Three Area Credit Unions Make Best Credit Union to Work For® List

InFirst FCU, Nymeo FCU and PAHO/WHO FCU have been named as American Banker’s 2021 Best Credit Unions to Work For®.

American Banker selected 55 credit unions that best demonstrated a commitment to the communities they serve and created a workplace culture supportive of employees, particularly through the pandemic.

InFirst Best Work 280x210Alexandria, Virginia-based InFirst FCU ranked 9th overall and 4th in its asset category. The credit union was recognized for:

• “Thank You Tuesday,” a weekly recognition email sent to all employees.
• Its popular “bring your dog to work” policy.
• Paid extended time off for employees who have experienced loss.


Nymeo Best Work280x210Frederick, Maryland-based Nymeo FCU was ranked 13th overall and 6th in its asset category. The credit union earned its spot for:

• Supporting employee well-being initiatives such as standing desks, telecommuting and flexible scheduling.
• “Stand Out Staff Awards” given to employees for identifying expense reduction or income opportunities.
• Offering “Diversity Day,” a paid holiday that recognizes Black History Month, Asian American/Pacific Islanders and Hispanic Heritage Month, among others.

PAHO WHO Best WorkWashington, DC-based PAHO/WHO Federal Credit Union was ranked 31st overall and 11th in its asset category. The credit union was recognized for:

• Its practice of closing quarterly on Wednesday afternoons to allow for fun, team building activitiese.
• Supporting ongoing education, training and continued professional growth initiatives.
• Offering paid volunteer leave for community service, serving on nonprofit boards and other activities.

“We are honored by the recognition and are grateful for the support of our Board of Directors and the commitment of our employees.” said Miguel Boluda, Jr., CEO of PAHO/WHO FCU. “It’s our mission to help members of the global health community live better, healthier financial lives and our Board and employees exemplify that in everything we do.”

You can view the complete list here.