Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Policy

November 24, 2021


FROM: Himamauli Das
SUBJECT: Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Policy

This policy statement affirms the commitment that all Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) employees should have toward 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 FinCEN to achieve its organizational mission and to maintain the highest standards of excellence, we must continuously aim for inclusion and engagement of all employees. Our strength as an institution stems from the diversity of our workforce and the breadth of our individual and collective experiences.

All employees and applicants for employment should be treated with dignity and respect. FinCEN does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, age (40 or over), national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), physical or mental disabilities, marital status, parental status, genetic information, 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 immediately to the attention of their supervisor, a member of their management team, or to the appropriate agency officials as outlined in FinCEN’s policy and procedures for the prevention and elimination of workplace harassment. Any employee who believes that he or she has been subjected to any form of unlawful discrimination or reprisal for protected EEO activity must contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity within forty-five (45) days of the 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 challenge each of you to promote a culture where all employees are valued, included, engaged and respected for who they are and their contributions to our mission. It is our responsibility to ensure we select, promote, train, and award solely on the basis of an individual’s merit, knowledge, skills, and abilities.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity at 517-279-7570.