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Minneapolis Fed named 2019 Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality

Minneapolis, March 28, 2019 The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis has been named a 2019 Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality. The Human Rights Campaign Foundation awarded the Minneapolis Fed a perfect score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index, which is “is the national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer employees.”

“This distinction serves as a benchmark to our employees and potential applicants that we take LGBTQ equality seriously and meet a very high bar with our score of 100,” said Scott Thomas-Forss, vice president of the Bank’s Enterprise Risk Group. “We encourage employees to bring their true and authentic selves to work each and every day.”

The Minneapolis Fed joins more than 560 major U.S. businesses that also earned top marks this year. The 2019 CEI evaluates LGBTQ-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBTQ community. The Bank’s efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria results in a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.

For more information on the 2019 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.


The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis is one of 12 regional Reserve Banks that, with the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., make up the Federal Reserve System, the nation’s central bank. The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis is responsible for the Ninth Federal Reserve District, which includes Montana, North and South Dakota, Minnesota, northwestern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis participates in setting national monetary policy, supervises numerous banking organizations, and provides a variety of payments services to financial institutions and the U.S. government.

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