I am working on another piece before I disconnect for the long weekend but first I want to quickly update the situation at Regions Financial with respect to yesterday’s post. Yesterday I posted that Regions was not an inclusive employer. Hopefully I erred.

I would be quite pleased to correct an error on my part. That would mean that one more financial institution has become inclusive. Regions is important because it is a Bible Belt institution.

It seems that there are dueling EEO statements. There is one by the CEO which is, indeed, inclusive of sexual orientation and gender identity. Then there is another (nested under the FAQ) at this page which is also a statement by the CEO. I suspect that the second cite is dated. It reads:

Q: Does Regions have an EEO Policy?

A: Yes. It is the policy and practice of Regions Bank to provide equal employment for all employees and prospective employees without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

All employment decisions are made and are consistent with the principle of equal employment opportunity, and only job-related qualifications. All personnel actions, such as compensation, benefits, transfers, social and recreational programs, etc. are administered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Regions Financial has designated an officer to administer and monitor EEO practices, and will not tolerate associates who violate EEO Guidelines.

By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.