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Diversity and inclusion training suspended at State Department

Added 10-25-20 08:57:02am EST - “All training programs related to diversity and inclusion have been halted at the State Department, a month after President Trump signed an executive order prohibiting the teaching of so-called "divisive concepts" at federal agencies.?” - Thehill.com

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All training programs related to diversity and inclusion have been halted at the State Department, a month after President TrumpDonald John TrumpObama slams Trump in Miami: 'Florida Man wouldn't even do this stuff' Trump makes his case in North Carolina, Ohio and Wisconsin Pence's chief of staff tests positive for COVID-19 MORE signed an executive order prohibiting the teaching of so-called “divisive concepts” at federal agencies. 

In statement to The Hill on Sunday morning, a spokesperson for the department said it began "pausing all training programs related to diversity and inclusion" on Friday in accordance with the White House's executive order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping "to allow time for review of content and materials."

The spokesperson said the order, signed by Trump last month, requires the Office of Personnel Management "to review diversity and inclusion trainings to ensure compliance, and the Department to ensure trainings, workshops, and forums do not contain 'divisive concepts.'"

"As an Executive Branch Agency, the Department of State complies with all Executive Orders. The Department’s commitment to fostering a more diverse and inclusive workplace is long-standing and steadfast.  Department leadership continues to encourage the workforce to engage in inclusive conversations and other efforts to promote diversity and inclusion consistent with the [Executive Order]," the spokesperson added.

The move comes a month after Trump signed an executive order banning the teaching of so-called “divisive concepts” at federal agencies.

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