Diversity Education Series
This program is sponsored by the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion and the Washington chapter of the Chairmanís Advisory Council in connection with nationally recognized observances. Some of these include National Black Heritage, Asian-Pacific American Heritage, Martin Luther King, Women's History, Hispanic Heritage, Disability Employment Awareness, Indian Heritage and Veteran's Day. The programs are designed to informally educate FDIC employees about a wide range of diversity-related issues.
Chairman's Diversity Advisory Councils
The mission of the Chairman's Diversity Advisory Council (CDAC) is to promote and support an inclusive, diverse environment that provides all employees the opportunity to work to their full potential. Through education, the Council shall strive to break down barriers and increase awareness of the differences and strengths of all employees. The council shall also be a means through which employees may communicate to management diversity concerns and issues. In addition, the Council provides input to the Director of OMWI on any recommendations for changes in Corporation policies and procedures that foster the diversity objectives.
Questions, Comments, and Responses System
The QCR (Questions, Comments, and Responses) System enables all employees, regardless of job position or geographic location to submit confidential questions and comments to the Corporation. Some of the topics that are open for discussion are:
Questions or comments about specific provisions in the Diversity Strategic Plan
Diversity vs. Affirmative Employment - Questions or comments about the difference between the Corporation's Affirmative Employment Plan and the Diversity Strategic Plan
Sexual Orientation - Questions or comments relating to the Corporation's policies regarding gay, lesbian, and transgender employees
Personnel Issues - Questions or comments relating to hiring, promotion, and other personnel policies addressed in the Diversity Strategic Plan
CDACs - Questions or comments about the Chairman's Diversity Advisory Committees
Training and Career Development - Questions or comments regarding training and career development policies addressed in the Diversity Strategic Plan
Resources - Questions or comments about the Diversity library, the Diversity Web Site, other online information regarding Diversity, or any materials provided to employees regarding the FDIC's Diversity Strategic Plan
General - Other diversity-related comments and questions
Questions will be researched and responses will be posted along with the original question. Comments not requiring responses are posted for others to view. Anyone in the Corporation can view all of the posted questions, responses, or comments and everything is strictly confidential.
Employee Affinity Groups as defined in Circular 2710.10 is an organization, other than a labor union, which is open to and comprised entirely of current FDIC employees who share an interest in a particular diversity concern. The affinity policy provides clear, easy-to-follow guidance on setting up an affinity group. Group members are asked to present a proposal of what they want to do, their business reasons for establishing the group, and their bylaws and other guidance.