​Diverse Workforce

The State of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer seeking a diverse and talented workforce. Veterans, women, people of color, LGBTQIA+, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities.​​

Disabled Expanded Certification

As part of its commitment to foster an inclusive workplace and hire a diverse workforce, the state offers programs such as the Disabled Expanded Certification (DEC) program to increase the opportunities that a qualified applicant with a disability receives an interview for the position they seek. Applicants are eligible for DEC if they if they have a permanent physical or mental impairment which substantially impacts major life activities.  Eligibility for the program must be verified by a qualified professional. The DEC form can be requested by calling 608-266-1731 or TTY 711. It can also be printed here: Disabled Expanded Certification Form.


The State of Wisconsin salutes veterans and is grateful for their service to our country. As an employer, the State of Wisconsin has a coordinated effort across state government to administer programs designed to increase veterans' employment in civil service. ​We are committed to helping veterans find employment, and offer a special program for qualified veterans with a 30% or greater service-connected disability. 

You can find more information here: Veterans Non-Competitive Appointment​​.​

The State of Wisconsin Student Diversity Internship Program (SWSDIP)

The State of Wisconsin Student Diversity Internship Program (SWSDIP) is one of many internship programs offered by the State of Wisconsin and provides students of color, female students, students with disabilities, and veteran students an opportunity to work in a professional work environment within state government.

The Student Diversity Internship Program provides students with valuable, paid work experience and training in various branches of state government over the summer break. Many interns have gone on to obtain employment in state government as limited term or permanent state employees.

To participate in the Student Diversity Internship Program, students must be a Wisconsin resident and be attending or have plans to attend a two-or four-year college/university or vocational/technical school program.

​You can find more information here: SWISDIP Program Information.​​