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December 5, 2016
Chicago Fed Earns High Mark on LGBT Workplace Equality Scorecard

CHICAGO — The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago received a score of 100 on the 2017 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.

"For the second year in a row, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago has the honor of being recognized by the HRC for our commitment to LGBT workplace equality," said Nokihomis Willis, executive committee member and senior vice president, Human Resources, Diversity and Inclusion and Internal Communications. "We are thrilled with this year'ss score of 100 percent and believe it reflects the continued progress we've made in our diversity and inclusion efforts as we seek to build a great place to work for all of our employees."

The 2017 CEI rated a total of 1,043 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 2017 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, DC, 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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