OREINETATION SESSION FOR NEWLY DESIGNATED EQUAL OPPPORTUNITY OFFICERS

Presenters: Gregory Shaw, Civil Rights Center Shaw Julia Gunay, EO Specialist, Pennsylvania Gunay Department of Labor & Industry Crystal Adams, EO Specialist, Pennsylvania Adams Department of Labor & Industry Janice Gleason, Philadelphia Workforce Gleason Investment Board Facilitator: Camille Vollaro, EO Officer, State of Rhode Vollaro Island

Recipients Responsible for Designating Equal Opportunity Officers
 State

Workforce Agencies

 Job Corps Contractors & Centers  Local Workforce Investment Areas  National Grantees (Older Workers, Indian & Native American, Migrant & Seasonal Farmworkers, and Discretionary Grantees)

Regulations Requiring the Designation Equal Opportunity Officers
WIA Recipients:  WIA (29 CFR Part 37), Title VI (29 CFR Part 31), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (29 CFR Part 32) Non-WIA Recipients:  Title VI (29 CFR Part 31), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (29 CFR Part 32)

Equal Opportunity Role
Serve as the staff person(s) responsible for overseeing the recipient’s civil rights responsibilities related to its obligation as a U.S. Department of Labor financial assistance recipient.

Equal Opportunity Responsibilities
Administering the recipient’s discrimination complaint process; Conducting and/or coordinating the recipient’s equal opportunity monitoring program;

Equal Opportunity Responsibilities
Administering an LWIA EO Officer designation process (State WIA Agencies); Coordinating the development of the State’s Methods of Administration (State Workforce Agencies);

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities of an Equal Opportunity Officer
Good working knowledge of all applicable laws and regulations; Ability to manage a discrimination complaint process;

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities of an Equal Opportunity Officer
Skill in fact-finding; Ability to develop and execute monitoring plans and strategies;

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities of an Equal Opportunity Officer
Ability top perform statistical and process analyses; Good communication skills (oral, written and electronic)

FREE Resources and Assistance
Civil Rights Center
http://www.dol.gov/oasam/programs/crc/crcwelcome.htm

State, Local and National Program Equal Opportunity Officers

Related Links from the Civil Rights Center Website
Department of Justice/ ADA home page Department of Justice/Civil Rights Division Disability.gov Disability and Business Technical Assistance Centers ETA Disability Online Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Firstgov.gov/Espanol Firstgov.gov Job Accommodation Network Limited English Proficiency National Association of State Workforce Agencies National Association of Workforce Boards Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs Office of Disability Employment Policy Onestops.info The Access Board

CRC Te phone Numbe le rs
Director’s Office ………………………. (202) 693-6500 Office of Compliance Assistance and Planning ……………. (202) 693-6501 Office of External Enforcement …………………………… (202) 693-6502 Office of Internal Enforcement …………………………… (202) 693-6503 Office of Mediation, Counseling and Evaluation ………………………… (202) 693-6504 Fax ………………………………………. (202) 693-6505 TTY ………………………………………. (202) 693-6515/16