices (the Proposed Standards).… Continue Reading