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The Dover Federal Credit Union Board resolves to strive towards diversity, equity, and inclusion

DOVER, DE (November 12, 2020) — Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is a principal in which an organization’s success is enhanced by having team members from a wide variety of backgrounds work together in a fair environment, where they are included in processes, activities, and decision or policy making. Last week, the Dover Federal Credit Union Board of Directors took a formal stance that systemic oppression and racism exist and that the credit union as a whole must do their part to create real, meaningful, transformative, and sustainable change. This resolution formally commits Dover Federal to building a workforce, volunteer board, and membership base that holds DEI as a core value and have also resolved that, as a shared credit union cooperative principle, Dover Federal has a responsibility to take a leadership role in building and serving more diverse, equitable and inclusive communities and workplaces. To help ensure that their team members can achieve the goals and objectives set before them, members of Dover Federal management have been required to take appropriate and necessary administrative actions to implement the mentioned resolutions. Dover Federal Credit Union Chief Executive Officer, Chaz Rzewnicki, stated “DEI is important because fostering diversity and relentless inclusion is best for our team, members and organizational results.  I personally believe, beyond a shadow of a doubt, decisions made my diverse groups are better, more impactful, more respected and more likely to succeed then those made by non-diverse groups.  The personal and business case for DEI are extremely clear and align with our mission of helping people get there.”

The DEI resolution that was unanimously passed by the Dover Federal Board of Directors reads, “Resolved, it is the position of the Board of Directors that systemic oppression and racism exists and we must do our part to create real, meaningful, transformative, and sustainable change.

Resolved, DFCU is committed to building a workforce, volunteer board, and membership base that holds diversity, equity, and inclusion as core values.

Resolved, that the Credit Union Board of Directors supports diversity, equity and inclusion as a shared credit union cooperative principle, and recognizes that Dover Federal Credit Union has a responsibility to take a leadership role in building and serving more diverse, equitable and inclusive communities and workplace;

Resolved, that the management of Dover Federal Credit Union is hereby authorized and required to take administrative actions necessary and appropriate to facilitate and implement the above resolutions consistent with the goals and objectives of the Board.

Further Resolved, that the management of Dover Federal Credit Union shall provide a report back to the board on efforts relating to the above by January 31, 2021 and then yearly thereafter.”


About Dover Federal Credit Union

Dover Federal Credit Union was originally founded on Dover Air Force Base in 1958 and has been committed to supporting the communities that they serve for over 60 years. Dover Federal currently has eight locations throughout the state and continues to help their members get there, wherever that may be.  To learn more about Dover FCU visit any of their branches, or visit them on the web at www.doverfcu.com.

Contacts

Joshua Cordeiro
302-678-8000 ext. 3016 | jcordeiro@doverfcu.com

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