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Detailed Response to Question 1b
The Equal Employment Opportunity office, a separate unit in the Bank, is headed by Donald Moore, the Bank's full-tine Equal Employment Opportunity officer. Mr. Moore is a black nale and is an officer of the Bank in pay group D. He is assisted by a full-time Equal Employment Opportunity specialist who is a black male in the senior staff, pay grade 13, and a secretary who is a black female. Mr. Moore reports to Peter Bakstansky, vice president (an officer of the Bank in pay group B), who also serves as the Bank's senior Equal Employment Opportunity officer
and the Bank's ombudsman.
Both Mr. Bakstansky, a white male, and Mr. Moore report
directly to the first vice president and to the president of the Bank. This reporting relationship, by design, is independent of the area management of the Bank as a whole and independent of the Personnel Department of the Bank.
The EEO office works closely with the personnel
function, which is headed by Carl Turnipseed, a vice president (an officer of the Bank in pay group B) and a black nale.
The Ombudsman's office plays a significant role in resolving complaints by employees at the Bank. Three deputies reporting to Mr. Bakstansky as deputy ombudspersons currently include a white male and an Asian female, both of whom are
officers in the Bank's pay group D, and a black male in pay grade
Attached is a recent Ombudsman announcement.
bulletin is distributed to all members of the staff at least
twice a year.
As indicated in our detailed response to question 1c,
the Bank's Affirmative Action Plan is distributed annually to all officers and other supervisory personnel, and notices reminding all members of the staff about the availability of the EEO office
are distributed periodically.
At the Buffalo Branch, the Equal Employment Opportunity
officer is Peter Luce, assistant vice president and the second
officer at the Branch.
Mr. Luce is a white male and is an
officer of the Bank in pay group C.
Mr. Luce reports to
James Aston, vice president and Branch manager (an officer of the
Bank in pay group B).
Mr. Aston is a white male and reports on
EEO matters directly to the first vice president of the Bank.
Attached is a recent Equal Employment Opportunity announcement of
the Buffalo Branch.
In addition, the Buffalo Branch has an ombudsman office
which plays a significant role in resolving complaints from
The Ombudsman is Dave Schwarzmueller, a white
male officer in the Bank's pay group D.
He is assisted by a
deputy ombudsman who is a white male in pay grade 13.
is an ombudsman announcement of the Buffalo Branch.