Documents/FRB/Values


  • Value [1] Public interest
    • In its actions and policies, the Board seeks to promote the public interest. It is accountable and responsive to the general public, the U.S. government, and the financial community.

  • Value [2] Integrity
    • The Board adheres to the highest standards of integrity in its dealings with the public, the financial community, and its employees.

  • Value [3] Excellence
    • The conduct of monetary policy, responsibility for bank supervision, and maintenance of the payment system demand high-quality analysis, high performance standards, and a secure, robust infrastructure. The pursuit of excellence drives the Board’s policies concerning recruitment, selection, and retention policies for Board employees.

  • Value [4] Efficiency and effectiveness
    • In carrying out its functions, the Board is continually aware that its operations are supported primarily by public funds, and it recognizes its obligation to manage resources efficiently and effectively.

  • Value [5] Independence of views
    • The Board values the regional nature of the System as well as the diversity of its employees; input from a variety of sources; and the independent professional judgment that is fostered by the System’s highly valued regional structure. It relies on strong teamwork to mold independent viewpoints into coherent, effective policies.