President Biden's Executive Order 14057 on catalyzing American clean energy industries and jobs through Federal sustainability and accompanying Federal Sustainability Plan (collectively referred to as "The Federal Sustainability Plan") outlines an ambitious path to mainstream sustainability within the Federal workforce. The Plan's elements build internal capacity through engagement, education, and training on Federal sustainability, climate adaptation, and environmental stewardship. Federal agencies also will incorporate sustainability and climate adaptation into their human capital planning, including optimal staffing, training, and associated resources.
Federal agencies will foster a culture of sustainability and climate action across all disciplines and functions and encourage outstanding performance, including incorporation of sustainability objectives in the performance plans of agency executives, managers, and staffs, where appropriate.
Federal agencies will integrate achievement of sustainability goals and climate adaptation and resilience into agency human capital planning to ensure they have the staff, training, and resources to effectively meet Federal Sustainability Plan goals.
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) will identify opportunities for including or expanding environmental sustainability and climate adaptation training content in existing Federal training programs, including OPM leadership training programs, as well as strategies for incorporating sustainability into performance plans.
Agencies will develop strategies, identify relevant programs, and outline actions to bolster employee engagement and training to meet goals. Training will include the subject of equity in climate resiliency and sustainability.