Credit union regulator’s leader says it has launched new ‘culture, diversity, inclusion’ council

Issues of inclusion within the federal regulator of credit unions is the focus of a new council at the agency, which the agency said was launched Tuesday.

The agency’s board chairman, Rodney Hood, announced the new Culture, Diversity, and Inclusion Council in November. At the time, he said it would serve an “important advisory and policy-making role within the agency to ensure that inclusion and equity are top priorities.” At last fall’s announcement, he did not say when the council would get to work or who its members would be.

In remarks last week to the council’s kick-off meeting, Hood said he wanted the agency to “have a work environment where every employee can bring their true and authentic selves to work each and every day.”

Membership of the council was not specifically listed by the agency in its Tuesday release (although Hood commended the agency’s Chief Human Capital Officer and Director of the Office of Human Resources, Towanda Brooks, and Office of Minority and Women Inclusion Director, Monica Davy, “for their leadership on the council”).

However, according to the release, the council’s first activity is an agency-wide survey to examine the NCUA’s current organizational culture and to identify areas for improvement.

NCUA Launches Culture, Diversity, and Inclusion Council