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The state of Washington is committed to an inclusive environment where all employees are treated with respect, are valued, and have the opportunity to contribute to their fullest potential. Diversity, equal employment opportunity, and affirmative action are key to creating an inclusive work environment.

Workforce diversity program

Find out how OFM is coordinating workforce diversity strategies for state agencies, boards and commissions, and find links to resources related to diversity.

Diversity management

Resources for HR staff and managers on how to build a case for diversity at your workplace, recruit a diverse candidate pool, measure diversity, and manage cultural change.

Veterans in state government

Information for HR staff on how to increase employment opportunities for transitioning military service members in Washington state.

Persons with disabilities in state government

How to create an accessible and inclusive work environment, address under-reporting of persons with disabilities, get guidance on identifying essential functions, and information on the Supported Employment in State Government program.

Equal employment opportunity

How equal employment opportunity connects with diversity management and affirmative action.

Affirmative action

Links to federal regulations and state laws requiring affirmative action and non-discrimination, and information on reporting requirements for state agencies.