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Diversity and inclusion at the State of Iowa!

Diversity, Affirmative Action & Equal Employment Opportunity

"It is the policy of this state to provide equal opportunity in state employment to all persons. An individual shall not be denied equal access to state employment opportunities because of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or physical or mental disability.  It also is the policy of this state to apply affirmative action measures to correct deficiencies in the state employment system where those remedies are appropriate. This policy shall be construed broadly to effectuate its purposes" (Iowa Code Section 19B.2).

State of Iowa EEO, AA, and Anti-Discrimination Policy

Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity

Executive Branch Annual Affirmative Action Report

Performance & Development Solutions (PDS) On-Demand Training

The State of Iowa offers our employees the following courses:

  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action: Making the Most of Your Workforce
  • Preventing Sexual Harassment for Employees
  • Preventing Sexual Harassment for Supervisors
  • Diversity Training for Employees
  • Diversity Training for Managers and Supervisors

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: Enforces Federal Laws Protecting You From Discrimination in Employment

Diversity at Iowa in numbers

State of Iowa by gender:

  • 56% female

  • 44% male

State of Iowa by ethnicity:

  • 3.27% Black / African American

  • 3.29% Hispanic / Latino

  • 1.83% Asian

  • 0.89% Two or more races

  • 2.26% Other ethnicities

  • 88.46% White

State of Iowa by generation:

  • 7.97%  Generation Z 

  • 30.66% Generation Y/Millennials 

  • 43.38% Generation X

  • 17.99% Baby Boomers+