Government-Wide Diversity and Inclusion Initiative and Strategic Plan

The Director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the Deputy Director for Management of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), in coordination with the President’s Management Council (PMC) and the Chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), shall:

  1. establish a coordinated Government-wide initiative to promote diversity and inclusion in the Federal workforce;
  2. within 90 days of the date of this order:
    1. develop and issue a Government-wide Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan (Government-wide Plan), to be updated as appropriate and at a minimum every 4 years, focusing on workforce diversity, workplace inclusion, and agency accountability and leadership. The Government-wide Plan shall highlight comprehensive strategies for agencies to identify and remove barriers to equal employment opportunity that may exist in the Federal Government’s recruitment, hiring, promotion, retention, professional development, and training policies and practices;
    2. review applicable directives to agencies related to the development or submission of agency human capital and other workforce plans and reports in connection with recruitment, hiring, promotion, retention, professional development, and training policies and practices, and develop a strategy for consolidating such agency plans and reports where appropriate and permitted by law; and
    3. provide guidance to agencies concerning formulation of agency-specific Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plans prepared pursuant to section 3(b) of this order;
  3. identify appropriate practices to improve the effectiveness of each agency’s efforts to recruit, hire, promote, retain, develop, and train a diverse and inclusive workforce, consistent with merit system principles and applicable law; and
  4. establish a system for reporting regularly on agencies’ progress in implementing their agency-specific Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plans and in meeting the objectives of this order.

See Executive Order in it’s entirety: Executive Order Establishing Coordinated Government Wide Initiative to Promote Diversity and Inclusion in the Federal Workforce