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Barrier Analysis: The Key to an Effective MD-715 Report

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 Employment efforts
  • 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 responsibilities.

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.

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Tuition: $995.00 per person

Cancellation policy:
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.


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