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12.06.16

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Earns Top Marks in 2017 Corporate Equality Index

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Cleveland Fed Earns 100 Percent on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Fifteenth Annual Scorecard on LGBT Workplace Equality

The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, with branch offices in Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, has received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. The Cleveland Reserve Bank joins the ranks of 517 major US businesses which also earned top marks this year.

The 2017 CEI rated 1,043 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBT community. The Cleveland Fed’s efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria results in a 100 percent ranking and a designation as one of the “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality.”

For more information on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.

2017 Corporate Equality Index

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.

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 nation’s central bank, the Cleveland Fed participates in the formulation of US monetary policy, supervises banking organizations, provides payment and other services to financial institutions and 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. For more information, go to www.clevelandfed.org or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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