5. Data Leadership & Governance


In 2020, the Washington State Legislature established the Washington State Office of Equity, which is housed within the Governor’s Office. The office will provide a unified vision around equity for all state agencies with the goal of reframing state government to work in a way that bridges opportunity gaps and reduces disparities to improve equitable and just outcomes for state residents. The Office of Equity Director will establish standards for the collection, analysis, and reporting of disaggregated data pertaining to tracking population-level outcomes of communities, create outcome measures to determine the effectiveness of agency programs and services on reducing disparities, and identify additional subcategories in workforce data for disaggregation to track disparities in public employment.

Issue Areas: Economic Mobility, Equity