The OCC’s Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI), established January 2011, is responsible for implementing section 342 of the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (Dodd-Frank).
The OMWI Executive Director and Diversity and Inclusion Team develop standards for
- increasing the participation of minority- and women-owned businesses in the OCC’s programs and contracts, including standards for coordinating technical assistance to such businesses.
- promoting equal employment opportunity and the racial, ethnic, and gender diversity of the workforce and senior management of the OCC.
- assessing the diversity policies and practices of the national banks, federal savings associations, and federal branches and agencies of foreign banks the OCC regulates.
Dodd-Frank requires federal financial agencies to submit annual reports to Congress regarding the actions the agency has taken pursuant to section 342.
I. Business Activities Program
Supplier Diversity at the OCC
- The OCC is committed to the inclusion of minorities, women, and minority- and women-owned businesses in all levels of the agency’s business activities.
- The OCC’s OMWI provides technical assistance to minority- and women-owned businesses, including hosting and presenting information at educational events and conferences.
- To learn how to do business with the OCC, to review the most recent OCC Forecast of Contract Opportunities, or to register a business as an interested supplier, please visit our Doing Business With the OCC page.
II. Diversity and Inclusion Program
Recruitment, Development, and Retention
- Outreach has been successful with our College Recruitment Coordinator campus program along with sourcing through targeted professional organizations, job fairs, and conferences.
- Our summer hires and intern programs are designed to attract minority and female high school and college students for a variety of positions, including through utilizing the National Diversity Internship Program and the Pathways Program.
- In the 2012 “Best Places to Work in the Federal Government” survey, the OCC ranked:
- Eleventh in Support for Diversity.
- Thirteenth in Best Places to Work by Hispanic employees.
- Fifteenth in Best Places to Work by Female employees.
- Twentieth in Best Places to Work by Black employees.
- Twenty-fifth in Best Place to Work by Individuals with Disabilities.
The OCC is required by Congress and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) Management Directive 715 to submit an “Annual Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Program Status Report (MD-715)” on its diversity and equal employment opportunity program activities. To view a summary of the OCC’s report, please visit “OCC’s FY 2014 MD-715 Report.”
III. Regulated Entities Program
- The OCC regulates national banks and federal savings associations, which account for 70 percent of total U.S. commercial bank and thrift assets.
- The OCC works collaboratively with other OMWI directors to develop consistent standards for assessing the diversity policies and practices of our regulated entities.
For information about OMWI:
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Office of Minority and Women Inclusion
Diversity and Inclusion Team
400 7th Street SW
Washington, DC 20219