NCUA’s Annual Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement

Office of the Chairman

September 22, 2020

The National Credit Union Administration supports and promotes the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity in the workforce. The agency strives to maintain an environment where every employee is treated fairly with dignity and respect at all times. The agency prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), genetic information, national origin, race, religion, and reprisal. The NCUA also prohibits discrimination based on political affiliation. parental and marital status, military service, or any other non-merit based factor.

These protections apply to all employees, applicants for employment and former employees; and extend to all agency personnel and employment programs, management practices and decisions, including, but not limited to, recruitment, hiring practices, appraisals, merit promotions, transfers, reassignments, training, and career development programs, benefits and separations. These protections ensure all employees have the freedom to perform their job duties and compete for development and promotional opportunities on a fair and level playing field.

As a federal agency, the NCUA is responsible for promoting and practicing workplace fairness and maintaining a workplace free of retaliation and harassment. The NCUA prohibits and has zero tolerance for both sexual and non-sexual harassment. Managers and supervisors are responsible and held accountable for monitoring the work environment and ensuring it is free of unlawful employment practices. Managers and supervisors are required to take swift action when unlawful practices are identified. In addition to federal laws, the NCUA complies with applicable state and local Jaws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which we operate.

The NCUA protects the rights and freedom of individuals who exercise their rights under EEO antidiscrimination statutes. Reprisal against employees who engage in protected activities is prohibited. Employees are subjected to unlawful practices must be able to use any of the agency's dispute resolution processes and seek redress in an atmosphere free of retaliation.

All NCUA employees are responsible for implementing the agency's EEO policies and instructions in their daily conduct and activities, and for abiding by the letter, intent, and spirit of the equal opportunity laws and policies.

This statement reaffirms the principles of equal employment opportunity, which enhance the agency's ability to accomplish its mission. I am committed to making the NCUA a workplace of choice where employees are valued, respected, and included.


Rodney E. Hood

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