"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

State of Iowa Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Anti-Discrimination Policy

Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity

Executive Branch Annual Affirmative Action Report: Fiscal Year 2023 Report on the Condition of Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Multi-cultural Programs in State Government and Fiscal Year 2024 Plan 

U.S.Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Enforces Federal Laws Protecting You From Discrimination in Employment: Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal

State Agency Resources

DAS Performance & Development Solutions (PDS) On-Demand Training

The following courses are available at any time through the State of Iowa Learning Management System (LMS):

  • 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

Other Resources