WASHINGTON- The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday said it would create a new Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility to develop and drive a cohesive strategy across the department and its bureaus.

The office will be led by a senior career leader within Treasury, supporting employees of color, women, people with disabilities, military members and veterans, and members of the LGBTQ+ community, Treasury said.

Treasury also released its equity action plan, as mandated by the executive order on racial equity issued by President Joe Biden on his first day in office.

(Reporting by Andrea Shalal Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)