The Oregon Employment Department fosters fairness, equity, and inclusion
to maintain a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, veteran status, disability, or status as a victim of domestic violence, harassment, sexual assault, or stalking. This policy applies to every aspect of our employment practices, including recruitment, hiring, retention, promotion, and training. A goal of the Oregon Employment Department is to become an employer of choice for individuals of all backgrounds and promote an inclusive workplace culture that encourages diversity and allows employees to excel.
Sponsored by the Director, the Equity and Inclusion Council is a 15-member employee group that provides a wide range of policy recommendations to the Executive Team and learning opportunities to the entire Employment Department. It envisions the Employment Department as a
workplace where individual strengths are recognized and appreciated and all employees are encouraged to contribute.