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Bureau of Affirmative Action

The Division of Personnel Management, Bureau of Affirmative Action (DPM/BAA) is a policy development and compliance unit. The mission of DPM/BAA, as set forth in Section 230.04(9)(f), Wis. Stats., is to advise and assist the DPM Administrator, the DPM Director of the Bureau of Merit Recruitment and Selection, and agency heads in the development of policies and programs that are designed to ensure appropriate affirmative action in state employment.

The function of DPM/BAA is not to conduct investigations into specific allegations of discrimination, harrassment, retailiation or other employment matters.   Nor is it to provide guidance to individual employees regarding such matters.  If you need assistance regarding concerns you have in these areas related to your employment, please contact one of the following:

  • Your agency equal opportunity or affirmative action officer.
  • The Equal Rights Division (ERD) of the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development: 608-266-6860,
  • The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC): 1-800-669-4000,
  •  The State of Wisconsin Bureau of Affirmative Action has many resources for reference.  Please click on the links below for more information:


Telecommunication Administration

AA Officers

BCN Network

AA Plans and Certification

BAA Forms/Bulletins

IT Security

Balanced Panel 

GIO Office

EEO/AA Resources

Reports for Affirmative Action Programs  


State Council on Affirmative Action/Diversity Awards

Statewide AAAC Meetings