Chairman Powell’s message to Federal Reserve System staff on diversity and inclusion

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Commitment to Diversity

The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System values the diverse backgrounds of its employees and relies on strong teamwork to shape independent viewpoints into effective practices and policies. Our diversity makes us stronger – and helps ensure our success.

We are committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace. We provide equal opportunity for all individuals in an inclusive and respectful environment that allows our employees to fully use their individual talents to advance the mission of the Board most effectively.

The ability to develop and carry out our responsibilities and the driving force behind fulfilling our mission is a direct result of the contributions of a highly talented, diverse workforce.

The Board's commitment to creating a diverse workplace that values contributions from all employees can also be seen in our…

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)

  • ADVANCE Employee (Advocacy for the Diverse Abilities, Needs, and Contributions of Employees) Resource Group
  • African American Employees Resource Group
  • Asian American Pacific Islander Employee Resource Group
  • Hispanic Employee Resource Group
  • LGBTQA+ Employee Resource Group
  • Veterans Employee Resource Group
  • Women's Employee Resource Group


Recruiting and retaining a highly motivated, well-trained, and diverse workforce is necessary to achieve the Board's mission and goals. Our recruiting efforts are sustained by strong professional relationships with an array of colleges and universities, professional organizations, and associations. We also sponsor a number of internships, and a visiting scholars program.

For more about jobs and internship opportunities at the Board, see Career Opportunities.

Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or application, membership, or service in the uniformed services.

Last Update: June 30, 2022
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