The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI) today released its Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Annual Report to Congress. The report summarizes the SEC’s actions and achievements towards promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) in the SEC’s workforce, increasing opportunities for minority-owned and women-owned businesses, and leveraging DEIA for mission effectiveness.
Notable highlights from the report include:
- The representation of minorities among Senior Officers (Senior Officers are equivalent to Senior Executive Service at other federal agencies) increased from FY 2021 to FY 2022;
- 37.6 percent of the SEC contract payments made in FY 2022 were to minority- and women-owned businesses;
- The SEC increased the number of paid internship programs from FY 2021 to FY 2022; and
- 35.9 percent of the workforce identify as minorities.
OMWI provides leadership and guidance for the SEC’s DEIA efforts and works in close collaboration with all SEC divisions and offices. This year’s annual report highlights the steps OMWI took to cultivate strategic relationships, as well as share its knowledge and resources to facilitate and support the SEC’s collective DEIA efforts.