Federal Workforce Equity Executive Order

On June 25, President Biden signed an Executive Order to advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) in the federal workforce. In addition to launching a government-wide initiative to advance DEIA, the order charges all federal agencies to assess the current state of progress on DEIA issues within their workplaces, plus develop and act on plans to eliminate barriers to success that employees from underserved communities face. 

It calls on agencies to establish or elevate Chief Diversity Officers, expands training throughout the federal workforce, requires a comprehensive plan to address workplace harassment, reduces government reliance on unpaid interns, advances pay equity, and promotes equity in the workplace for individuals with disabilities and for LGBTQ+ public servants. 

Read the White House Fact Sheet for more information.