Executive Order 13583: Establishing a Coordinated Government-Wide Initiative to Promote Diversity and Inclusion in the Federal Workforce [open pdf - 186KB]
Alternate Title: EO 13583: Establishing a Coordinated Government-Wide Initiative to Promote Diversity and Inclusion in the Federal Workforce
"Our Nation derives strength from the diversity of its population and from its commitment to equal opportunity for all. We are at our best when we draw on the talents of all parts of our society, and our greatest accomplishments are achieved when diverse perspectives are brought to bear to overcome our greatest challenges. A commitment to equal opportunity, diversity, and inclusion is critical for the Federal Government as an employer. By law, the Federal Government's recruitment policies should 'endeavor to achieve a work force from all segments of society.' (5 U.S.C. 2301(b)(1)). As the Nation's largest employer, the Federal Government has a special obligation to lead by example. Attaining a diverse, qualified workforce is one of the cornerstones of the merit-based civil service."
Executive Order 13583; E.O. 13583
Government Printing Office, Federal Digital System: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/
Federal Register (August 23, 2011), v.76 no.163, p.52847-52849