WASHINGTON — Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray on Friday said the agency is "determined" to foster a workplace where employees are treated with the same fairness the bureau demands for financial consumers.

"We understand diversity as a core principle and a way of being, rather than just a series of occasional check-the-box exercises," Cordray said in prepared remarks to a San Francisco conference of the Greenlining Institute. "We have set high standards for ourselves and our work, as reflected in our high levels of diversity in hiring and contracting. But meeting these standards across the board requires commitment at the highest levels, and that must begin with me as the head of the agency."

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