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Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Earns Top Marks in 2018 Corporate Equality Index

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The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, with branch offices in Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, has received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

The 2018 CEI evaluates organization’s 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 Cleveland Fed’s efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria resulted in a 100 percent ranking and a designation as one of the “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality.”

“The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland is honored to once again receive this recognition on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index as it acknowledges the work that we are doing to have an inclusive work environment,” said Diana Starks, vice president of diversity and inclusion. Starks continued by saying “We continue to challenge our thinking, our practices, and our processes across all dimensions of diversity and inclusion to be better than we were the previous year and to be a leading organization in our region.”

For more information on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit

About The Human Rights Campaign

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

About The 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 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 or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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