Candidates with color photos have taken the Pledge for Diversity to support diversity, equity and inclusion in our government. Candidates with black-and-white photos have not (yet) taken the Pledge for Diversity.
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I, __, pledge to the American people that I will make diversity, equity, and inclusion a priority for government personnel at every level—from Cabinet members to interns—because a workforce that represents the rich tapestry of our nation will better serve its people.
As a foundation of my pledge, I commit that I will:
- Appoint and/or advocate for the appointment of a national Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer and a Standing Government-wide Committee to guide the Office of Personnel Management and the Presidential Personnel Office on matters of diversity, equity, and inclusion in our government;
- Support transparency in demographic, recruitment, promotion, and retention data on civil servants and political appointees serving in the Executive Branch, including through publication of comprehensive and timely public reports;
- Adopt an inclusion rule (similar to the Mansfield Rule) for hiring and promotion to ensure a diverse pool of candidates for all political appointments, with respect to Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's protected classes which include, but are not limited to: gender, gender identity, race, color, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, national origin, tribal citizenship, familial obligations, veteran status, and previous civic service, as well as tending to the importance of socioeconomic status, geography and cultural heritage in shaping the perspectives essential to capturing the full diversity and pluralism of the United States; and
- Enforce policies against discrimination, harassment, and retaliation to ensure that all government employees have a safe, respectful, and inclusive space in which to work for the benefit of the American people.
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