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Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion Policy

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy Statement (PDF)

The Department of Social and Health Services is an agency committed to diversity. Our main goal is to create an environment of mutual respect, tolerance and equal opportunity to all persons we serve without regard to race, color, sex, religion, creed, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, disabled veteran, Vietnam era veteran, recently separated veteran and other protected veterans status or the presence of any physical, sensory or mental disability.*

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*WAC 357-01-005 - Affected Groups: "Those groups that must be included in affirmative action plans and updates and who may be beneficiaries of affirmative action programs. Affected groups include: Blacks, Asians, Pacific Islanders, Hispanics/Latinos, American Indians/Alaska Natives, women, persons age 40 and over, persons with disabilities, Vietnam-era veterans and disabled veterans. Employers must use the most current federal definitions and categories in their plans and updates."


Additional Resources

For civil rights complaints:

  • Contact 1-800-521-8060 for Investigations and Reasonable Accommodations

Compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act


Brochure – Promoting Safety for GLBTQ People
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