Report | Dec. 31, 2020

Evaluation of Department of Defense Compliance With Executive Order 13950, “Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping” (DODIG-2021-044)


Publicly Released: January 5, 2020



The objective of this evaluation was to review and assess DoD compliance with the requirements of Executive Order (EO) 13950, “Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping.” Specifically, we focused our evaluation on DoD compliance with the agency requirements in Sections 3 through 7 of EO 13950.

On September 22, 2020, the President issued EO 13950, “Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping,” stating that the fair and equal treatment of individuals is an inviolable principle that must be maintained in the Federal workplace. EO 13950 also states that it is the policy of the United States to not promote race or sex stereotyping or scapegoating in the Federal workforce or in the Uniformed Services and to not allow grant funds to be used for those purposes. EO 13950 requires agencies’ diversity and inclusion efforts to be consistent with principles of fair and equal treatment and defines types of divisive concepts.

This special report provides the results of the Department of Defense (DoD) Office of Inspector General’s evaluation of DoD compliance with Executive Order 13950, “Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping,” September 22, 2020. We conducted this evaluation from October 2020 through December 2020 in accordance with the “Quality Standards for Inspections and Evaluations,” published in January 2012 by the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency.


This report is the result of Proj. No. D2021-DEV0SO-0027.000.