Executive Orders on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility

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The Office of the Chief DEIA Officer is overseeing the successful implementation of the following Executive Orders and Presidential Memoranda on DEIA for USAID.

Executive Orders Description
E.O. 13985 - Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government First Executive Order signed by President Joe Biden on January 20, 2021, to advance racial equity and support for underserved communities throughout the Federal Government
E.O. 13988 Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation Also signed on January 20th, this Executive Order strives for LGBTQIA+ equity in the Federal Government
E.O. 14020 on Establishment of the White House Gender Policy Council Strives to establish a comprehensive approach within the Federal Government to advance equal rights and opportunities, regardless of gender or gender identity
E.O. 14031 Executive Order on Advancing Equity, Justice, and Opportunity for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders The purpose of this order is to build on those policies by establishing the President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders, and the White House Initiative on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders
E.O. 14035 Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in the Federal Workforce Issues guidance to increase the availability of paid internships, fellowships, and apprenticeships; reduce reliance on unpaid internships and similar programs; and improve outreach to and recruitment of individuals from underserved communities.
E.O. 14041 on White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity through Historically Black Colleges and Universities Advances educational opportunities and reduces barriers to expand programming for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), as well as strengthen capacity to participate in Federal programs
E.O. 14045 on White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Hispanics Directs agencies to address discriminatory practices and challenges facing Hispanic students and reduce barriers to participation in federal employment and education
E. O. 14049 on the White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Native Americans and Strengthening Tribal Colleges and Universities Advances educational and economic opportunities for Native Americans through partnerships with public, private, philanthropic, and nonprofit entities
E.O. 14050 on White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Black Americans Directs agencies to address discriminatory practices and challenges facing Black students and reduce barriers to participation in federal employment and education opportunities

 

Presidential Memorandums Description
National Security Memorandum on Revitalizing America’s Foreign Policy and National Security Workforce, Institutions, and Partnerships (NSM-03) Provides guidance and direction for ensuring our national security workforces reflects the vast diverseness of America
Advancing the Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Persons Around the World (NSM-04) Directs all agencies engaged abroad to ensure that U.S. diplomacy and foreign assistance promote and protect the human rights of LGBTQI+ persons
Memorandum on Advancing the Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Persons Around the World Outlines that it is U.S. policy to pursue an end to violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, etc. for all LGBTQIA+ persons around the world
Memo on Tribal Consultation and Strengthening Nation to Nation Relationships Recognizes the Federal Government's role in respecting the sovereign governments of American Indian and Alaska Native Tribal Nations
Memorandum Condemning and Combating Racism, Xenophobia, and Intolerance Against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States Condemns and combats racism and xenophobia and ensures all government documents or statements do not contribute to racism against this group

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Last updated: April 14, 2022

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