Bank named one of 2017 ‘Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality’ for third year in a row Bank named one of 2017 ‘Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality’ for third year in a row

100% Corporate Equality Index rating reinforces Bank’s commitment to diversity & inclusion 100% Corporate Equality Index rating reinforces Bank’s commitment to diversity & inclusion

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December 6, 2016

The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston has been named one of the “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation. This represents the third year in a row that the Boston Fed has received a 100 percent rating on HRC’s annual Corporate Equality Index.

“We’re thrilled to be recognized again by the HRC for our ongoing efforts to embrace best practices for LGBT inclusion in the workplace as it reinforces the Bank’s commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment,” said Marques Benton, vice president of the Office of Diversity & Inclusion. “We continue to be committed to ensuring that all employees feel welcomed, valued, and embraced for the diverse perspectives and ideas they bring to the Bank and are proud of the precedent that this recognition represents.”

The Boston Fed joins 517 companies nationwide in achieving a 100 percent rating in the annual survey which serves as a benchmark by which to measure LGBT-related corporate policies and practices in the U.S. The number of companies achieving this recognition represents a 25 percent increase from 2016 – the largest jump in the 15-year history of the benchmarking tool.

The HRC’s rating criteria evaluates LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBT community.

Read the Corporate Equality Index 2017 report.

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