Office of Equity & Economic Inclusion

About the Office of Equity & Economic Inclusion

To further solidify our commitment to equity, SDOT has established the Office of Equity and Economic Inclusion (OEEI) within the department.

The Office of Equity and Economic Inclusion (OEEI) is responsible for leading the strategic vision and leadership in the planning, promotion and advancement of equity and diversity, and leads SDOT to measurable improvements. OEEI promotes and upholds equity at SDOT through internal advocacy, partnership with the SDOT Change Team, and the portfolios of WMBE and Contracting Equity, Race and Social Justice Initiative, Transportation Equity, EEO, and Title VI. OEEI is located in the Director's Office.

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The Office of Equity and Economic Inclusion (OEEI) includes:

Women Minority Owned Businesses (WMBE): Supports opportunities for women and minority owned businesses (WMBEs) within department contracts.

Race and Social Justice initiative (RSJI) :
The Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI) is the City's commitment to eliminate racial disparities and achieve racial equity in Seattle (EEO.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO): We have a strong commitment to our employees and the diverse community we serve. Our goal is to partner with communities to build a racially equitable and socially just transportation system. Ensuring equal employment opportunity is an ongoing process, and not a static "point in time" evaluation. We will continue to hold ourselves accountable to our ongoing commitment for an equitable and safe workplace.

Transportation Equity: This program provides safe, environmentally sustainable, accessible, and affordable transportation options that support communities of color, low-income communities, immigrant and refugee communities, people with disabilities, people experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity, LGTBQ people, women and girls, youth, and seniors to thrive in place in vibrant and healthy communities, and mitigate racial disparities and the effects of displacement.

Title VI:  The City of Seattle operates its programs, services, employment, contracting, or activities without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, sex, age, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, and applicable federal and local laws.  Additionally, the City of Seattle prohibits discrimination in providing programs, services, or activities based on sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, ancestry, political ideology, honorably discharged veteran or military status, participation in a Section 8 program, mother breastfeeding her child, and use of a service animal  in public places, city employment, and contracting.

Want to know more about Title VI? Our Office for Civil Rights has more information on what Title VI covers how to file a Title VI complaint, and how the process works.

Notice of rights
City of Seattle Title VI Plan
Complaint Process 
File a Complaint 
2019 Annual Title VI Update & Accomplishment Report 
2020 Annual Title VI Update  & Accomplishment Report
2014-2017 Title VI Report to the Federal Transit Administration 
2016-2020 EEO Plan

Contractors and Consultants
We rely on consultants to perform a variety of highly specialized services. If you are a consultant who needs information about the consultant contracting process, visit the City Purchasing and Contracting Services web site.

Key Resources

eBid Exchange: This site provides information regarding construction contracting opportunities at SDOT, as well as Seattle Public Utilities and Seattle City Light.

Daily Journal of Commerce: Official City of Seattle and SDOT Advertisement for Bid Notices are published in the DJC.

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