The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Meeting of September 7, 2006, Washington D.C. on Federal Sector EEO Investigations

Associate Administrator for Civil Rights
U.S. General Services Administration

Madeline C. Caliendo is the Associate Administrator for Civil Rights at the U.S. General Services Administration. Madeline came to GSA in December 2000. Since her arrival, she has focused her attention on making GSA’s Civil Rights Program a world class organization.

In the EEO arena, with an eye towards prevention Madeline has worked to educate GSA management about the laws and regulations governing Federal sector equal employment opportunity while focusing on issues specific to GSA. In addition, Madeline and the nationwide EEO staff analyze complaints to gain insight into the issues at the root of complaints. This enables GSA to better understand workplace issues and how those might be addressed to avoid future conflict. Also in the EEO program, Madeline has spearheaded the development of internal procedures and performance goals to help facilitate the early resolution of complaints and timely, quality EEO complaint processing. Throughout her career, Madeline has been an advocate for diversity. Since coming to GSA she has met with officials in GSA’s Office of Human Resources and on the World-class Workforce Working Group to promote diversity initiatives at GSA.

In the external Civil Rights Programs, Madeline has collaborated with the Department of Justice and others in the Title VI and Title IX Civil Rights community to strengthen GSA’s Title VI and IX compliance programs. In FY02, GSA successfully expanded its surplus personal property donation compliance program while laying the groundwork to launch a similar program for real property donations.

Madeline is an attorney. Prior to coming to GSA she served in several positions at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commision, including Acting Attorney-Advisor in the Office of the Chair; and, Acting Senior Advisor to the Director, Office of Federal Operations. Madeline began her career in 1988 as a civil rights trial attorney in the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Office of Legal Counsel.

Madeline is a member of the Council of Civil Rights and EEO Executives and the New York and District of Columbia bars.

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