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A federal study assessing equity in government practices has identified major barriers preventing historically underserved communities from accessing benefits and services in federal programs. Shalanda Young, acting director of the Office of Management and Budget, submitted a report to President Joe Biden last week after studying methods for assessing how the federal government can advance equity with respect to race, gender identity and income, among other factors, as outlined in an executive order signed earlier this year.

Keywords: equity, government, underserved communities, federal programs

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