Gov. Tony Evers
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Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order #59 Relating to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in State Government

"Ensuring our state workforce not only reflects the folks we serve, but implements culturally responsive and equitable policies, is critical for our state government to be effective."

By - Nov 12th, 2019 09:40 am

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today signed Executive Order #59 relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion in state government. Executive Order #59, among other things, requires state agencies to develop and implement equity and inclusion action plans, directs the Wisconsin Dept. of Administration to develop and provide mandatory equity and inclusion training for all state agency employees, and creates the Governor’s Advisory Council on Equity and Inclusion.

“Ensuring our state workforce not only reflects the folks we serve, but implements culturally responsive and equitable policies, is critical for our state government to be effective,” Gov. Evers said. “I look forward to the progress of the advisory council and these state agencies as we work together to build more inclusive work environments that empower folks of diverse backgrounds to thrive in their workplaces.”

Executive Order #59 can be found here.

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