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Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland earns perfect score on 2020 Corporate Equality Index

The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, with branch offices in Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, has received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2020 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the nation’s premier benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation. The Cleveland Fed joins the ranks of over 680 major US businesses that also earned top marks this year.

“It is an honor to once again earn a perfect score on the Corporate Equality Index. At the Cleveland Fed, we are committed to cultivating a workplace in which all of our employees know that they are valued. Doing so makes us a more effective institution,” said Diana Starks, vice president of People and Culture and Office of Minority and Women Inclusion director.

The 2020 CEI evaluates LGBTQ-related policies and practices including non-discrimination policies across business entities, equitable benefits for LGBTQ workers and their families, and supporting an inclusive culture and corporate social responsibility. The Cleveland Fed’s efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria results in a 100 percent rating and designation as a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.”

For more information on the 2020 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland is one of 12 regional Reserve Banks that along with the Board of Governors in Washington DC comprise the Federal Reserve System. Part of the US central bank, the Cleveland Fed participates in the formulation of our nation’s monetary policy, supervises banking organizations, provides payment and other services to financial institutions and to the US Treasury, and performs many activities that support Federal Reserve operations System-wide. In addition, the Bank supports the well-being of communities across the Fourth Federal Reserve District through a wide array of research, outreach, and educational activities.

The Cleveland Fed, with branches in Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, serves an area that comprises Ohio, western Pennsylvania, eastern Kentucky, and the northern panhandle of West Virginia.

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