Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
As an organization, we are committed to providing a work environment where inclusion is fostered and all employees are respected and valued. We believe that by recognizing, respecting, and valuing the uniqueness of our workforce and providing development opportunities for all, we can effectively apply all of our talents, skills, and experiences to contribute to achieving the goals of the organization.
Our Commitment in Action
We promote open lines of communication among all levels of management and employees. To put our commitment to inclusion in action, we utilize a number of initiatives to cultivate an organization where employees have the opportunity to thrive, including:
- Employee Diversity Action Council
The Employee Diversity Action Council represents a wide range of employee diversity and “real world” insights. The council, comprised of a diverse group of employees from all levels and areas of the Bank, was created to promote inclusiveness as a powerful force for acceptance, innovation, and opportunity.
- Employee Resource Networks (ERNs)
ERNs are voluntary, employee-led groups, sanctioned by the Bank and formed around common interests, backgrounds, life experiences or cultural norms. They are open to all employees and show the power of both diversity and inclusion.
- Inclusion Task Force
The Bank's Inclusion Task Force (ITF) was created in 2013 as a way for leaders to share and discuss effective approaches to inclusion, partner with other business areas on cross functional inclusion initiatives, learn about the tools that HR makes available to support inclusion, and brainstorm solutions to inclusion challenges.
Our Employee Resource Networks
Employee Resource Networks (ERNs) are voluntary, employee-led groups, sanctioned by the Bank and formed around common interests, backgrounds, life experiences or cultural norms. They are open to all employees and show the power of both diversity and inclusion.
People Respecting Individual Differences and Equality, Members and allies of the LQBTQ+ community
- Fed Ideas Lab Minneapolis
Opportunities for Innovation at the Bank
- Mental Health Alliance
- Mi Gente
Members and allies of the Latino community
Women's Initiative Seeking Excellence
- More ERNs under consideration…
Some ways that ERNs benefit the Bank, employees and members include:
- Offer a wide range of professional and personal developmental opportunities
- Serve as a valuable meeting ground for employees to connect with others
- Improve innovation and problem solving as a result of access to broader perspectives on business issues
- Provide access to Bank leadership and bridge informational gaps between management and employees
- Cultivate career enhancement opportunities
- Foster a willingness within the Bank to openly discuss all aspects of inclusion
- Promote cultural awareness
Equal Employment Opportunity
The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis is committed to equal employment opportunity (EEO) for all persons in all aspects of employment, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information.