The mission of the West Virginia Equal Employment Opportunity Office is to prevent and eliminate unlawful employment discrimination and to promote diversity in West Virginia State government by concentrating on the following:
Communication: To improve channels through which persons, regardless of race, religion, color, sex, disability, ancestry, age, national origin or other protected status, communicate in the workplace.
Collaboration: To build strong collaborations between all state agencies and institutions of higher learning.
Education: To educate state employees on discrimination prevention, appreciation of diversity and the discrimination complaint procedure.
Direction: To connect communities and explore strategies for racial and social equality and to take proactive steps to remedy the effects of past discrimination by promoting affirmative action in state government.