U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Meeting of October 23, 2008 – Issues Facing Hispanics in the Federal Workplace
Carlton M. Hadden is the Director of the Office of Federal Operations, United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and Washington, D.C. The office provides oversight for the government-wide EEO complaint adjudication and affirmative employment functions and is responsible for the Federal government’s Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) appellate function.
He is a graduate of an HBCU-North Carolina Central University. He also earned his Juris Doctorate from Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law. Prior to his service with EEOC, Mr. Hadden was employed with the George Washington University. He has previously worked with the County of Fairfax’s Human Rights Commission, the City of Wichita’s Civil Rights and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, as well as the City of Raleigh.
Mr. Hadden began his federal career with the commission in 1987 as an attorney responsible for writing EEOC appeals decisions. Early in his career at EEOC, he worked as a Supervisory Attorney and later as an Attorney Advisor to the Director of the Office of Federal Operations. In 1999, he was selected to be the Director of the Office of Federal Operations.
Under his leadership, EEOC’s federal sector accomplishments include the implementation of the Commission’s Policy Directive MD-715, which sets forth the requirements for Federal agencies to achieve Model EEO program status, and increased outreach, education and technical assistance. Further, through the use of innovative case management techniques, EEOC’s appellate inventory has been significantly reduced by over 40%.