Advancing Racial & Social Equity in Employment for All Underserved Communities

White House Executive Order (EO) 13985, issued on January 20, 2021, mandates the Federal Government pursue a comprehensive approach to advance racial and social equity for all Americans, including Black, Latino, and Indigenous and Native American persons, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and other persons of color; members of religious minorities; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) persons; persons with disabilities; persons who live in rural areas; and persons otherwise adversely affected by persistent poverty or inequality. The EO directs agencies to examine and redress inequities in their policies and programs. These actions ensure agency resources and benefits are provided equitably to all.

USDOL will work to ensure disability be a key element during racial and social equity discussions. Information gleaned from participants in this dialogue will enable USDOL to better understand and seek solutions for overcoming current and historical barriers in employment policies and programs.

Thank you for participating in this online dialogue and discussing USDOL's important role in ensuring racial and social equity for people with disabilities.