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Office of Minority and Women Inclusion Report

Office of Minority and Women Inclusion Annual Report to Congress - 2017

Published: 3/30/2018

​​The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (Dodd-Frank Act) required FHFA to establish an Office of Women and Minority Inclusion (OMWI). FHFA’s OMWI is responsible for leading the Agency’s efforts to advance diversity and inclusion, by developing standards for:

  • Equal employment opportunity (EEO) and the racial, ethnic, and gender diversity of the Agency’s workforce, including senior management;
  • Increased participation of minority- and women-owned businesses (MWOBs) in Agency programs and contracts, and standards for coordinating technical assistance to such businesses; and
  • Assessing the diversity policies and practices of the regulated entities.

The EEO Services branch of OMWI implements FHFA’s EEO Program, which includes FHFA’s policies concerning EEO law and workplace harassment. Its functions also include EEO counseling, alternative dispute resolution, complaint processing, harassment prevention, analyses and guidance, compliance reporting, and training.

The Dodd-Frank Act requires FHFA’s OMWI to submit to Congress an annual report regarding the actions taken by the Agency that includes:

  • a statement of the total amounts paid by the Agency to contractors since the previous report;
    the percentage of the amounts paid to MWOB contractors;
  • the successes achieved and challenges faced by the Agency in operating minority and women outreach programs;
  • the challenges the Agency may face in hiring qualified minority and women employees and contracting with qualified MWOBs; and
  • any other information, findings, conclusions, and recommendations for legislative or Agency action, as the OMWI director determines appropriate.
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