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2008 Annual Report



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Mission
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is an independent agency created by the Congress to maintain stability and public confidence in the nation’s financial system by:

  • insuring deposits;
  • examining and supervising financial institutions for safety and soundness and consumer protection; and,
  • managing receiverships.

Vision
The FDIC is a recognized leader in promoting sound public policies, addressing risks in the nation’s financial system, and carrying out its insurance, supervisory, consumer protection, and receivership management responsibilities.

Values*
The FDIC and its employees have a long and continuing tradition of distinguished public service. Six core values guide FDIC employees as they strive to fulfill the Corporation’s mission and vision:

  • Integrity
    We adhere to the highest ethical and professional standards.

  • Competence
    We are a highly skilled, dedicated, and diverse workforce that is empowered to achieve outstanding results.

  • Teamwork
    We communicate and collaborate effectively with one another and with other regulatory agencies.

  • Effectiveness
    We respond quickly and successfully to risks in insured depository institutions and the financial system.

  • Accountability
    We are accountable to each other and to our stakeholders to operate in a financially responsible and operationally effective manner.

  • Fairness
    We respect individual viewpoints and treat one another and our stakeholders with impartiality, dignity
    and trust.

*Values have been updated for consistency with the FDICís 2008-2013 Strategic Plan.

 


Last Updated 06/18/2009 communications@fdic.gov