Tech groups slam Trump’s diversity training executive order
Several leading technology trade associations are pressing the Trump administration to rescind an executive order that, along with subsequent memos and guidance, has put diversity and inclusion training at federal agencies on pause.
The executive order, issued on Sept. 22, looks to purge diversity training curricula of concepts that Trump administration says communicate the “pernicious and false belief that America is an irredeemably racist and sexist country; that some people, simply on account of their race or sex, are oppressors…”
The order extends to companies doing business with the government. “Federal contractors will not be permitted to inculcate such views in their employees,” the order states.
The Labor Department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued guidance Oct. 7 explaining the scope, reach and timing of the order with regard to contractors.