RECERTIFICATION CREDIT - This program is approved for 1 hour of SHRM and HRCI recertification credit.
We hope you will join us for our June Education Program. In order to maintain the safety of our members and guests, we will continue our monthly programs via online delivery methods until it is once again safe to meet in person. We look forward to seeing you virtually on June 11!
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
This session will address the steps an employer should take once a charge of discrimination has been filed. The session will focus on insights into the EEOC investigation process, strategies for responding to a charge, information about the EEOC’s mediation program, and steps employers can take to prevent future charges.
After this session, you will be able to:
- Understand how EEOC processes charges of discrimination.
- Prepare a written response to an EEOC charge.
- Participate effectively in the EEOC’s mediation program.
- Develop strategies to prevent new discrimination charges.
This program will be recorded and shared with registrants who can not attend live.
Registration includes access to Zoom webinar.
Refund Policy: Refund requests must be made via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. No refunds will be provided for this event after June 9.
THANK YOU TO OUR 2020 PROGRAM SPONSORS!
Mindy Weinstein, Acting Director, EEOC Washington Field Office
Mindy oversees operations of the Washington Field Office, including investigations, mediations, federal sector hearings, and community outreach and education. Before joining the EEOC’s Washington Field Office, Ms. Weinstein served as a Special Assistant to EEOC Vice Chair Leslie E. Silverman. In this role, she provided legal and policy guidance to the Vice Chair on a wide range of matters and helped lead the EEOC’s systemic task force, which developed a new strategic approach to identifying and eliminating classwide employment discrimination.
Ms. Weinstein previously held the position of Regional Attorney in the EEOC’s office in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she oversaw EEOC’s litigation in North and South Carolina. Her prior experience also includes serving as an attorney in the EEOC’s Systemic Litigation program in Washington, D.C., a Special Assistant to former EEOC Chairman Evan Kemp, a trial attorney in the EEOC's Baltimore office, and a Special Assistant United States Attorney in Washington, D.C. She is a graduate of Wellesley College and the George Washington University School of Law.
Monica Colunga, Outreach and Education Coordinator, EEOC Washington Field Office
Having prior work experience as an investigator and then supervising a team of investigators, Monica believes that an important component of fulfilling the agency’s mission to prevent workplace discrimination is education. When employers and employees know their rights and responsibilities, it results in a productive and safe workplace.
Prior work experience with the federal sector includes employment at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). In the private sector she’s worked with Latino/Hispanic communities in education and the health field as well as work with Native American families of the Pacific Northwest. She’s a strong proponent of mentorship and served three years as a Puente mentor for West Valley College in Saratoga, California. Her education includes an Associates of Arts in Social Science from College of the Redwoods, Bachelor’s in Psychology from Humboldt State University and Master’s in Social Science from San Jose State University.
Michael Anderson, ADR Coordinator, EEOC Washington Field Office
In June 2020, Michael Anderson became the Alternative Dispute Resolution Coordinator in the EEOC’s Washington Field Office, responsible for overseeing the office’s mediation program. Immediately before joining the Washington Field Office, Michael was the Lead Mediator for the EEOC’s Houston District & New Orleans Field Offices. He began with the EEOC in January 2010. He has mediated over 1500 charges, with a settlement rate of 80%. Prior to joining the EEOC he worked at the Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration, Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Management. He has 15 years of Human Resources experience and settled 50% of federal charges filed against the agency. Michael has a Bachelor of Science from Columbia State University, and 44 credits towards a Master of Arts from Bowie State. He loves cooking and traveling.