Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is President Joe Biden’s point man on “equity,” but a new analysis found his department is one of the least diverse in the entire federal government.
Buttigieg recently told National Action Network it has “partners in Washington who believe equity is not a program, it’s not a department, it’s a profound value and a lens that must apply to every program and every department and every decision.”
But Bloomberg Law reported Tuesday:
Buttigieg has acknowledged the general issue of staff diversity during events, saying he hopes to change his department to better reflect the makeup of the country. But with tens of thousands of career employees, and gender and race disparities decades in the making, he faces challenges. …
Of the department’s nearly 55,000 employees, 74% are male and 70% are White, according to data as of March. Those majorities have remained largely unchanged since