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Staff Diversity

Diverse Faculty & Staff

The University of Washington is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff. The Office of Staff Diversity supports this effort by partnering with non-UW community organizations to advertise job postings and creating a pipeline of applicants. Additionally, we assist with retention efforts by providing support to the faculty/staff Affinity Groups and by keeping abreast of employment trends to implement programs and services that meet the needs of diverse faculty and staff. Our work is guided by best practices and the UW Diversity Blueprint.

Affinity Groups

Affinity groups are supported by the UW to advance recruitment and retention efforts. Organizations in higher education and the corporate sector have used affinity groups to build community and improve recruitment and retention of diverse talent. If you are interested in building community or fostering connections with other faculty and staff at the UW, we invite you to get involved with one of our faculty and staff affinity groups.

The Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D) and UW Human Resources (UWHR) partner to support employee affinity groups at the University of Washington. Affinity groups are open to all UW employees.

Staff Diversity Hiring Toolkit

This toolkit is intended to be one of many resources for hiring managers to consult as they seek to increase their outreach efforts and build an inclusive applicant pool.