Data

We have real numbers and real stories that represent real people most effected by inequity and injustice.

Math, science, and data can lead to equitable and just outcomes when equity is embedded in the data analysis framework. The Washington State Office of Equity is committed to using data systems that decolonize and disaggregate the structural and racial barriers to equity engrained in data. Our dedicated Data Analysts are armed with data that when coupled with real stories from the people impacted by the inequities and injustice all policymakers, decision-makers, and stakeholders to make real policy and budgetary decisions in real time to address real needs for real people. To learn more about our data equity work, visit equityinfo@wa.gov.

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Our team of Analysts translate decolonized, disaggregated demographic data into meaningful information that drives the state’s commitment to achieve equitable and just outcomes for everyone in Washington. Using quantitative tools to influence qualitative decision making, we tell the story of the people served across the state and the people who serve them within state government.  Our Analysts develop metrics, monitor trends, disseminate reports, and deliver presentations to educate state agencies, stakeholders, and impacted communities on trends in hires, separations, promotions, and minority contracting organized by variables such as race, ethnicity, sex, and disability status.

We work in partnership with Results WA, the Office of Financial Management, the Office of Minority & Women’s Business Enterprises, the Office of the Chief Information Officer,  and numerous other state agencies, workgroups, and interagency councils to receive and report relevant information that will influence equitable and just business decisions statewide and across state government.