Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Policy


October 3, 2023

FROM:    Andrea Gacki, Director

SUBJECT:    Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Policy

This policy statement reaffirms FinCEN’s 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 FinCEN to be an effective organization, we must continuously aim for the inclusion and engagement of all employees while celebrating 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 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.  

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 Directive 1200.01, Policy and Procedures for the Prevention and Elimination of Workplace Harassment (August 20, 2007).  Any employee who believes that they have 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 their right to raise a complaint.  Retaliation against an employee who reports unlawful discrimination or harassment is strictly prohibited.

Managers and supervisors should be proactive to ensure fairness and equal opportunity in personnel management, including recruitment, hiring, promotions, training, and awards.  I challenge each of you to be champions who promote a culture where all employees are valued, included, engaged, and respected for who they are and for their contributions to our mission.  It is our responsibility to ensure we select, promote, train, and award solely on the bases of an individual’s merit, knowledge, skills, and abilities. 

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity at 571-279-7570.