R 042137Z NOV 20 MID200000324008U
FM SECNAV WASHINGTON DC
INFO SECNAV WASHINGTON DC
CNO WASHINGTON DC
CMC WASHINGTON DC
MSGID/GENADMIN/SECNAV WASHINGTON DC/-/NOV//
SUBJ/IMPLEMENTATION OF EXECUTIVE ORDER ON COMBATING RACE AND SEX
NARR/REF A IS MEMO FROM OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET (OMB) PROVIDING
GUIDANCE ON TRAINING IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. REF B IS THE EXECUTIVE ORDER
(EO) ON COMBATING RACE AND SEX STEREOTYPING. REF C IS MEMO FROM OMB ENDING
EMPLOYEE TRAININGS THAT USE DIVISIVE PROPAGANDA TO UNDERMINE THE PRINCIPLE OF
FAIR AND EQUAL TREATMENT FOR ALL. REF D IS AN OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT
MEMO PROVIDING GENERAL GUIDANCE ON IMPLEMENTING THE EXECUTIVE ORDER ON
COMBATING RACE AND SEX STEREOTYPING. REF E IS SECRETARY OF DEFENSE MEMO
PROVIDING GUIDANCE ON IMPLEMENTATION OF EXECUTIVE ORDER ON COMBATING RACE AND
RMKS/1. This ALNAV provides guidance to Department of the Navy (DON)
personnel, employees, and commands on implementation of the EO on Combating
Race and Sex Stereotyping. In view of references (a) through (e), it is
imperative that we protect the DONs most valuable resource our people.
Reference (b) affirms the Federal Governments commitment to the fair and
equal treatment of all individuals before the law and expresses the policy
that the United States will not promote race and sex stereotyping.
2. In accordance with reference (e) and to ensure the DON is in compliance
with references (a) through (d), effective immediately:
a. The DON shall suspend all civilian and military personnel training
relating to diversity and inclusion.
b. I delegate my authority to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy
(Manpower and Reserve Affairs) (ASN (M&RA)), currently Performing the Duties
of the Under Secretary of the Navy (PTDO UNSECNAV), as our senior Department
official responsible to certify that the civilian and military training
curricula meet the standard of fair and equitable treatment of individuals,
in accordance with reference (b).
c. Prior to resuming civilian training, it must be reviewed and cleared
by the OPM for compliance with the EO and certified as compliant by the
Secretary of the Navy. The ASN (M&RA), PTDO UNSECNAV will submit all
requests for preclearance of civilian training to OPM via the Under Secretary
of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, and certify the training. Further
guidance directing the certification process for civilian training is
forthcoming by the Office of Civilian Human Resources.
d. Any expenditure by the DON on diversity and inclusion training for
civilian employees must be approved in advance by ASN (M&RA), PTDO UNSECNAV.
e. For military training, the Services are directed not to forward
training that is not compliant with the EO. Prior to resuming military
training, the Services shall submit their requests for certification to the
ASN (M&RA), PTDO UNSECNAV through the Office of the ASN (M&RA). The Services
request for training certification shall include the following information:
(1) Course name.
(2) Course description, syllabus, and agenda, as available.
(3) Whether the training is mandatory. If so, who or what directs
(4) Approximate number of Service Members trained.
(5) Frequency of training.
(6) Location of training.
(7) Approximate cost per training session.
(8) In addition to above information, annotate Service representative
(General/Flag Officers serving at the grade of O-9 or above) that
reviewed and certified the content of all military diversity and
inclusion training request are compliant with the EO.
f. Diversity and Inclusion training for military personnel shall not
resume until certified by ASN (M&RA), PTDO UNSECNAV.
g. Each grant issuing organization in the DON shall review its grant
programs and identify programs for which, as a condition of receiving such a
grant, DON may require the recipient to certify that federal funds will not
be used to promote concepts prohibited by the Executive Order.
h. Further guidance related to training provided by contractors is
forthcoming from the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research,
Development & Acquisition).
3. My primary points of contact in this matter are Ms. Kimberly Lane, (202)
685 -6210, firstname.lastname@example.org for civilian personnel training, and Ms.
Heather McIntosh-Braden, (703) 693-4489, email@example.com, for
4. Released by the Honorable Kenneth J. Braithwaite, Secretary of the