Overview: Management Directive 715 (MD-715) is the policy
guidance which the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
(EEOC) provides to federal agencies for their use
in establishing and maintaining effective programs
of equal employment opportunity under Section 717
of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,and Section
501 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Rehabilitation
Act). This guidance, which has been in effect since
October 1, 2003 is considered by EEOC to provide a "roadmap" for
agencies to achieve model EEO program status.
This class is designed for EEO Managers and Specialists
as well as others such as Human Resources practitioners and
managers who have a role in eliminating EEO program deficiencies
and addressing barriers which impede the full participation
of any EEO group in every aspect of the agency's employment
program. The overriding course objective is to familiarize
participants with the interconnectivity of workforce analysis,
barrier identification and strategic planning in assuring
that all employees and applicants have equal employment opportunity
in all phases of the work life cycle.
Specific topics in the three-day seminar include:
- A Brief Historical Perspective of Federal Affirmative
- The Interrelationship of MD-715
and Executive Order 13583 on Diversity and Inclusion
- The Model Agency Program Self-Assessment
- Reviewing and Analyzing Workforce Data Tables
- Spotting Employment Trends and "Triggers"
- Interdisciplinary Barrier Analysis
- Writing Effective Implementation Plans
- Executing and Modifying Action Items
- Implementation of Part J - Special Plan for the Recruitment,
Hiring and Advancement of Individuals with Targeted Disabilities
Course Methodology will include interactive discussions
of complex policy and historical issues, group exercises,
review of case studies and analysis of selected portions
of published MD-715 reports. Participants should be prepared
to bring two copies of their most recent agency/reporting
unit MD-715 to the class.
Who should attend: Equal Opportunity Specialists, Human
Resource practitioners, Agency line managers, Hispanic Employment
Program Managers, Federal Women's Program Managers, Disability
Employment Program Managers, Black/ African American Program
Managers, Asian/Pacific Islander Program Managers, Native
American Program Managers and others with equal opportunity
About the instructor: John Jones completed a 30 year career in Federal
service, retiring as the Director of Equal Opportunity for the Bureau
of Reclamation. His experience includes Regional Personnel Officer with
GSA and EPA. John has a unique ability to evaluate personnel regulations
in context with equal opportunity issues. John was a recipient of Interior's
Meritorious Service Award for his leadership and contributions in equal
employment opportunity and affirmative employment. John's experience
as a senior manager in both equal opportunity and human resources provides
him with a unique perspective on how these disciplines interface.
Personal checks, EFT payments, VISA/Mastercard are accepted.
Fax registration information to: 303-985-4996
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Phone in credit card information to: 303-989-3796
Tuition: $995.00 per person
Nominations cancelled 30 days prior to class date, no charge.
Cancellations from 30 to 15 days prior to class, 50% fee charged.
Cancellations 14 days or less, full fee charged.
Registration deadline: Two weeks prior to the start of class
Substitutions accepted until the first day of class
Space is limited. Please register early
Your training expenses-including tuition, travel, meals and lodging-are
tax deductible according to Treasury Reg. 1.162-5 Coughlin vs.
Commissioner, 203F 2d307.