Bloomberg Law
March 3, 2021, 3:02 PMUpdated: March 3, 2021, 5:26 PM

White House Diversity Training Memo Reverses Trump Actions (1)

Louis C. LaBrecque
Louis C. LaBrecque

U.S. agencies should immediately roll back all actions related to Trump-era executive orders and guidance that barred them, and federal contractors, from engaging in “divisive” diversity training that involved “scapegoating” based on race and sex, according to a memo from the White House’s Office of Management and Budget.

Dated March 2, the memo implements an executive order signed Jan. 20 by President Joe Biden that revoked an order issued in September by former President Donald Trump.

Agencies should ensure when soliciting diversity training contracts that they aren’t using language connected with the Trump order and the previous OMB guidance, ...

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