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HB 1783 - Establishes the Washington State Office of Equity - Washington Key Vote

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Title: Establishes the Washington State Office of Equity

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with senate amendments and pass a bill that establishes the Washington state office of equity.

Highlights:

 

  • Establishes the office of equity for the purpose of promoting access to equitable opportunities and resources that reduce disparities across state government agencies (Sec 3). 

  • Specifies that the office of equity will be overseen by a director, who is chosen by the governor with the approval of the senate (Sec 4). 

  • Authorizes the office of equity to assist agencies in applying an equity lens in agency decision making, program development, and policy development (Sec 5).

  • Authorizes the office of equity to provide assistance and training to agencies on maintaining a diverse, inclusive, and culturally sensitive workforce (Sec 5). 

  • Establishes an outcome based methodology to determine the effectiveness of programs and services on reducing disparities (Sec 5).

  • Establishes an online performance dashboard to publish state performance measures and outcomes (Sec 5).

  • Requires the office of equity to publish performance reports of agencies in meeting the standards and objectives set forth by the office of equity (Sec 5). 

  • Establishes a community advisory board to advise the office of equity on its priorities (Sec 6). 

  • Requires each agency to designate a diversity, equity, and inclusion liaison to serve as the liaison between the office of equity and the agency (Sec 7). 

  • Requires each agency to submit a diversity, equity, and inclusion plan to the office of equity (Sec 7). 

  • Specifies that this act takes effect on July 1, 2020 (Sec 11).

See How Your Politicians Voted

Title: Establishes the Washington State Office of Equity

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to amend and pass a bill that establishes the Washington state office of equity.

Highlights:

 

  • Establishes the office of equity for the purpose of promoting access to equitable opportunities and resources that reduce disparities across state government agencies (Sec 3). 

  • Specifies that the office of equity will be overseen by a director, who is chosen by the governor with the approval of the senate (Sec 4). 

  • Authorizes the office of equity to assist agencies in applying an equity lens in agency decision making, program development, and policy development (Sec 5).

  • Authorizes the office of equity to provide assistance and training to agencies on maintaining a diverse, inclusive, and culturally sensitive workforce (Sec 5). 

  • Establishes an outcome based methodology to determine the effectiveness of programs and services on reducing disparities (Sec 5).

  • Establishes an online performance dashboard to publish state performance measures and outcomes (Sec 5).

  • Requires the office of equity to publish performance reports of agencies in meeting the standards and objectives set forth by the office of equity (Sec 5). 

  • Establishes a community advisory board to advise the office of equity on its priorities (Sec 6). 

  • Requires each agency to designate a diversity, equity, and inclusion liaison to serve as the liaison between the office of equity and the agency (Sec 7). 

  • Requires each agency to submit a diversity, equity, and inclusion plan to the office of equity (Sec 7). 

  • Specifies that this act takes effect on July 1, 2020 (Sec 11).

Title: Establishes the Washington State Office of Equity

Title: Establishes the Washington State Office of Equity

Title: Establishes the Washington State Office of Equity

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