Matz: Agency Diversity Initiatives Building a Stronger Workforce
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (May 11, 2015) – The National Credit Union Administration ranks as a “Best of the Best” place to work for minorities, women, veterans and Hispanics, the agency announced today.
The annual rankings are published by DiversityComm, Inc., a human resources research and consulting firm specializing in workplace diversity and the parent company of Black EOE Journal, Professional Woman’s Magazine, Hispanic Network and U.S. Veterans Magazine. The company last year recognized NCUA as a “best” place to work for women, veterans and minorities. This year marks the first time the agency has been recognized in all four categories.
“NCUA has an ongoing commitment to increasing the number of women and minorities on our staff, particularly in the management ranks,” NCUA Board Chairman Debbie Matz said. “This recognition is both a reminder of how seriously we take that pledge and a motivator to do better. We want NCUA to be a place people choose for a long and fulfilling career. Our efforts to build a more diverse workforce also build a stronger workforce.”
To create a more diverse workforce, NCUA pursued several initiatives during 2014, including recruitment, leadership development, outreach and training. As part of the overall effort, the agency created a Diversity Advisory Council comprised of a cross-section of employees at all levels. The agency also partners with the Department of Veterans Affairs to create more employment opportunities for veterans.
- Women represented 44.2 percent of the agency’s workforce and 41.2 percent of senior staff;
- Veterans represented 16.8 percent of the agency’s workforce and 4.0 percent of senior staff;
- African Americans represented 14.3 percent of the agency’s workforce and 5.9 percent of senior staff;
- Hispanics represented 4.3 percent of the workforce and 2.0 percent of senior staff; and
- Asian Americans, including Native Hawaiians or Pacific Islanders, represented 5.7 percent of all employees and 3.9 percent of senior staff.
NCUA is regularly recognized by the Partnership for Public Service as a desirable workplace for women, minorities and veterans, earning high ratings for leadership, diversity, fairness and employee empowerment.
DiversityComm, Inc. annually conducts evaluations of employers, including government agencies, to identify those it classifies as the “Best of the Best” in terms of outreach and accessibility to African American, Hispanic, female and veteran populations. Scores are based on policies supporting equal access, advancement and inclusion of all individuals, as well as other activities demonstrating a commitment to diversity and equal opportunity.
NCUA is the independent federal agency created by the U.S. Congress to regulate, charter and supervise federal credit unions. With the backing of the full faith and credit of the United States, NCUA operates and manages the National Credit Union Share
Insurance Fund, insuring the deposits of account holders in all federal credit unions and the overwhelming majority of
state-chartered credit unions. At MyCreditUnion.gov, NCUA also educates the public on consumer protection and financial literacy issues.