Affirmative action


Executive branch agencies with 100 or more employees must submit their affirmative action reports in the diversity section of the HR Management Report. Affirmative action availability and utilization data, segmented by job group, is provided to agencies prior to October of each year. 

Agencies that wish to conduct a more detailed availability and utilization analysis may continue to do so. However, the detailed analysis should not be submitted as part of the report.

Agencies that don't participate in the HR Management Report will still be provided data and should respond to the questions.

Small agencies supported by the DES Small Agency Services Program

Small agencies with fewer than 100 employees will not be required to submit affirmative action plans or updates. 


WAC 357-25-025 requires agencies to maintain policies on affirmative action and equal opportunity, reasonable accommodation, and sexual harassment:

  • The employer's affirmative action and equal employment opportunity policy statement must be reviewed and approved by the head of the agency, institution, or related higher education board each year.
  • The policy statements on sexual harassment and reasonable accommodation must be updated as needed.
Last updated
Wednesday, April 19, 2023
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