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Washington State University Office for Equal Opportunity

EEO/AA Compliance

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Compliance

The Office for Equal Opportunity (OEO) carries out monitoring activities to ensure WSU is in compliance with state and federal equal employment opportunity and affirmative action laws.

  • OEO develops WSU’s affirmative action plan.
  • OEO audits WSU environment for posters, materials, and activities that violate WSU’s discrimination and sexual harassment policy.
  • OEO communicates with state and federal government agencies regarding compliance, audits, and reporting.

The following are excerpts from WSU’s 2015-2017 Affirmative Action Plans.  This information is based on data from the fall of the prior year (ex. 2017 goals analysis utilizes data from Fall 2016).

2017 WSU Faculty Underutilization/Goals Analysis Summary

2017 WSU Job Group Underutilization/Goals Analysis Summary

2018 WSU Faculty Utilization/Goals Analysis Summary

2018 WSU Job Group Utilization/Goals Summary

2019 WSU Job Group Utilization/Goals Summary

Departmental staff responsible for recruitment outreach activities should look for the goals information listed within the Applicant Tracking System (OPDRS).  If you have questions about the goals analysis please contact OEO or your HRS Consultant.

You can also find general employee demographic statistics at Institutional Research


WSU Human Resource Services (HRS) provides information on WSU’s Strategic Plan to recruit, retain, and advance a diverse intellectual mix of faculty, staff, and students, including women and those from underrepresented groups.   For more information, visit the WSU Strategic Plan. HRS also provides tools and best practices for outreach and recruitment.  For more information, visit the Recruitment Toolkit. 

All documents are available in alternate accessible formats upon request.

What to Know:

To take the WSU Employee Demographic Information Survey, please contact our office or visit the below link:

WSU Employee Demographic Information Survey 

For questions about the survey, please contact our office or visit the below link:

FAQ for Collection of Personal Demographic Information