Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Policy


FROM: Kenneth A. Blanco

July 30, 2018

This policy statement affirms my commitment to a work environment that is diverse, inclusive, and free from any unlawful discrimination, prohibited harassment, and retaliation in all aspects of employment policies and practices. For the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) to be a high-performing organization, we must continuously strive to foster an inclusive worR culture that embraces the diversity of our workforce.

All employees and applicants for employment should be treated with dignity and respect. FinCEN does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis ofrace, color, age ( 40 or over), national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual harassment, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or transgender status), physical or mental disabilities, marital status, parental status, political affiliation, genetic information, military services, or prior Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) activities.

Managers and supervisors should execute proactive diversity initiatives to ensure fairness and equity in personnel management, including recruitment, hiring, promotions, training, and awards. Employees who believe they are experiencing harassment should bring their concerns to the attention oftheir supervisor, a member oftheir management team, or to the appropriate agency officials as outlined in FinCEN' s policy and procedures for the prevention and elimination ofworkplace harassment. Any employee who believes that he or she has been subjected to any form ofunlawful discrimination or reprisal for protected EEO activity must contact the Office ofEqual Opportunity and Diversity within forty-five ( 45) days ofthe alleged discrimination or reprisal, in order to preserve his or her right to raise a complaint. Retaliation against an employee who reports unlawful discrimination or harassment is strictly prohibited.

I encourage each ofyou to help promote and sustain a culture where all employees are valued and respected for who they are and their contributions to our mission. Together as a team, it is our responsibility to ensure we select, promote, train. and award solely on the bases ofan individual's experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity at 703-905-3706