Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

UW Staff Demographic Baseline Report

The UW Staff Demographic Baseline Report focuses on data points for select staff employment categories and includes contextual information about each unique data set. The aggregate data presented reflects the staff population as of November 9, 2020, and terminations and hires from July 2019 through June 2020. Questions about the report? Email podoe@uw.edu.

View the report (updated Dec. 16, 2020)

Frequently asked questions

Why is this called baseline data and what is UWHR’s intentions for producing this report?
We intend to build upon this effort and use this foundational data to track trends within our populations.

What is the difference between “did not provide data” and “declined to disclose”?
“Declined to disclose” suggests that the employee was given (or made) the choice to opt out of including their ethnicity or race information in Workday. “Did not provide data” suggests the employee didn’t indicate their ethnicity in Workday.

Why do we include sex with binary options rather than gender in our data?
The UW collects binary sex data for healthcare and federal reporting purposes and therefore that is what is available for this report. UWHR is working in partnership with other UW offices to collect and eventually may be able to report on gender data. That work is early in development and will continue to evolve.

Will there be more information be added about union affiliation?
More information related to the unions will be included in the next iteration to be delivered in the autumn 2021.

Is my unit-level or org-level report available?
UWHR will release org-level reports to organization leaders and will coordinate this release in the coming months. Unit-level data isn’t available.

Where can I find more information about the University’s plans to support diversity, equity, and inclusion in response to this baseline data report?
Action plans and next steps will follow. Please see the additional resources included in the Report Overview section.

How does the UW compare to local/state/national demographics?
Local data about race and ethnicity is referenced in the Race & Ethnicity Across Data Sets section of the report. You can find additional national and  regional census data online.

Who may access this baseline report?
This information is publicly available on UWHR website.