Equal opportunity home

We are committed to ensuring all groups have access to working with us and provide the tools needed to help facilitate this need.

Anti-Racism Policy and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Planning Executive Order 1119 (pdf 271 kb)

Strategic Planning Listening Sessions & Organizational Equity Readiness Baseline Assessment (pdf 1.31 mb)

WSDOT Equity Study (pdf 11 mb) 
Equity Study Frequently Asked Questions (pdf 126 kb)

Women in the Transportation Industry Ten Percent in Ten Years Pledge (pdf 161 kb)

Looking for Contract Compliance?

Regular Dealer List (doc 99 kb)

Payments Reporting


Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Fostering a diverse workplace that represents the communities we serve.

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
Ensures a level playing field and fosters equal opportunity for firms owned and operated by disadvantaged individuals on USDOT-funded contracts and procurements.

Under 49 CFR 29.11, The Washington State Department of Transportation is required to maintain information on the firms that bid on WSDOT projects or projects administered by other local agencies with pass-through federal funding. The Bidder's List Survey should take less than five minutes to complete and will help ensure we have the most current information for this requirement.

Program information

Washington State Airports Disparity Study 2019

2017 Disparity Study

Equal Employment Opportunity Contract Compliance (EEO)
Conducts Contract Compliance Reviews on projects with federal aid funds associated to them.

Federal Small Business Enterprise (SBE)
Increases race-neutral (or voluntary) DBE participation and small business utilization in general.

Minority, Small, Veteran and Women’s Business Enterprises (MSVWBE)
Washington State Program designed to increase opportunities for minority, small, veteran and women owned firms interested in doing business with WSDOT.

Pre-Apprenticeship & Supportive Services Grant Program (PASS Program)
The PASS Program provides funding for specific supportive services and pre-apprenticeship training for females, minorities and socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.

On-The-Job Training Support Services – Highway Construction Trades Scholarships
This scholarship aims to help female, minority or socially/economically disadvantaged Washington State residents gain access into jobs related to highway construction.

Title VI: Nondiscrimination in Federally Assisted Programs
Ensures all management, staff, contractors, local agencies, and service beneficiaries are aware of the provisions of Title VI and the responsibilities associated with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Tribal Employment Rights Ordinance (TERO)
Employers operating near or on reservations must give preference to qualified Native Americans for work, contracting or other business. Each tribal nation has a TERO office running a program to help.