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Last Updated: 11/18/15

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Participates in 2016 Corporate Equality Index

Chicago Fed Earns 90 on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Fourteenth Annual Scorecard on LGBT Workplace Equality

Chicago – November 18, 2015 – The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago received a score of 90 on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices relating to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

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

“It is an honor for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago to be recognized by the HRC for our commitment to LGBT workplace equality,” said Kelly Emery, vice president, Customer Relations and Support Office, and executive sponsor of Spectrum, the Bank’s LGBT Employee Support Network Group. “The Bank has progressed in several diversity and inclusion efforts over the past decade, and this is a celebratory milestone toward creating an environment where all employees are valued and respected, not just through words, but through tangible action and equal access and opportunities.”

The 2016 CEI rated a total of 1,027 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. For more information on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei

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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.

The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality.

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