Inslee signs Executive Order for Equity in Public Contracting and announces intention to rescind Directive 98-01 | Governor Jay Inslee – Governor Jay Inslee – DC Initiative on Racial Equity
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Gov. Jay Inslee made two announcements today related to breaking down systemic barriers around race and increasing equity.

First, he issued a new executive order on Equity in Public Contracting (EO 22-01) and announced he would rescind Directive 98-01.

“Washington’s diversity is our greatest strength, and it is only by leveling the playing field that it becomes possible for all Washingtonians to thrive and live healthy and successful lives,” Inslee said. “Today’s announcements are systemic changes that are designed to break down barriers that have kept too many Washingtonians on the sidelines for too long.”

Executive Order 22-01 for Equity in Public Contracting

EO 22-01 requires executive and small cabinet agencies to adopt the best practices in the toolkit, and

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