Following an internal review that found it consistently gave higher performance ratings to whites, younger employees and higher-paid workers, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) said that it will distribute additional pay to the negatively affected employees, according to a Wall Street Journal report. The CFPB plans to distribute up to $5.5 million in additional pay to several hundred employees to remediate disparities found in its peformance rating process. A March CFPB initial report showed that in 2013 more than 20% of white employees received the highest possible performance, compared with 9% of Hispanics, 10.5% of blacks and 15.5% of Asians. The Wall Street Journal reported that on Monday, CFPB director Richard Cordray informed employees by email that the CFPB “determined that there were broad-based disparities in the way performance ratings were assigned across our employee base,” over the prior two years. The three year old agency created under the Dodd-Frank Act is responsible for enforcing a number of financial services laws and regulations, including the Fair Housing Act and other laws that prohibit racial bias and other unlawful discrimination.