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November 2017
Chicago Fed Earns Top Mark on LGBTQ Workplace Equality Scorecard

CHICAGO, November 9, 2017 — The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago received a perfect score of 100 on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices relating to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender and queer (LGBTQ) workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRCF).

The Chicago Fed's score reflects a commitment to LGBTQ workplace equality, with respect to tangible policies, benefits and practices.

“The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago is honored to be recognized by the HRCF for our commitment to LGBTQ workplace equality,” said Ellen Bromagen, First Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “This reflects our ongoing efforts to build a more inclusive culture through our core values of integrity, respect, responsibility and excellence.”

The 2018 CEI rated a total of 947 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 LGBTQ community. For more information on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Background

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago is one of 12 regional Reserve Banks that, along with the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., make up the nation’s central bank. The Chicago Reserve Bank serves the seventh Federal Reserve District, which encompasses the northern portions of Illinois and Indiana, southern Wisconsin, the Lower Peninsula of Michigan, and the state of Iowa. In addition to participation in the formulation of monetary policy, each Reserve Bank supervises member banks and bank holding companies, provides financial services to depository institutions and the U.S. government, and monitors economic conditions in its District.

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