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Our vision

The Bank will be known as an inclusive organization where diversity is respected and leveraged to effectively serve our region, the Federal Reserve System and the U.S. Treasury. Our words, actions and culture promote a workplace of inclusion and belonging where all employees have the same opportunity to contribute and succeed.

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Our commitment

Valuing diversity and teamwork helps the Kansas City Fed achieve its goals by offering creative and cost effective solutions. Being part of a diverse team empowers and engages employees to achieve Bank goals and reflect Bank values. Read our president's commitment to diversity.

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Our people, their stories

Meet employees who share a passion for their work at the Kansas City Fed.

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Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and Reports

Read the Kansas City Fed's Diversity Strategy

The Bank's 2019 Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion ​report summarizes the Bank's efforts to promote diversity and inclusion in its employment, procurement, and partnerships.

View past reports: 2018, 20172016, 2015201420132012, 2011.

Learn more about Section 342 requirements of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. 

See the Kansas City Fed's latest Economist Demographic Report here

To achieve and cultivate a diverse workforce, an inclusive culture requires guidance and support from employees throughout the Bank. In addition to the Bank’s senior leadership, a number of employee-led groups/teams are focused on advancing diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Diversity Strategy Steering Council provides the necessary leadership, guidance and resources to ensure diversity and inclusion efforts are well supported and the Bank’s strategies are achieved.

Employee Diversity Committee supports the Bank’s Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and promotes an inclusive work environment by recognizing the diversity of the Bank’s workforce and reinforcing employee awareness of key diversity and inclusion issues.

Minorities in Technology Taskforce fosters an inclusive culture in technology and innovation and empowers employees to bring different perspectives and diversity of thought to build products and solutions that serve everyone.

Minority Members of Management Mentoring Group focuses on developing, retaining and empowering current and aspiring minority people leaders.

Office of Minority Women and Inclusion (OMWI) Team guides the Bank’s diversity and inclusion efforts.

Women in Technology Community of Practice focuses on empowering current and aspiring women technologists at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City through mentoring, knowledge sharing, community outreach and leadership opportunities.

Programs

Community Development

Community Development professionals leverage research, resources, programs and partnerships to address a variety of community and economic development challenges faced by low- and moderate-income individuals and communities and underserved small businesses.

Diversity and Inclusion Summit

The Diversity and Inclusion Summit is an opportunity to convene D&I practitioners and champions from the community for professional development dedicated to the exchange of concepts, insights and best practices in the field of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Student Board of Directors

The Student Board of Directors program gives students the opportunity to learn about the Federal Reserve.

Supplier Diversity

The Kansas City Fed believes diversity strengthens our organization and enriches our community. We encourage the participation of small and minority- and women-owned companies in our procurement process. In our effort to obtain competitive, high-quality goods and services, we utilize a variety of means to identify and maintain a diverse group of potential suppliers, with the goal of including these businesses in appropriate solicitation opportunities.

Partnership for Progress

Partnership for Progress preserves and promotes minority-owned institutions and enhances their ability to thrive in an increasingly competitive banking environment.

The Bank recognizes the need for strong community partnerships to accomplish its diversity and inclusion strategy. These mutually beneficial relationships assist the Bank in providing unique programs and initiatives that enhance awareness of the Bank’s mission while promoting cultural awareness; providing high-quality professional development and networking; and supporting diverse talent and supplier sourcing. Current community partners include: