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Updated EEO Poster for Executive Branch Agencies

The Office of Workforce Engagement’s D&I team has created new Equal Employment Opportunity Posters to reflect our state EEO Complaint Process. The new posters are intended to further educate employees on EEO protected categories and covered employment practices, as well as inform them of their EEO rights. State employees can also learn more about the resources and services available to them through our Office.

Agencies should remind employees and managers that employment discrimination is illegal and remind them of all relevant state and federal laws that prohibit employment discrimination. Executive Branch Agencies are expected to print, share and display these posters throughout their workplaces where they can be accessed and viewed by employees and/or applicants. Here is a link to the poster file. O.W.E will display posters throughout the James Monroe Building.

Our Vision

Be a high-performing state workforce that capitalizes on its diversity, purposely embraces not only its collective mixture of differences, but recognizes and values the differences and the power of inclusion, and empowers all employees to deliver the best public service.

Our Mission

To strive to become a workforce that is reflective of the population it serves and recognized as the “employer of choice for all” in state government for recruiting, retaining, and sustaining a ready, diverse, and highly-skilled workforce. We will ensure that policies and practices support an inclusive culture, not only in a manner that complies with all applicable laws, but also fosters an environment in which every individual has the opportunity to prosper and contribute to the mission of their agency.

Our Commitment

The Diversity and Inclusion Unit within the Office of Workforce Engagement will continuously work towards a path forward in achieving a sustainable transformative workplace where subtle, overt, interpersonal and formal discrimination becomes a thing of the past. The path forward will enable us to consciously audit HR processes from talent acquisition to talent off-boarding and remove barriers that prevent state government to progress from non-compliance to “employer of choice for all”.
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Governor's Executive Order Number One (2018)

The Office of Diversity, Opportunity, and Inclusion enforces Governor's Executive Order Number One (2018), which prohibits discrimination against state government employees and applicants for state government employment.

Executive Order Number One (2018) also prohibits retaliation against those individuals filing a discrimination complaint, participating in the complaint process, or opposing a discriminatory practice.

 Protected bases include:

  • Race
  • Color
  • National Origin and/or Ethnicity
  • Sex (including Pregnancy)
  • Religion
  • Age
  • Disability
  • Genetic Information
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Gender Identity or Expression
  • Veteran’s Status
  • Political Affiliation