Government wide EEO/Diversity Conference-Open to all Fed Employees (It’s free!)

See the message below that FedQ is sharing as a service to our members:

(Link to Registration Page is at the Bottom)

MESSAGE FROM AISA MCCULLOUGH, DEPUTY DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF DEPARTMENTAL EEO, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING & URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD)

Hello,

HUD is writing to us on behalf of John Benison, Director, HUD Office of Departmental Equal Employment Opportunity (ODEEO). We are pleased to announce that HUD is presenting a government wide EEO/Diversity Conference. All Federal employees are invited, especially you. There is no registration cost involved.

The goal of this conference is to provide an environment conducive to engaging in strategic conversations with our fellow federal agencies, as we move towards developing collaborative strategies on improving diversity and inclusion within the HUD workforce, which will better align our efforts, streamline initiatives and, ultimately, make us more effective for the people we serve.

Conference participants will include HUD’s supervisors, managers, hiring officials, affinity group members, human resource and equal employment opportunity practitioners, as well as, employees from other Federal agencies. The conference will begin with a panel plenary session in the morning that will consist of high-level Administration officials including HUD’s Deputy Secretary, Nani Coloretti.

The panelists will address the importance of diversity in correlation to success in accomplishing agency missions. Facilitated breakout sessions will be held in the afternoon during which participants will be asked to develop possible strategies on improving outreach to traditionally underrepresented groups and building and maintaining an inclusive work environment.

By the close of the conference, it is our sincere hope that deficiencies previously identified through HUD’s barrier analysis process will be adequately addressed with credible solutions provided by the conference participants. Participants from other agencies are encouraged to take the strategies developed to their respective agencies for consideration, development and implementation.

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To Register, Go To:

Registration Page

http://www.hud.gov/emarc/index.cfm?fuseaction=emar.registerEvent&eventId=2415&update=N

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Please see the link below, to letters to President Obama and OPM by FEDQ and our partners in NCEPS, along with a resolution passed by Blacks in Government, regarding the use of derogatory mascots in the federal government.

http://saige.org/saige-and-nceps-on-mascots-in-the-federal-workplace/