Polis signs order to diversify Colorado state government

Colorado News

DENVER (AP) — Amid the backdrop of the nation’s reckoning over racial inequities, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis on Thursday signed an executive order he says is designed to diversify state government and create policies to promote equality and inclusion.

The order affects all state agencies. Among other measures, it addresses hiring procedures and mandatory training on “implicit bias, historical injustices and trauma.” Government officials will work with the Colorado Equity Alliance _ a public-private partnership _ to create a way to judge progress and report annually to the governor.

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