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Racial Equity Training

The Washington State Attorney General’s Office (AGO) is an independent constitutional office and legal counsel to the State of Washington. The AGO is the largest public law office in the State with more than 1300 attorneys and professional staff who work in 27 separate legal divisions located in twelve different cities across the State. The AGO’s mission is to provide excellent, independent, and ethical legal services to the State of Washington and protect the rights of its people. This includes providing legal services to more than 230 state agencies, boards and commissions. 

The AGO is committed to having a workplace that is anti-racist, fostering an atmosphere that is respectful, inclusive and welcoming. Our Core Leadership Team, which consists of the Attorney General and agency leadership at the Director and Deputy level, recently completed several months of racial equity training. As a result, the AGO recently made the following anti-racist commitment:

The Office of the Attorney General is committed to recognizing, addressing, and eradicating all forms of racism within the scope of its work and operations. Conversations about race require courage, respect, and compassion. We recognize that when we enter into these conversations, we may not always be comfortable and may need to lean into the discomfort. As an agency that strives to be anti-racist, it is our goal to identify, discuss, and challenge racial inequity in the workplace and the impact it has on our employees, and, within our authority, combat racism that impacts the people of the State of WashingtonIn addition to this commitment, the AGO updated our core values to include anti-racism and fostering a culture of belonging. The following are the updated core values:

We will promote a collegial, diverse, inclusive, and anti-racist workplace that values, respects, and supports all of our employees.

We will foster a culture of belonging that upholds the dignity of every employee in the agency.

The AGO is issuing this Request for Proposal (RFP) to solicit proposals to provide training to more of our staff to build racial equity awareness and knowledge that will assist in racially equitable decision-making and support the AGO’s commitment to being an anti-racist organization. The AGO reserves the right to award multiple contracts. The specific services to be performed and the specifications, if any, are set forth in Attachment A – Statement of Work. Neither the release of this solicitation document, nor the execution of any resulting Contract(s) obligates the AGO to make any purchases.

Closing Date: 
Friday, December 17, 2021
Washington State Office of the Attorney General
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