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OCC Purpose, Mission, and Values

Purpose

We ensure confidence in the financial markets and broader economy.

Mission

We promote stability and market integrity through effective and efficient clearance settlement and risk management services while providing thought leadership and education to market participants and the public about the prudent use of products we clear.

Values

We take pride in our collaborative workplace – a workplace that fosters respect for each other’s views and perceptions in order to achieve better outcomes.

INNOVATION & AGILITY:  We lead and embrace change

We are curious and creative with each other and stakeholders
We welcome challenges and learn from successes and failures
We anticipate market trends and respond quickly to changing needs
We are innovators

STEWARDSHIP:  We serve industry participants and the greater public interest

We understand our duty to ensure sound markets
We connect our actions to their impact on the financial market
We promote resiliency in ourselves, our systems and the markets we serve

COLLABORATION:  We build success together

We are one team focused on achieving the goals of the organization
We strive to build trusting relationships with our peers and external partners
We communicate and collaborate across areas to maximize our results
We take ownership for our personal growth and development

PERFORMANCE & ACCOUNTABILITY:  We own the outcomes

We take the initiative and strive to be an industry leader
We are accountable for living our values
We ask questions and seek to fully understand what is expected of us
We honor our word and we follow through with our commitments

ETHICS & INTEGRITY:  We do the right thing

We are transparent, honest and candid
We act with integrity in everything we do
We identify concerns and raise them until they are adequately addressed
We embrace and follow the spirit of all rules and regulations

DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION:  We believe our differences make us stronger and more innovative

We recruit, retain, and develop high performing, talented and engaged colleagues with diverse backgrounds and perspectives
We nurture an environment where colleagues with varied backgrounds feel included and valued
We encourage diversity of thought, experiences, and perspectives to develop innovative solutions

 

 


OCC is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. OCC provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, age, marital status, religion, veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

Numerous studies have shown that people from groups that are traditionally under-represented in financial services apply to jobs only if they believe they meet 100% of the requirements. We want to break down this mindset to further diversify our workforce.

We encourage you to review our open positions and apply if you think your experience may be a match, even if you do not meet all of the qualifications. Your perspective may be an element we need to continue building innovative solutions to support the markets and market participants we serve.

OCC is a globally recognized entity that clears a multitude of diverse and sophisticated products. We want to reflect this in the diversity of our workforce.

If you need a disability related accommodation for any part of the application process, please email [email protected]

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