Democratic members of theFinancial Services Committee Subcommittee on Oversight andInvestigations have called on inspectors general at the FederalReserve to investigate CFPB personnel policies for possiblediscrimination. And, they've asked the NCUA's inspector general toreview NCUA policies, too.

In a letter sent to the Federal Reserve Inspector General MarkBialek, lawmakers including Financial Services Committee RankingMember Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), who is pictured at left, expressedconcern over allegations that CFPB managers have been ranking white employees “distinctlybetter” than minority employees on performance reports.

“We request that the Office of Inspector General immediatelyexercise its independent oversight authority over the bureau'soperations, to detect whether any personnel practices and policieshave created an unfair or discriminatory workplace for minoritiesand women employed at the CFPB,” said the letter dated March24.

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