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by Edward C. Kelleher

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has named DTCC to its “Best Places to Work” list for 2013 for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees.

HRC, the leading LGBT civil rights organization in the U.S., made the announcement in November after DTCC received a 100% rating on 40 specific policies and practices dealing with LGBT employees.

“We are very pleased that the Human Rights Campaign has named DTCC as a ‘Best Place to Work’ and believe this demonstrates our commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive corporate environment,” said Michael Bodson, DTCC CEO and President. “We take great pride in our employees and will continue to maintain an organization that values and respects each and every DTCC employee.”

Workplace equality

The Human Rights Campaign judges an organization on a variety of issues, including inclusive and equal employment opportunities, equal employment benefits and the organization’s commitment to publicly supporting LGBT equality in the workplace.

In the last two years, DTCC has extended transgender benefits to all U.S. employees as well as reimbursing employees for federal taxes paid on same-sex partner health coverage. DTCC has offered healthcare coverage for employees’ domestic partners, including same-sex partners, since January 2001.

“At DTCC, we strive to attract and retain the best and most diverse talent and to harness the unique value of each employee to deliver results for our clients,” said Nadine Augusta, DTCC Director of Diversity and Inclusion. “Our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Allies Employee Network is a strong partner in our efforts, and challenges us to evolve and to innovate for our LGBT colleagues. This recognition highlights our commitment to doing just that.”

Diverse workforce
“We are happy to welcome DTCC to our ‘Best Places to Work’ list, where it joins other leading organizations that advocate for the full inclusion and equality of LGBT employees,” said Deena Fidas, Deputy Director, HRC Workplace Project. “These companies realize that they must strengthen and leverage a healthy workforce with diverse perspectives and talents if they aim to achieve their business goals.”

More than 880 firms were rated by HRC this year but only 252 received the 100% rating.@