Diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility are integral to DFC’s culture. Our work would not be possible without the diverse backgrounds, experiences, ideas, and abilities our employees bring to the DFC mission. For this reason, we are committed to leading an inclusive culture that champions every individual.

Training required

All DFC employees are required to attend annual Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and DEIA training.

DFC adheres to the federal government’s DEIA mission, principles, and policies:

Federal Government-Wide DEIA Vision Statement

The federal government will advance and embed DEIA throughout its workforce.

Federal Government-Wide DEIA Mission Statement

Across the federal government, agencies will work collaboratively to drive innovation and organizational outcomes, draw from the full diversity of the nation, and position the federal government to serve as a model employer that values and promotes equity for all Americans.

DEIA Operating Principles

DEIA Operating Principles

  • Data and evidence-based decision-making 
  • Continuous improvement 
  • A collaborative whole-of-agency approach 
  • Prioritization of accountability and sustainability 
  • Understanding the perspectives of the workforce and DFC’s customers

Compliance with EEO & DEIA Federal Legislation and Presidential Executive Orders

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 
  • Executive Order 14035 Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in the Federal Workforce 
  • Executive Order 13985 Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government
  • Executive Order 13988 Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation 
  • Executive Order 14020 Establishment of the White House Gender Policy Council 
  • Executive Order 13171 Hispanic Employment in the Federal Government 
  • Executive Order 13518 Employment of Veterans in the Federal Government 
  • Executive Order 13548 Increasing Federal Employment of Individuals with Disabilities 
  • Executive Order 13473 To Authorize Certain Noncompetitive Appointment in the Civil Service for Spouses of Certain Members of the Armed Forces 
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 The Equal Pay Act of 1963 
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) 
  • The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 
  • The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA)

DEIA Terms

  • Diversity. The term “diversity” means the practice of including the many communities, identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, cultures, and beliefs of the American people, including underserved communities. (EO 14035, Sec. 2. (b)) 
  • Equity. The term “equity” means the consistent and systematic fair, just, and impartial treatment of all individuals, including individuals who belong to underserved communities that have been denied such treatment, such as Black, Latino, Indigenous and Native American persons, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and other persons of color; members of religious minorities; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) persons; persons with disabilities; persons who live in rural areas; and persons otherwise adversely affected by persistent poverty or inequality. (EO 14035, Sec. 2. (c); EO 13985, Sec. 2. (a)) 
  • Inclusion. The term “inclusion” means the recognition, appreciation, and use of the talents and skills of employees of all backgrounds. (EO 14035, Sec. 2. (d)) 
  • Accessibility. The term “accessibility” means the design, construction, development, and maintenance of facilities, information and communications technology, programs, and services so that all people, including people with disabilities, can fully and independently use them. Accessibility includes the provision of accommodations and modifications to ensure equal access to employment and participation in activities for people with disabilities, the reduction or elimination of physical and attitudinal barriers to equitable opportunities, a commitment to ensuring that people with disabilities can independently access every outward-facing and internal activity or electronic space, and the pursuit of best practices such as universal design. (EO 14035, Sec. 2. (e)) 
  • Underserved Communities. The term “underserved communities” refers to populations sharing a particular characteristic, as well as geographic communities, who have been systematically denied a full opportunity to participate in aspects of economic, social, and civic life. (EO 14035, Sec. 2. (a); EO 13985, Sec. 2. (b))