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​The Oregon Department of Human Services’ (ODHS) Office of Equity and Multicultural Services (OEMS) is responsible for:

  • Service Equity– ensuring ODHS’ programs are available to all qualified Oregonians.

  • Workforce Diver​sity and Inclusion– supporting a work culture where the uniqueness of all people is welcomed and valued.​


The Office of Equity and Multicultural Services (OEMS) advances the mission of the Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) by leading and empowering the agency to integrate equity, diversity, and inclusion into everything we do.


Every individual and community has dignity, respect and full measure of human rights.