Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Nondiscrimination and harassment resources

Last updated: September 22, 2023

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.

UnionCBA Article
American Federation of TeachersArticle 5 Non-discrimination
United Auto Workers – ASEsArticle 20 Non-discrimination and Harassment
United Auto Workers – PostdocsArticle 16 – Non-discrimination and Harassment
Resident and Fellow Physician UnionArticle 20 Non-Discrimination
Inlandboatmen’s UnionPreamble
SAG-AFTRAArticle 3 Non-Discrimination and Diversity
SEIU 925Article 2 Nondiscrimination
SEIU 925 IHMEArticle 2 Non-Discrimination
SEIU 925 LibrariesArticle 2 Non-Discrimination
SEIU 1199Article 2 Nondiscrimination
SEIU 1199 UWMC NorthwestArticle 5 Employment Practices
SEIU 1199 Research / Hall HealthArticle 2 Nondiscrimination
Teamsters 117Article 2 Non-Discrimination
Teamsters 117 Print PlantArticle 2 Nondiscrimination/Affirmative Action
UAW Research Scientist EngineersArticle 21 Non-Discrimination and Harassment
WFSE MasterArticle 2 Non-Discrimination
WFSE Police ManagementArticle 2 Nondiscrimination
WSNA MontlakeArticle 2 Nondiscrimination
WSNA NorthwestArticle 5 Employment Practices

Nondiscrimination posting requirements

As a federal contractor, the UW is required to post the “Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal” notice 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.

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