Human Rights Commission

Administers and enforces the Washington Law Against Discrimination and eliminates discrimination through fair application of law, efficient use of resources, and establishment of productive partnerships. It prohibits discriminatory practices in the areas of employment, places of public resort, accommodation, amusement in real estate transactions, and credit and insurance transactions based on race, creed, color, national origin, families with children, and such. The commission investigates civil rights complaints and provides education and training opportunities throughout the state.
Board Website
Policy AreaGeneral Government
Governor Appointments5
Total Board Positions5
Statutory AuthorityRCW 49.60.050
Public Disclosure Required?Yes
Senate Confirmation Required?Yes
Compensation$100 in person meeting; $50 by phone; plus per diem
Term Length (years)5
Statutory Term Limits
Member Requirements: None specified by law.