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PRESS RELEASE
11-9-11

Next Commission Meeting Wednesday Nov. 16

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, November 16, at 8:30 a.m. (Eastern Time), at agency headquarters, 131 M Street, N.E.  In accordance with the Sunshine Act, the meeting is open for public observation of the Commission’s deliberations. 

The following matters are scheduled for consideration during the meeting:

  • Vote on “Final Regulation on Disparate Impact and Reasonable Factors Other Than Age” under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
  • Panel discussion, “Overcoming Barriers to the Employment of Veterans with Disabilities”

The Commission will examine unlawful discrimination in employment and other challenges that veterans with disabilities may face. The list of invited panelists includes:

  • Heather Ansley, Director of Veterans Policy, VetsFirst, and Co-Chair of the Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities Veterans Task Force
  • Vivian Eng Bendewald, Program Manager, Student Veterans and Wounded, Ill and Injured Veterans Employment Initiatives, Veterans Employment Program, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Dinah Cohen, Director, Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program (CAP), U.S. Department of Defense
  • Ray Decker, Assistant Director for Veteran Services, U.S. Office of Personnel Management
  • Ruth A. Fanning, Director, Vocational Rehabilitation Services, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Claudia Gordon, Special Assistant to the Director, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, U.S. Department of Labor
  • Anne E. Hirsh, Co-Director, Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
  • George M. Parker, Director, Office of Compliance and Investigations, Veterans Employment and Training Service, U.S. Department of Labor
  • Joyce Walker Jones, Senior Attorney Advisor, Office of Legal Counsel, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Seating is limited and it is suggested that visitors arrive 30 minutes before the meeting in order to be processed through security and escorted to the meeting room. 

The Commission agenda is subject to revision. Additional information about the hearing, when available, will be posted at http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/meetings/index.cfm.

The EEOC enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination.   Further information about the EEOC is available on its web site at www.eeoc.gov.