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Committed to Supplier Diversity

At FHLBank Pittsburgh, we strongly believe in the principles of equal opportunity for employment, as well as contracting, regardless of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, disability status, genetic information, veteran's status, ancestry, sexual orientation, or status as a parent as defined by applicable law. We take a strong stance to prohibit retaliation or reprisal against any individual who files a complaint or other concern with regard to equal opportunity. We are proud of the work we do to improve the communities we serve as well as our efforts to support minority-, women- and disabled-owned businesses, whether directly or indirectly. 

We are committed to providing equal opportunity and non-discrimination in employment and in contracting. Our Equal Employment Opportunity Policy confirms this commitment to all employees and contractors, and provides our procedures for handling complaints of discrimination in employment or in contracting. Complaints of discrimination should be promptly reported in writing to the OMWI Director at Human Resources Department, Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh, 601 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. All reported incidents will be investigated in a timely manner.

Our supplier diversity approach aims to provide suppliers and vendors with direct access to team members who are making purchasing decisions on behalf of our organization.

The Vendor Management Office (VMO)

The VMO at FHLBank Pittsburgh is dedicated to raising awareness about supplier diversity. We coordinate opportunities for diverse suppliers to connect with internal stakeholders who are responsible for purchasing decisions in their departments. The VMO matches qualified diverse suppliers with internal business customers who have a need for those services. We maintain a list of qualified diverse suppliers for our purchasers' consideration and offer assistance for locating other diverse suppliers as the need arises. We are continually looking to expand our pool of resources in this regard. Our team members are actively engaged in our supplier diversity program and philosophy. Collectively, we strive to increase contracts and spending with minority-, women- and disabled-owned businesses.
Interested suppliers and vendors must first register, whether Diverse or Non-Diverse , with our Procurement Department. The VMO will evaluate the information provided by the supplier. If a match exists with our needs and capabilities, we will connect suppliers with those who have a procurement need.

There are a broad range of products and services that we purchase. Please check the Products and Services Guide for a comprehensive procurement list.
Suppliers may register electronically or send an information packet that includes:
  • A cover letter addressed to:
    Procurement Department FHLBank Pittsburgh
    601 Grant Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15219
  • Literature about your services, including a capabilities brochure or flyer
  • Current diverse supplier certification, if applicable

For convenience, this information may also be submitted via email to VMO@fhlb-pgh.com.

A minority business enterprise is defined as a company which is at least: (1) 51percent owned, managed, or controlled by minority-, women-, or by members of one or more minority groups (e.g., African-Americans, Hispanics, Asians or Pacific Islanders, or Native Americans) and (2) more than 50 percent of the net profit or loss accrues to one or more minority individuals.

A women-owned business is a business in which: (1) more than 50 percent of the ownership or control is held by one or more women; (2) more than 50 percent of the net profit or loss accrues to one or more women; and (3) a significant percentage of senior management positions are held by women.

A disabled-owned business is a business in which: (1) the business is qualified as a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Concern as defined in 13 C.F.R. §125.8-125.13; or (2) more than 50 percent of the ownership or control is held by one or more persons with a disability; and (3) more than 50 percent of the net profit or loss accrues to one or more persons with a disability.

The definitions provided above can be found in 12 C.F.R. § 1207.1

FHLBank Pittsburgh strives to support a diverse supplier base by increasing contracts and spending with minority-, women- and disabled-owned businesses. To this end and pursuant to Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) regulations, we are required to insert a diversity statement into all contracts for goods and services with suppliers and vendors.

Additionally, we have a responsibility to avoid contracting with suppliers and vendors that pose a risk due to a history of fraud or other financial misconduct. The FHFA as our regulator has established the Suspended Counterparty Program, whereby the Agency may suspend an individual or entity from doing business with its regulated entities. This program further requires that we must insert a clause into all contracts, requiring that suppliers and vendors represent and warrant that they are not a suspended counterparty and that they will not become or contract with an individual or entity that is on the list while doing business with FHLBank Pittsburgh. The FHFA website includes more information about the program and provides access the list of suspended counterparties.
FHLBank Pittsburgh is proud to hold memberships with organizations that are dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion.

Learn More About Our Diversity and Inclusion Philosophy

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