KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City announced that it received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index, the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality. The Bank joins the ranks of over 840 major U.S. businesses that also earned top marks this year. This is the second year in a row the Kansas City Fed has earned a perfect score of 100.

The Kansas City Fed’s efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria earned the designation as one of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality.

Bank President and CEO, Esther George said, “As a part of the nation’s central bank, the Kansas City Fed relies on a diverse workforce to carry out its important public mission, with a focus on promoting a culture of inclusion and belonging. We are proud to receive this top rating for a second year.”

The full report is available online at External Linkwww.hrc.org/cei. The results of the 2022 CEI showcase how 1,271 U.S.-based companies are promoting LGBTQ+-friendly workplace policies in the U.S. and abroad.

The CEI rates employers on detailed criteria falling under four central pillars:

  • Non-discrimination policies across business entities;
  • Equitable benefits for LGBTQ+ workers and their families;
  • Supporting an inclusive culture; and,
  • Corporate social responsibility.

“The Kansas City Fed is strengthened by diversity, and we are dedicated to having a workforce representative of the communities we serve,” said Tammy Edwards, Senior Vice President, Community Engagement and Inclusion Division, and Director of the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion, at the Kansas City Fed.

As the regional headquarters of the nation’s central bank, the Kansas City Fed and its branch offices in Denver, Oklahoma City and Omaha serve the seven states of the Tenth District: Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Wyoming, northern New Mexico and western Missouri. More information about the Kansas City Fed’s employment opportunities is available at https://www.kansascityfed.org/careers/.


Media Contact: Victoria Rosengarten