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US agencies tasked with annual diversity reporting in new Biden order

President Biden has signed a new executive order aimed at removing the multiple workplace barriers faced by US federal employees from disadvantaged communities, with the aspiration of turning government administration into a “model” for diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility [DEIA].

The order calls on federal departments and agencies ­– collectively the largest employer in the US – to put in place new initiatives around DEIA and to report on their progress annually. Biden says his goal is to “cultivate a workforce that draws from the full diversity of the Nation”.

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