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Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI)

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

  1. 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.
  2. promoting equal employment opportunity and the racial, ethnic, and gender diversity of the workforce and senior management of the OCC.
  3. assessing the diversity policies and practices of the national banks, federal savings associations, and federal branches and agencies of foreign banks the OCC regulates.

Annual Report

Dodd-Frank requires federal financial agencies to submit annual reports to Congress regarding the actions the agency has taken pursuant to section 342. 

Current Year

Past Issues

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

  • Our Campus Recruiting Program facilitates effective outreach and sourcing efforts by targeting professional organizations, job fairs, and conferences.
  • Our summer hires and intern programs are designed to attract minority, female, and disabled high school and college students for a variety of positions, using the agency's National Diversity Internship Program and the federal Pathways Program.
  • In the 2014 "Best Places to Work in the Federal Government" survey, the OCC ranked
    • 12th overall, out of 315 subcomponents
    • in the top 4 percent in overall satisfaction (which includes agreeing with the following statement: "The OCC is recommended as a good place to work")
    • 18th in Support for Diversity
    • third in Best Places to Work by Hispanic employees
    • ninth in Best Places to Work by Black employees
    • ninth in Best Place to Work by employees with disabilities
    • 11th in Best Places to Work by female employees
    • 16th in Best Places to Work by male employees
    • 18th in Best Places to Work by Asian employees
    • 25th in Best Places to Work by veteran employees

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 2015 MD-715 Report”, “OCC’s FY 2014 MD-715 Report” and “OCC’s FY 2013 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
(202) 649-6460

Related News and Issuances

08/02/2016 NR 2016-91, Regulated Institutions to Submit Self-Assessments of Diversity Policies and Practices