Nondiscrimination and harassment
University of Washington Executive Order 31, collective bargaining agreement nondiscrimination articles, and other policies are in place to support an inclusive and equitable work environment for all employees.
UW Executive Order 31
In order to promote an environment that fosters respect for all members of the University community, UW Executive Order 31 – Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action prohibits discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. All employees have responsibilities under EO 31.
Collective bargaining agreements
UW’s collective bargaining agreements build on EO 31 and include other nondiscrimination language collectively bargained with the unions:
- American Federation of Teachers – Article 5 Non-Discrimination
- United Auto Workers – Academic Student Employees (ASEs) – Article 20 – Non-discrimination and Harassment
- United Auto Workers – Postdoctoral Employees (Postdocs) – Article 16 – Non-discrimination and Harassment
- UW Housestaff Association — Article 20 Non-Discrimination
- Inlandboatmen’s Union — Preamble
- Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) — Article 3 – Non-Discrimination and Diversity
- Service Employees International Union 925 – Article 2 – Nondiscrimination
- Service Employees International Union 1199 – Article 2 – Nondiscrimination
- Service Employees International Union 1199 Northwest Campus – Article 5 — Employment Practices
- Service Employees International Union 1199 Research / Hall Health – Article 2 – Nondiscrimination
- Teamsters 117 – Article 2 – Non-Discrimination
- Teamsters 117 Print Plant Craft Employees – Article 2 – Nondiscrimination/Affirmative Action
- WA Federation of State Employees Master – Article 2 – Non-Discrimination
- WA Federation of State Employees Police Management – Article 2 – Nondiscrimination
- WA State Nurses Association – Montlake – Article 2 – Nondiscrimination
Nondiscrimination posting requirements
As a federal contractor, the UW is required to post the “EEO is the Law” and other posters to inform applicants and employees of the contractor’s nondiscrimination and equal opportunity obligations. Information about required posting places and links to posters themselves are available on the workplace posters webpage.
Report a concern
Employees with concerns about behavior that may violate UW policies prohibiting discrimination and harassment can find reporting options and other resources on our complaint resolution webpage.
Contribute to the University’s understanding of the diverse experiences of our faculty, staff, and students by reporting incidents of bias through the University’s bias reporting tool. Reports can be submitted anonymously. Data from submitted reports helps to inform future educational and prevention efforts.