President Biden says racial equity is a central pillar of his coronavirus relief plan. Promoting equity across the economy also means looking at equity in the federal workforce.
- Shirley Jones, President of Blacks in Government, said agencies with strong diversity recognize its importance for productivity and develop strategic plans.
- Jones said federal recruitment of African Americans has increased only in clerical and administrative positions.
- Organizations like Blacks in Government help agencies address inequities in recruitment and training, said Jones.