Biden Progress Report

Biden Signing documents on Oval desk

We applaud the first year of the Biden-Harris administration. While it is the most diverse administration in history, it is not yet representative of the American people. Below is a Progress Report of the Policies, Personnel, Scorecards, Recommendations, and Benchmarks. (Last Updated: January 19, 2022)

Firsts

Kamala Harris

First woman and First Person of Color to serve as Vice President


Xavier Becerra

First Latino to serve as Secretary of Health and Human Services


Pete Buttigieg

First openly gay Cabinet Secretary to serve as Secretary of Transportation


Christine Wormuth

First female to serve as Secretary of the Army


Kathleen Hicks

First female to serve as Deputy Secretary of Defense


Karine Jean-Pierre

First openly lesbian person to serve as the vice-presidential chief of staff


Julissa Reynoso Pantaleón

First woman to serve as United States Ambassador to Spain

Janet Yellen

First woman to serve as Secretary of the Treasury


Deb Haaland

First Native American to serve as Secretary of the Interior and first Native American Cabinet Secretary


Alejandro Mayorkas

First Latino as Secretary of Homeland Security


Wally Adeyamo

First African American to serve as Deputy Secretary of the Treasury


Rachel Levine

First first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the US Senate to serve as Assistant Secretary for Health


Lisa Cook*

First African American to serve as a Member of the Board of Governors at the Federal Reserve System


First all-female Communications Team

Lloyd Austin

First African American to serve as Secretary of Defense


Katherine Tai

First Asian American and First Woman of Color to serve as US Trade Representative


Cecilia Rouse

First African American Woman to serve as Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers


Wendy Sherman

First female to serve as Deputy Secretary of State


Shawn Skelly

First transgender Assistant Secretary for Readiness, Department of Defense


Amy Gutmann

First woman to serve as United States Ambassador to Germany


Shalanda Young

First woman of color to serve as Director of the Office of Management and Budget

( “*” Asterisk indicates political appointees that are not yet Senate-Confirmed.)

Policies & Strategies

DEI Scorecard

We believe in holding government accountable for translating these efforts into systemic changes. To do so, we developed a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Scorecard and have begun to assess personnel demographics and enacted policies by each department and agencies. For more details, see our full DEI Scorecard.

StateTreasuryDefenseJusticeInteriorAgricultureCommerceLaborHHSHUDTransportationEnergyEducationVADHSUSTRDNIOMBEPASBAUSUNCEAOSTPTotalUS Census
Total Positions951442108222353564232211297328,239,523
43-5254-6163-6466-6769-7072-7476-8082-8486-9092-9799-102104-105107-109111-112114-115117-118120-121123-124
Gender
Female # / %4 (44.4%)2 (40.0%)4 (28.6%)3 (75.0%)1 (50.0%)4 (40.0%)4 (50.0%)1 (50.0%)1 (50.0%)2 (100.0%)1 (33.3%)3 (60.0%)1 (33.3%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)3 (75.0%)2 (100.0%)2 (66.7%)1 (50.0%)1 (50.0%)1 (100.0%)1 (100.0%)1 (50.0%) 43 (44.3%) 166,745,678 (50.8%)
Male # / %4 (44.4%)2 (40.0%)8 (57.1%)1 (25.0%)1 (50.0%)4 (40.0%)4 (50.0%)1 (50.0%)1 (50.0%)0 (0.0%)2 (66.7%)1 (20.0%)2 (66.7%)3 (60.0%)6 (100.0%)1 (25.0%)0 (0.0%)1 (33.3%)1 (50.0%)1 (50.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)1 (50.0%) 45 (46.4%) 159,524,408 (48.6%)
Transgender # / %0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 1,969,437 (0.6%)
Race/Ethnicity
BIPOC # / %3 (33.3%)3 (60.0%)6 (42.9%)1 (25.0%)1 (50.0%)5 (50.0%)2 (25.0%)1 (50.0%)1 (50.0%)2 (100.0%)1 (33.3%)0 (0.0%)1 (33.3%)1 (20.0%)3 (50.0%)2 (50.0%)1 (50.0%)2 (66.7%)1 (50.0%)2 (100.0%)1 (100.0%)1 (100.0%)1 (50.0%) 42 (43.3%) 128,998,133 (39.3%)
White # / %5 (55.6%)1 (20.0%)6 (42.9%)3 (75.0%)1 (50.0%)3 (30.0%)5 (62.5%)1 (50.0%)1 (50.0%)0 (0.0%)2 (66.7%)4 (80.0%)2 (66.7%)2 (40.0%)3 (50.0%)2 (50.0%)1 (50.0%)1 (33.3%)1 (50.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)1 (50.0%) 45 (46.4%) 197,271,953 (60.1%)
Latina/o/x/ Hispanic # / %1 (11.1%)0 (0.0%)2 (14.3%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)2 (20.0%)1 (12.5%)0 (0.0%)1 (50.0%)0 (0.0%)1 (33.3%)0 (0.0%)1 (33.3%)0 (0.0%)2 (33.3%)1 (25.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)1 (50.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%) 13 (13.4%) 60,724,312 (18.5%)
Black/African American # / %1 (11.1%)2 (40.0%)2 (14.3%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)3 (30.0%)1 (12.5%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)2 (100.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)1 (20.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)1 (50.0%)1 (33.3%)1 (50.0%)0 (0.0%)1 (100.0%)1 (100.0%)1 (50.0%) 18 (18.6%) 43,984,096 (13.4%)
Asian American & Pacific Islander # / %1 (11.1%)1 (20.0%)2 (14.3%)1 (25.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)1 (50.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)1 (16.7%)1 (25.0%)0 (0.0%)1 (33.3%)0 (0.0%)1 (50.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%) 10 (10.3%) 20,022,611 (6.1%)
Native American / American Indian # / %0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)1 (50.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%) 1 (1.0%) 4,267,114 (1.3%)
Middle Eastern / North African # / %0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 9,981,332 (3.0%)
White # / %5 (55.6%)1 (20.0%)6 (42.9%)3 (75.0%)1 (50.0%)3 (30.0%)5 (62.5%)1 (50.0%)1 (50.0%)0 (0.0%)2 (66.7%)4 (80.0%)2 (66.7%)2 (40.0%)3 (50.0%)2 (50.0%)1 (50.0%)1 (33.3%)1 (50.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)1 (50.0%) 45 (46.4%) 197,271,953 (60.1%)
BIPOC Female # / %2 (22.2%)1 (20.0%)2 (14.3%)1 (25.0%)1 (50.0%)3 (30.0%)1 (12.5%)1 (50.0%)0 (0.0%)2 (100.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)2 (50.0%)1 (50.0%)2 (66.7%)0 (0.0%)1 (50.0%)1 (100.0%)1 (100.0%)1 (50.0%) 23 (23.7%) 65,531,052 (20.0%)
Latina/o/x/ Hispanic Females # / %0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)1 (10.0%)1 (12.5%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)1 (25.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)1 (50.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%) 4 (4.1%) 36,495,311 (11.1%)
Black/African American Females # / %1 (11.1%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)2 (20.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)2 (100.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)1 (50.0%)1 (33.3%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)1 (100.0%)1 (100.0%)1 (50.0%) 10 (10.3%) 26,434,442 (8.1%)
Asian American & Pacific Islander Females # / %1 (11.1%)1 (20.0%)2 (14.3%)1 (25.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)1 (50.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)1 (25.0%)0 (0.0%)1 (33.3%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%) 8 (8.2%) 12,033,589 (3.7%)
Native American / American Indian Females # / %0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)1 (50.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%) 1 (1.0%) 2,564,536 (0.8%)
Middle Eastern / North African Females # / %0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 5,998,781 (1.8%)
White Females # / %2 (22.2%)1 (20.0%)2 (14.3%)2 (50.0%)0 (0.0%)1 (10.0%)3 (37.5%)0 (0.0%)1 (50.0%)0 (0.0%)1 (33.3%)3 (60.0%)1 (33.3%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)1 (25.0%)1 (50.0%)0 (0.0%)1 (50.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%) 20 (20.6%) 118,560,444 (36.1%)
Veteran # / %0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)6 (42.9%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)1 (16.7%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)1 (16.7%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%) 8 (8.2%) 18,611,432 (5.67%)
LGBTQ status # / %0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)1 (7.1%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)1 (12.5%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)1 (33.3%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%) 3 (3.1%) 14,770,778 (4.5%)
Age # (working to complete) / %
Under 18 # / %0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 73,197,414 (22.3%)
18-44 # / %0 (0.0%)1 (20.0%)2 (14.3%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)1 (10.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)1 (50.0%)0 (0.0%)2 (66.7%)0 (0.0%)1 (33.3%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%) 8 (8.2%) 118,494,468 (36.1%)
45-64 # / %5 (55.6%)1 (20.0%)5 (35.7%)2 (50.0%)1 (50.0%)2 (20.0%)2 (25.0%)2 (100.0%)1 (50.0%)0 (0.0%)1 (33.3%)2 (40.0%)2 (66.7%)1 (20.0%)2 (33.3%)2 (50.0%)1 (50.0%)1 (33.3%)1 (50.0%)1 (50.0%)0 (0.0%)1 (100.0%)1 (50.0%) 37 (38.1%) 82,388,120 (25.1%)
Over 65 # / %2 (22.2%)1 (20.0%)3 (21.4%)1 (25.0%)0 (0.0%)1 (10.0%)2 (25.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)1 (50.0%)0 (0.0%)1 (20.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)1 (16.7%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)1 (100.0%)0 (0.0%)1 (50.0%) 15 (15.5%) 54,159,521 (16.5%)
Disability status # / %Forthcoming? (0.0%)Forthcoming? (0.0%)Forthcoming? (0.0%)Forthcoming? (0.0%)Forthcoming? (0.0%)Forthcoming? (0.0%)Forthcoming? (0.0%)Forthcoming? (0.0%)Forthcoming? (0.0%)Forthcoming? (0.0%)Forthcoming? (0.0%)Forthcoming? (0.0%)Forthcoming? (0.0%)Forthcoming? (0.0%)Forthcoming? (0.0%)Forthcoming? (0.0%)Forthcoming? (0.0%)Forthcoming? (0.0%)Forthcoming? (0.0%)Forthcoming? (0.0%)Forthcoming? (0.0%)Forthcoming? (0.0%)Forthcoming? (0.0%) Forthcoming? (0.0%) 61,000,000 (18.6%)
Religion # / %
Buddist # / %0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 2,297,676 (0.7%)
Hindu # / %0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 2,297,676 (0.7%)
Muslim # / %1 (11.1%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)1 (50.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%) 2 (2.1%) 2,954,155 (0.9%)
Jewish # / %3 (33.3%)1 (20.0%)0 (0.0%)1 (25.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)1 (33.3%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)1 (16.7%)0 (0.0%)1 (50.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%) 8 (8.2%) 6,236,550 (1.9%)
Other faiths # / %0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 4,923,592 (1.5%)
Nothing in particular # / %0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 51,861,844 (15.8%)
Unaffiliated (religious “nones”) # / %0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 74,838,611 (22.8%)
Christian # / %0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)1 (7.1%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)1 (10.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)1 (33.3%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)1 (20.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%) 4 (4.1%) 231,737,103 (70.6%)
Net worth # (Prepared by FinePrint Data) / %
Low (less than $40,100) # / %1 (11.1%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)1 (50.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)1 (33.3%)1 (50.0%)1 (50.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%) 5 (5.2%)
Medium ($41,000 – $120,400) # / %0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%)
High ($120,400-$1,000,000) #211111211112
Elite (more than $1 million) # / %4 (44.4%)1 (20.0%)9 (64.3%)3 (75.0%)1 (50.0%)2 (20.0%)1 (12.5%)0 (0.0%)2 (100.0%)0 (0.0%)3 (100.0%)1 (20.0%)1 (33.3%)2 (40.0%)2 (33.3%)1 (25.0%)1 (50.0%)1 (33.3%)1 (50.0%)1 (50.0%)1 (100.0%)1 (100.0%)1 (50.0%) 40 (41.2%)
High (more than $120,400) %22.2%20.0%7.1%0.0%0.0%10.0%12.5%50.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%20.0%33.3%0.0%0.0%0.0%50.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%12.4%
Education / %
Ivy League # / %3 (33.3%)3 (60.0%)3 (21.4%)4 (100.0%)1 (50.0%)1 (10.0%)4 (50.0%)1 (50.0%)1 (50.0%)0 (0.0%)3 (100.0%)1 (20.0%)1 (33.3%)0 (0.0%)1 (16.7%)2 (50.0%)0 (0.0%)1 (33.3%)1 (50.0%)2 (100.0%)0 (0.0%)1 (100.0%)1 (50.0%) 35 (36.1%) 1,312,958 (0.4%)
Lawyer # / %1 (11.1%)2 (40.0%)2 (14.3%)3 (75.0%)1 (50.0%)2 (20.0%)2 (25.0%)1 (50.0%)1 (50.0%)1 (50.0%)0 (0.0%)1 (20.0%)1 (33.3%)1 (20.0%)2 (33.3%)1 (25.0%)1 (50.0%)0 (0.0%)1 (50.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%) 24 (24.7%) 1,300,000 (0.4%)
Geographic # / %
Northeast # / %5 (55.6%)1 (20.0%)1 (7.1%)2 (50.0%)0 (0.0%)1 (10.0%)3 (37.5%)1 (50.0%)1 (50.0%)0 (0.0%)1 (33.3%)0 (0.0%)1 (33.3%)0 (0.0%)1 (16.7%)1 (25.0%)1 (50.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)1 (50.0%) 21 (21.6%) 56,359,360 (17.2%)
Midwest # / %0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)1 (25.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)1 (12.5%)1 (50.0%)0 (0.0%)1 (50.0%)1 (33.3%)1 (20.0%)0 (0.0%)1 (20.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%) 7 (7.2%) 67,978,168 (20.7%)
South # / %1 (11.1%)0 (0.0%)2 (14.3%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)2 (20.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)1 (25.0%)0 (0.0%)1 (33.3%)1 (50.0%)0 (0.0%)1 (100.0%)0 (0.0%)1 (50.0%) 10 (10.3%) 122,423,457 (37.3%)
West # / %0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)4 (28.6%)1 (25.0%)2 (100.0%)1 (10.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)1 (50.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)1 (20.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)1 (25.0%)0 (0.0%)2 (66.7%)0 (0.0%)1 (50.0%)0 (0.0%)1 (100.0%)0 (0.0%) 15 (15.5%) 76,644,950 (23.4%)
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Department of Health and Human Services❌ ❌ ✔️ ❌ ❌ ✔️ ✔️
Department of Education❌ ❌ ✔️ ❌ ❌ ❌ ❌
Department of Commerce❌ ❌ ❌ ❌ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Department of Agriculture❌ ❌ ✔️ ❌ ✔️ ✔️ ❌
Department of the Interior❌ ❌ ✔️ ❌ ✔️ ✔️ ❌
Central Intelligence Agency❌ ❌ ❌ ❌ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Department of Veterans Affairs❌ ❌ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Department of Labor❌ ❌ ❌ ❌ ❌ ❌ ❌
Department of Energy❌ ❌ ❌ ❌ ✔️ ✔️ ❌
Department of Housing and Urban Development❌ ❌ ✔️ ❌ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Small Business Administration❌ ❌ ❌ ❌ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Office of the Director of National Intelligence❌ ❌ ✔️ ❌ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Environmental Protection Agency❌ ❌ ❌ ❌ ❌ ❌ ❌
White House – Executive Office of the President❌❌❌❌❌✔️❌

Gaps

Cabinet Members

No Asian American serving as a Cabinet Secretary; the first time in two decades.

People with Disabilities
0% representation (25% parity)

Deputy Secretaries

Latina/o/x/ Hispanic
3.8% representation (18.5% parity)

Native American / American Indian
0% representation (1.3% parity)

Middle Eastern / North African
0% representation (3% parity)

People with Disabilities
0% representation (25% parity)

Chiefs of Staff

Latina/o/x/ Hispanic
3.8% representation (18.5% parity)

Black/African American
8.7% representation (13.4% parity)

Native American / American Indian
0% representation (1.3% parity)

Middle Eastern / North African
0% representation (3% parity)

Women of color
4.3% representation (20% parity)

People with Disabilities
0% representation (25% parity)

Room for Improvement

Regularly disclose and disaggregate demographic data, as appropriate.

Data about Gender Identity, Race/Ethnicity, and Sexual Orientation have been reported but nothing on Disability or Religion. Some categories need be disaggregated further (i.e. Middle Eastern Americans, Asian Americans, etc.) It is hard to know which segments of society are being left out without the data being made public and regularly updated.

Aim for parity at every level

…especially for underrepresented communities. Current gaps include:

  • People with Disabilities at every level
  • Latinas on the National Security Council at the Principal, Deputy, and Senior Director level
  • Latina/os/x / Hispanics at every level
  • Native Americans at every level other than Cabinet Secretary
  • Middle Eastern / North African people at every level
  • Transgender people at every level

Ensure systemic changes

Ensure systemic changes are made to make government more inclusive (see three draft Executive Orders: www.InclusiveAmerica.org/eo), especially:

  • Ensure Intelligence Community accommodates People with Disabilities
  • Develop an Inclusion Rule
  • Elevate the position of Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer to the level of Assistant to the President

Deadlines

 Date / DeadlineDays since(-) / from(+) todayPercentage until Completion
Joe Biden became PresidentJanuary 20, 2021-528
President Biden signed Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities (EO #13985)January 20, 2021-528
Director of OMB shall deliver a report to the President identifying methods to assess equity (EO #13985)July 20, 2021-347163%
Each Secretary/Administrator must submit an Equity Assessment to the Director of the Domestic Policy Council (EO #13985)August 8, 2021-328148%
Each Secretary/Administrator must submit an Equity Plan (EO #13985)January 20, 2022-16381%
President Biden signed Memorandum on Advancing the Human Rights of LGBTQI Persons Around the World (86 FR 11843)February 4, 2021-513
All agencies engaged abroad shall rescind any directives, orders, regulations, policies, or guidance inconsistent with this memorandum (86 FR 11843)May 15, 2021-413
President Biden signed Memorandum on Revitalizing America’s Foreign Policy and National Security Workforce (86 FR 828X)February 4, 2021-513
Interagency Working Group on the National Security Workforce shall provide a report to the President (86 FR 828X)August 3, 2021-333156%
Next Congressional electionNovember 8, 2022+12845%
Next Presidential electionNovember 5, 2024+85621%