We have real numbers and real stories that represent real people most effected by inequity and injustice.
What services does the Washington State Office of Equity provide?
- Provide standards for the collection, analysis, and reporting of population-specific data (often referred to as disaggregated data) to track population level outcomes of communities.
- Collaborate with internal and external partners and stakeholders to create statewide and agency-specific process and outcome measures to show performance, using outcome-based methodology to determine the effectiveness of agency programs and services on reducing disparities.
- Collaborate with internal and external partners and stakeholders to determine whether the performance measures established accurately measure the effectiveness of agency programs and services in the communities served.
- Provide population-specific demographic data on Washington state’s workforce for state agencies to use to facilitate strategic planning, analysis, and evaluation of progress made on equity goals.
- Collaborate with internal and external partners and stakeholders to identify and address barriers to equal employment opportunities.
- Collaborate with internal and external partners to ensure accurate collection and reporting of demographic workforce data.
- Provide technical assistance and consultation on analyses of the state’s workforce (e.g., addressing data assumptions, identifying appropriate benchmarks, data interpretation, etc.) using an equity lens and racial impact assessment.
- Provide demographic data on Washington state’s minority contracting spend.
- Collaborate with internal and external partners and stakeholders to identify and address barriers to increasing minority contracting spend.
- Provide state agency leaders, the Governor, legislators, and the public with demographic data related to claims of discrimination and costs for substantiated claims.
What are our primary data sources?
Primary data sources are yet to be identified.
Who are our partners?
Our team of soon-to-be analysts will partner internally with staff from the 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. We partner externally with staff from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to ensure our reporting meets federal standards.