Our Commitment to DEI&B

At Olympia Federal Savings, we celebrate how individuality contributes to exceeding the needs of our customers, employees and communities. Through continuous development, we are committed to the advancement of our culture of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging for the empowerment of all.

We strive to build an inclusive culture that not only delivers products and services that create equitable access to financial opportunities but also generates meaningful career paths that allow our employees to grow personally and professionally. We believe by investing in people and relationships, we continue to advance a place of belonging for all people while making a marked difference in the overall quality of life for those who call our community home. To help us achieve these objectives, we regularly measure our progress towards our diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging goals so we remain accountable to these important priorities.

To ensure that the time, talents, and dollars we invest in our vendor and philanthropic partnerships align with our values, we have a few brief questions for you to answer below.  Our goal with these questions is to ensure our values agree and to better understand and demonstrate how our collaboration further enhances our mission and vision.

OlyFed Vendor & Philanthropic Partner DEI&B Assessment Questions

Below you will find our definitions of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging to further assist you in answering the questions. Thank you for sharing your input with us!

Definition of Diversity: Diversity refers to the variety of similarities and differences among people, often called diversity dimensions, including, but not limited to: gender, sex, gender identity and expression, ethnicity, race, native or indigenous identity/origin, age, generation, disability, sexual orientation, culture, religion, belief system, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, socio-economic status/caste, appearance, language and accent, mental health, education, geography, nationality, work style, work experience, job role and function, thinking style, and personality type.

Definition of Equity: Equity is about fairness and justice. It is about taking deliberate actions to remove systemic, group, and individual barriers and obstacles that hinder opportunities and disrupt well-being. Equity is achieved through the identification and elimination of policies, practices, attitudes, and cultural messages that create and reinforce unfair outcomes. The difference between equality and equity must be emphasized. Although both promote fairness, equality achieves this through treating everyone the same, regardless of need and circumstances. Equity achieves this through treating people differently dependent on need, circumstance and consideration of historical and systemic inequities.

Definition of Inclusion & Belonging: Inclusion is a dynamic state of feeling, belonging, and operating in which diversity is leveraged and valued to create a fair, healthy, and high-performing organization or community. An inclusive culture and environment ensure equitable access to resources and opportunities for all. It also enables individuals and groups to feel safe, respected, heard, engaged, motivated, and valued for who they are.