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FEED Meeting April 12, 2021

Presentation: Update on EEOC Section 501 Reviews of Federal Agency Affirmative Action Plans
Agency Spotlight: State Department Technology Center

Monday, April 12, 2021
1:00-3:00 p.m. ET

 

Overview

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) provided updates on the Commission’s Section 501 reviews of federal agency affirmative action plans. In addition, the State Department presented about its new Technology Center. 

Agenda

Welcoming Remarks (1:00-1:10 p.m.)

  • Lou Orslene, Director, Employer & Workplace Policy, Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), Department of Labor
  • Dexter Brooks, Associate Director, Federal Sector Programs, Office of Federal Operations, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Presentation: Update on EEOC Section 501 Reviews of Federal Agency Affirmative Action Plans (1:10-1:40 p.m.)

  • Lori Grant, Assistant Director, Federal Sector Programs, Office of Federal Operations, EEOC
  • Marqui Willoughby, Attorney Advisor, Federal Sector Programs, Office of Federal Operations, EEOC

Question & Answer Session (1:40-2:00 p.m.)

Agency Spotlight: State Department Technology Center (2:00-2:30 p.m.)

  • Jameela Akbari, Director, Office of Accessibility and Accommodations, Bureau of Global Talent Management, U.S. Department of State
  • David Conner, Acting Chief of Accessibility Division, Office of Accessibility and Accommodations, Bureau of Global Talent Management, U.S. Department of State
  • Rich McCarthy, Assistive Technology Specialist, Accessibility Division, Office of Accessibility and Accommodations, Bureau of Global Talent Management, U.S. Department of State

Question & Answer Session (2:30-2:50 p.m.)

Closing Remarks (2:50-3:00 p.m.)

  • Jennifer Sheehy, Acting Assistant Secretary, ODEP, Department of Labor

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