In February 2019, an equal opportunity commissioner was elected for the first time at KFN on the basis of the Lower Saxony Equal Opportunities Act (NGG). The female employees elected Bettina Zietlow as equal opportunity commissioner. She was appointed on March 1, 2019, and Yvonne Krieg was appointed as her deputy on January 1, 2020.
The Equal Opportunity commissioner is particularly concerned with promoting and enforcing equal rights and gender equality, as well as promoting the reconciliation of work and family life. She is involved in personnel decisions and issues relating to the strategic orientation of the institute.