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Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Earns Top Marks in Human Rights Campaign’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index

The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, with branch offices in Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, has received a score of 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a nationwide benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality. The Cleveland Fed joins the ranks of 840 major US businesses that also earned top marks this year.

“We are proud to once again earn a perfect score on the Corporate Equality Index for LGBTQ+ workplace equality. At the Cleveland Fed, we continue to build a sustainable workplace environment that highlights our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and opportunity for our employees—because doing so makes us a more effective organization in support of our public-service mission,” said Diana Starks, senior vice president and chief diversity, equity, inclusion, and opportunity officer.

The 2022 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 earned a 100 percent ranking and the designation as one of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality.

For more information on the 2022 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. The HRC Foundation seeks to make transformational change in the everyday lives of LGBTQ+ people, shedding light on inequity and deepening the public’s understanding of LGBTQ+ issues, with a clear focus on advancing transgender and racial justice.

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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