Equity Hub

The Equity Hub was created in 2021 and is charged with coordinating efforts to advance equity in all of Treasury’s work, including engaging with diverse communities throughout the country and identifying and mitigating barriers to accessing benefits and opportunities with the Department. The Equity Hub is currently led by the Counselor for Racial Equity, who coordinates and leads efforts across the Department to inform decisions with a focus on racial equity and work to ensure our programs create opportunity in communities of color.

MISSION

The Equity Hub was created in 2021 after the appointment of the first Counselor for Racial Equity. The Hub was tasked with initial goals of standing up the Treasury Advisory Committee on Racial Equity (TACRE) and implementing the first steps of the 2021 Presidential Executive Order on Equity (E.O. 13985).

Treasury understands that underserved communities -- including communities of color, many rural areas and those affected by climate change, and communities still living with the impact and legacy of actions and policies that prevented intergenerational financial security -- face major barriers to reaching their full economic potential.  Furthermore, the COVID-19 pandemic exposed and amplified long-standing disparities in health and economic outcomes, causing the pandemic to disproportionately affect people of color and members of underserved communities.

Treasury is working to ensure that families, businesses, and neighborhoods that have been historically excluded from economic opportunities or experienced persistent poverty are fully included in the nation's economic recovery and future growth.

The Equity Hub works alongside Treasury’s Office of Civil Rights and Diversity (OCRD) and Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI) to ensure that equality, fairness and diversity are realized for all Department of the Treasury employees and applicants for employment, and with external stakeholders.

EQUITY ACTION PLAN

Consistent with the 2021 Executive Order On Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government (E.O. 13985), and the whole-of-government Equity Action Plan, Treasury is building the infrastructure necessary to identify barriers to equity and continuously reexamine the Department’s efforts to meaningfully reduce access barriers and strengthen delivery of programs and services to better reach communities of color and historically underserved communities. 

Read more about these efforts in Treasury’s Equity Action Plan One Year Report.

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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Accessibility

Treasury is hiring the Department's first Chief Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Officer to lead the Office of DEIA announced in April. Treasury is seeking someone to provide executive leadership and strategic direction on internal and external DEIA matters including: 1) Serving as the Department's principal advisor on Treasury Civil Rights and Diversity public policy planning, development, formulation, and issuance; 2) Advising on inclusion strategies influencing employee engagement, satisfaction, development and productivity; and 3)Ensuring the Treasury DEIA strategy is part of daily Treasury operations;

Interested applicants MUST apply through USA Jobs.  Applications will be accepted through June 30, 2022.

Treasury Advisory Committee On Racial Equity

The Treasury Advisory Committee on Racial Equity (TACRE) is a newly created advisory Committee convening to identify, monitor, and review aspects of the domestic economy that have directly and indirectly resulted in unfavorable conditions for Black, Latino, and Indigenous and Native American persons, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and other persons of color. Staff envisions the Committee to address topics including, but not be limited to, financial inclusion, capital access, housing stability, federal government supplier diversity and economic development. The Committee shall consist of up to 25 members.

The Treasury Department is currently soliciting nominations for membership of TACRE. This notice provides expectations for Committee members and announces the process for applying for membership on the Committee.

Solicitation of Nominations for Membership on the Treasury Advisory Committee on Racial Equity

Applications may be submitted to Equity@treasury.gov and are due by April 25, 2022.

More information is available in TACRE Frequently Asked Questions and the TACRE External Briefing 

RECENT UPDATES

 

Learn more about government-wide equity efforts at www.performance.gov/equity

Learn more about the Administration’s Equity Agenda at www.whitehouse.gov/equity