ALEXANDRIA, Va.—A credit union organization that missed the mark on nearly all of its diversity efforts in 2013 has been named one of the "Best of the Best" places to work for women, minorities, veterans and Hispanics. That organization? NCUA.
The credit union regulator was recognized in all four categories by DiversityComm, Inc., an HR research and consulting firm specializing in workplace diversity. This is the first year that NCUA has been recognized for all four categories.
"NCUA has an ongoing commitment to increasing the number of women and minorities on our staff, particularly in the management ranks," NCUA Board Chairman Debbie Matz said in a statement. "This recognition is both a reminder of how seriously we take that pledge and a motivator to do better. We want NCUA to be a place people choose for a long and fulfilling career. Our efforts to build a more diverse workforce also build a stronger workforce."
NCUA pursued a number of diversity initiatives in 2014—including leadership development, recruitment, outreach, training and creating an internal Diveristy Advisory Council—but internal diversity at the agency shrank last year, and it missed its 2013 diversity goals by 60%.
The regulator's 2014 annual report, which will include full details on its 2014 diversity statistics, is set for release later this month.