GovExec Daily: Using Evidence-Based Policy to Further Equality
Grant Thornton's Robert Shea joins the podcast to discuss how the government can use policymaking to promote, diversity, equity and inclusion.
Over the past year, we’ve seen nationwide protests in the streets for civil rights, fostering broader conversations about systemic racism and police violence. With this new introspection, there have been looks to the federal government to be a leader in diversity and inclusion. In fact, just last week, President Joe Biden signed a series of executive orders aimed at racial equality.
In an op-ed in The Hill recently, our guest today argues for more evidence-based policy to encourage diversity, equity and inclusion. Robert Shea is a National Managing Principal for Public Policy at Grant Thornton, a National Academy of Public Administration fellow and one of the hosts of the Fed Heads podcast. He previously served for six years as the associate director for the U.S. Office of Management and Budget and as senior management counsel for the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs. He joined the show to discuss his op-ed and how government can better effectively promote diversity, equity and inclusion.