Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Washington State Proposes Consolidation of 5 Minority Affairs Offices

As part of Washington Governor Chris Gregoire's effort to increase governmental efficiency and reduce costs by consolidating state agencies and commissions, she has proposed creating a new state Office of Civil Rights, which would consolidate the functions of the following five agencies:
By consolidating these organizations, the governor expects to be able to cut 16 positions and save $1.4 million.

Under the proposal, many of OWMBE's functions - notably the State Minority & Women's Business Enterprise Certification and the Federal Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program - would be handled by a Business Certification & Assistance Division within the new Office of Civil Rights. 

The governor's office has released a policy brief on the proposed consolidation of services, including an organizational chart on the last page detailing the structure of the Office of Civil Rights.
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