Thank you for your interest in the Credit Union Diversity Self-Assessment. The assessment is designed to help credit unions assess existing diversity and inclusion policies and practices, and identify opportunities to implement best practices in diversity and inclusion.
Development of effective diversity and inclusion policies and practices takes time. Each year, credit unions will have an opportunity to conduct this self-assessment, and to provide the results to the NCUA. The NCUA uses the self-assessment data to monitor progress and trends in credit union diversity-related activities. Our Office of Minority and Women Inclusion aggregates the data and only shares the results anonymously, primarily in the NCUA’s annual OMWI Congressional Report and in a separate annual report detailing the self-assessment results.
The self-assessment data also informs the NCUA of ways in which we can support diversity and inclusion in the credit union system and of areas where additional guidance would be useful. When appropriate, we issue such guidance to assist credit unions with their diversity efforts. For example, in 2018, we issued a Credit Union Guide to Supplier Diversity (opens new window) after identifying that many credit unions reported low levels of engagement in this area.
Diversity Tools and Resources
The following tools and resources are available to help you enhance your diversity and inclusion efforts:
- Annual Voluntary Credit Union Diversity Self-Assessment (opens new window)
- Business Case for Credit Union Diversity (opens new window)
- Why Diversity is Important for Today's Credit Union Success (opens new window)
- Credit Union Guide to Supplier Diversity (opens new window)
- Credit Union Supplier Diversity FAQs (opens new window)
- Final Interagency Policy Statement Establishing Joint Standards for Assessing the Diversity Policies and Practices of Entities Regulated by the Agencies (opens new window)
- Financial Services Industry’s Untapped Market (opens new window)