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The Bank's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

The Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco is strongly committed to promoting diversity and ensuring the inclusion and use of minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, individuals who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender (LGBT), veterans, service-disabled veterans, and minority-, women-, LGBT-, veteran-, service-disabled veteran-, and disabled-owned businesses in management, employment, procurement, and business activities at all levels of the Bank. 

Equal Opportunity Policies

The Bank promotes and practices equal opportunity in all employment and contracting activities.

Background

The Bank’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) developed and manages the Bank’s Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Program, which spans Workforce Diversity, Supplier Diversity, Capital Markets (financial transaction) Diversity, all Business Activity Diversity, and Employee Engagement Groups. The ODI is led by a designated D&I Officer and supported by a D&I Program Director and D&I Data Analyst. 

Workforce Diversity

Our workplace is welcoming, responsive, and respectful of all individuals. We recognize that our employees are our competitive advantage, and our diverse workforce is made up of individuals who bring unique talents, backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to meeting the diverse needs of our customers and communities. Find an open position.

Supplier Diversity

The Bank is strongly committed to supplier diversity at all levels of our organization, and we actively pursue relationships with diverse businesses for products and services that we need. Our supplier database includes businesses that are owned by minorities, women, disabled persons, veterans, and members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. Our commitment to supplier diversity creates economic development opportunities that make our communities more vibrant, equitable, and resilient.

Supplier Diversity Classifications

The Bank recognizes the following diverse business classifications and will accept third party certification of your business’ diversity status, if available. 

  • Minority-Owned Business: (1) with more than 50% ownership or control that is held, directly or indirectly, by one or more minority individuals and (2) more than fifty percent (50%) of the net profit or loss of that accrues to one or more minority individuals.
  • Women-Owned Business: (1) with more than 50% ownership or control that is held directly or indirectly by a woman(s) and (2) more than fifty percent (50%) of the net profit or loss of that accrues to one or more women.
  • Disabled-Owned Business: (1) with more than fifty percent (50%) of the ownership or control of that is held, directly or indirectly, by one or more persons with a disability and (2) more than fifty percent (50%) of the net profit or loss of that accrues to one or more persons with a disability.
  • Qualified as a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Concern as defined in 13 CFR 125.8 through 125.13.
  • Qualified Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender (LGBT) business.

If your business does not have a third party certification, you may qualify for our ODI Supplier Diversity Self-Certification. To learn more, complete our ODI supplier self-certification form and email it to corporateprocurement@fhlbsf.com. 

Currently Active Diverse Contracting or Purchasing Opportunities

A list of goods and services currently needed is below. Please reach out to corporateprocurement@fhlbsf.com if there is an opportunity that interests you.

Catering Services (Services)

Description: The Bank is seeking catering service providers for events that include breakfasts, lunches, and appetizers for 30 to 150 people. 

Date to Inquire about Opportunity: Ongoing

Capital Markets Diversity

The ODI, in partnership with the Capital Markets team, promotes and identifies financial transaction opportunities with diverse broker-dealers. For diverse broker-dealers seeking to do business with the Bank, the classifications for certification are the same as for all suppliers (see above). 

The Bank provides tailored education and outreach efforts to diverse broker-dealers in support of the Bank’s commitment to promote diverse opportunity across all business activities. Furthermore, the Capital Markets group supports diverse dealers in their underwriting and/or their investment sales efforts through proactive communication, outreach, and education to forge a partnership and extend debt issuance and investment opportunities. The Capital Markets group coordinates across the FHLBank System with other Capital Markets Diversity Program representatives to ensure alignment in strategy and approach given our centralized processing with FHLBanks Office of Finance.

To become a member and authorized dealer for debt securities with the FHLBanks Office of Finance Diverse Dealer Group, please access the process application here. For more information contact Lenny Giambi at Giambi@fhlb-of.com.

For general investment sales inquiries, please contact ruscittit@fhlbsf.com or mcCarthyr@fhlbsf.com.

Academy Securities, Inc.

Alamo Capital

ASL Capital Markets Inc.

Blaylock Van, LLC

Bancroft Capital, LLC

Cabrera Capital Market, LLC

CastleOak Securities LP

Drexel Hamilton LLC

Duncan -Williams , Inc.

Great Pacific Securities

Loop Capital Markets LLC

MFR Securities, Inc.

Mischler Financial Group, Inc.

Multi-Bank Securities, Inc.

R. Seelaus & Co.,LLC

Samuel A. Ramirez & Co.

Siebert Cisneros Shank & Co., L.L.C.

Stern Brothers & Company

Tribal Capital Markets, LLC

 

Employee Engagement Groups

The ODI finds strategic advantage in pursuing innovative and sustainable ways of promoting diversity in all aspects of our engagement with our business units, our members, and the communities we serve.

As we seek to cultivate a culture in which employees feel valued and respected as unique individuals, have a sense of belonging, and are inspired to promote diversity, the ODI manages six Employee Engagement Groups. 

  • The Business Knowledge Group enhances team members’ business-related knowledge with peer-delivered educational and awareness programs.
  • The Cultural Diversity Group celebrates our collective diversity with awareness programs and activities.
  • The Employee Activities Group initiates fun social and networking activities at the Bank or offsite.
  • The Pride & Allies Group increases visibility and awareness of LGBT issues with events, networking opportunities, and support.
  • The Volunteer Group creates opportunities for giving back through Bank-or individually-sponsored volunteer activities.