President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team sent shockwaves through the U.S. State Department this week with an unusual memo seeking details and the positions of those working on programs that advocate for women and promote gender equality.

The memo was leaked to the New York Times on Thursday, and the newspaper reported that it disturbed even senior officials. The memo followed a similar request to the Department of Energy, which sought the names of those working on climate change. Fearing a “climate purge,” the agency refused to provide any names.

The New York Times described the latest memo:

The Los Angeles Times noted that the memo also sought information on “gender-related staffing, programming, and funding.” State Department employees told the New York Times that the language “could also refer to programs focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues, though the memo did not refer specifically to them.”

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