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DEI and Federal Government

  • 1.  DEI and Federal Government

    Posted 10-12-2020 16:30
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    Colleagues,   There has been  discussion and some interesting training on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) for SLAers.  Some info aimed to those working in the US Federal Govt.

    Here are a three articles about Diversity oriented to the Military and Federal Government from recent posting to Federal News Network and other publications;

    Eleven industry associations are calling on the Trump administration to rescind the executive order on diversity and training. The associations wrote to the Office of Management and Budget and the Labor Department laying out their concerns. They said the EO will create confusion among the government contractors when it comes to the administrative and oversight burdens of determining compliance. The group told OMB that they do not agree that there is anything divisive about providing information that encourages their employees to treat all of their colleagues equally and with respect.
    Source:  FNN
    • The Air Force's top enlisted airman made a direct appeal to troops regarding harassment. Air Force Chief Master Sergeant JoAnne Bass is the first woman to hold her position and she's making a statement about respect among airmen. On social media, Bass told airmen that respect is non-negotiable when it comes to harassment. She added that the Air Force embraces diversity and is deliberate about inclusion. The posts were in response to an op-ed published by two women airmen who were mocked and harassed on social media and in the comments section.
    • Source:  FNN

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    Army is taking limited steps to counter racial divisiveness

    Sharon Lenius
    [Federal Librarian - Retired]
    'Tolle Lege!' ('Take up and read')