Federal HR Agency Nixes Trump-Era Diversity Training Reviews

March 8, 2021, 9:16 PM

Federal agencies no longer have to submit their proposed diversity training plans for review by the Office of Personnel Management, under guidance that continues the Biden administration’s rollback of changes instituted by a Trump-era executive order that banned “divisive” diversity training and “scapegoating” based on race and sex.

Agencies may “resume using training materials previously deemed ‘non-compliant’” under former President Donald Trump’s order, OPM Acting Director Kathleen McGettigan said in a memorandum Monday to agency heads. The OPM is the central human resources agency for the federal government and its 2.1 million civilian employees.

President Joe Biden on Jan. 20,...

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