Equity and justice for all, now and for the generations to come.
Washington State Commitments
Washington understands that equity, diversity, and belonging are critical public service imperatives that inspire its 60,000+ talented, actively engaged public servants to provide a superior customer experience in a way that equitably serves all Washingtonians.
Accordingly, the state is deeply committed to protecting the civil and human rights of its public service workforce, as well as the civil and human rights of the millions of Washingtonians who visit state agencies seeking help to live, work, play, eat, learn, drive and thrive.
A variety of Commissions, Business Resource Groups, and affinity groups are deeply committed to fostering a public service culture where equity, belonging, and equal employment opportunity is a reality for all state employees and the people they serve.
The newly created Washington State Office of Equity (the Office) partners with stakeholders, both within and outside of state government, to advance equity and justice for all in public service delivery, leading the state toward becoming a truly transformed government enterprise—one that embeds equity and justice into every action, and where doing so is simply the way state government works.
I firmly believe Washington will be an anti-racist state, and I will be taking actions that hold our state to that commitment. …We need our policies and budget to reflect our dedication toward disrupting the harmful systemic cycle of racism and inequity.Governor Jay Inslee
|2021||February 18, 2021||Inslee names Karen A. Johnson, PhD, director of new state Office of Equity|
|2019-2020||Washington State Office of Equity Task Force|