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. The Human Resources Investigative Unit (HIRU) is an independent investigative unit. HRIU was created in response to the City of Seattle employees' request for a fair and trusted investigations group with no connection to other in-house Human Resources departments or managers in their divisions. Want to learn more about the investigative process? HIRU has more information on the complaint process, alternative dispute resolution and much more.

2016-2020 EEO Plan

Transportation Equity: This program provides department-wide policy and strategic advisement on equitable, safe, environmentally sustainable, accessible, and affordable transportation systems that support Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities, low-income populations, people living with disabilities, and other communities historically and currently underinvested in by government. The program's principles center on building community trust through engagement and accountability, eliminating racial disparities, and mitigating the effects of displacement from transportation inequities. 

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.

City of Seattle Antidiscrimination Policy
City of Seattle Title VI Plan and Notice of Rights
Complaint Process 
File a Complaint 

Title VI Annual Reports

2019 Annual Title VI Update & Accomplishment Report 
2020 Annual Title VI Update & Accomplishment Report
2021 Annual Title VI Update & Accomplishment Report

2022 Annual Title VI Update & Accomplishment Report and Attachments 

2023 Annual Title VI Update & Accomplishment Report and Attachments 

2017-2020 Title VI Report to the Federal Transit Administration Report and Attachments

2020-2023 Title VI Report to the Federal Transit Administration Report and Attachments 

2024 City of Seattle Title VI Plan (Updated February 20, 2024)

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.

City of Seattle Employment

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Greg Spotts, Director
Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 3800, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 34996, Seattle, WA, 98124-4996
Phone: (206) 684-7623

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The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is on a mission to deliver a transportation system that provides safe and affordable access to places and opportunities for everyone as we work to achieve our vision of Seattle as a thriving, equitable community powered by dependable transportation.