Diversity

GovExec Daily: Making DEIA Goals a Priority for Organizations

Cisco's Francine Katsoudas joins the podcast to discuss how to achieve diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility goals.

USAID Has a New (and First Ever) Chief Diversity Officer

“As representatives of the United States, I think that we would want to have a workforce that is reflective of our country,” said Neneh Diallo. 

To Reckon with Theft of Indigenous Land, Change Place Names

Researchers propose a path for reckoning with Indigenous sovereignty and U.S. public lands through place names in national parks

Black Women Have Faced Intense Scrutiny during Confirmations. Ketanji Brown Jackson Was the Latest.

In a polarized era, many point to what they see as a potent partisan strategy: the weaponization of Black womanhood.

OPM Targets Data and Benefits Education to Improve Equity in the Federal Workforce

The federal government HR agency’s report was one of more than 90 equity action plans released by the Biden administration this week.

Federal Procurement Featured in New Equity Action Plans

Improving access to federal contracting vehicles and supporting small, disadvantaged businesses are key parts in the equity action plans released by agencies on April 14.

More Than 90 Agencies Release Their First-Ever Equity Plans

“For the first time Americans will see a full picture of what it looks like for the entire federal government to advance equity at once,” a senior administration official said.

Ketanji Brown Jackson Will Be the First Black Woman Justice. Here’s How She Will Change the Supreme Court.

The Senate has voted to confirm Jackson, whose history-making confirmation sets up the first all-women liberal wing on the court. The 19th examines what she means to the Supreme Court and the legal profession.

Job Seekers Will Sacrifice Money for Diversity at Work

A significant number of job applicants will sacrifice salary to work somewhere with greater diversity, research finds.

Biden’s Management Agenda Update Adds Metrics to Workforce Goals

The White House’s first update to the president’s management agenda, first released last November, lines up tasks for agencies and attaches individual officials to goals.

Federal Agencies Are Taking Steps to Make Benefits and Services More Transgender Inclusive

The Biden administration announced it will provide more options for gender identity on benefit applications and travel documentation, among other things. 

Coast Guard Academy Leaders Shouldn't Make Diversity a 'Side Issue,' a New Report Says

The academy is committed to diversity but leaders need to be more proactive in promoting "cultural competence," a report from the National Academy of Public Administration finds.

See Just How Much White Men Have Dominated the Federal Judiciary

As Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's hearings start, The 19th takes a look at the diversity of the federal judiciary since its start in 1789.

OPM Launches a Toolkit to Attract More Women to the SES

The effort to recruit more women into the cadre of career government executives builds upon a 2014 program and comes amid news that, unlike the rest of the federal government, there is no gender pay gap in the Senior Executive Service.

The White House and OPM Say They Will ‘Address’ Salary History in Federal Hiring

Although the federal gender pay gap is much smaller than the disparity in the private sector, officials vowed to push to eliminate it altogether.