The SEC and three other regulators requested comment on a proposed policy statement that would establish joint standards for assessing the diversity policies and practices of the entities they regulate.

The diversity measures are required by Section 342 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.  In a joint release, the agencies said the proposed assessment standards would cover four key areas: (1) Organizational commitment to diversity; (2) Workforce profile and employment practices; (3) Procurement and business practices; and (4) Practices to promote transparency of organizational diversity.

Comments are still being accepted.