"In short, inclusive growth is good economics. We fail to meet our full potential as a nation unless we harness the talents and strengths of all parts of the country, including women, people of color, and others who are too often left behind. In pursuit of the new mission, the Department will drive both external-facing efforts to empower underserved communities in the economy and internal efforts to build a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible organization. The following plan focuses on the Department's commitments to 'Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities through the Federal Government', as directed by Executive Order (EO) 13985. The EO called for federal agencies to assess whether underserved communities face systemic barriers in equitably accessing services and develop a plan for addressing any barriers that were identified through an equity assessment."
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