Meeting of September 8, 2003, Washington D.C. on Repositioning for New Realities: Securing EEOC's Continued Effectiveness
Statement of Purpose: The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will hold a public meeting on September 8, 2003, to examine trends and issues driving the need for change at the agency. The purpose of the hearing is to gather input from a wide range of stakeholders, government reform experts, and EEOC employees from field and headquarters offices on ways the Commission can respond organizationally to: * demographic shifts in the workplace; * a new business environment and dramatically altered workplace trends; * the impact of technology; * changing customer needs; * the agency's fiscal responsibilities; and * an agency infrastructure basically unmodified since the late 1970's. Morning Session (9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) Introductory Statements by Chair and Commissioners: Chair Cari M. Dominguez (including brief introduction of panelists) Vice Chair Naomi C. Earp Commissioner Paul Steven Miller Commissioner Leslie E. Silverman Testimony by Panels Panel 1: Experts on Government Reform: Scanning the external factors driving the need for change Office of Management & Budget (OMB)- Clay Johnson, Deputy Director for Management Partnership for Public Service - Max Stier, President & CEO Office of Personnel Management (OPM) - Marta Perez, Associate Director, Human Capital Leadership & Merit Systems Accountability Q & As by Commissioners Panel 2: NAPA & EEOC: EEOC begins process of assessing its organizational structure National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA), Chair of the Panel of Evaluators for the NAPA report, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: Organizing for the Future- Singleton B. McAllister, Patton Boggs, LLP Senior Advisor to the Chair, Edison Elkins - Summary of NAPA comments & EEOC staff & field offices' input; data & demographics Inspector General, EEOC - Aletha Brown telework report Q & As by Commissioners Panel 3: EEOC Senior Managers/Headquarters: Current state of the EEOC: New Realities Former Acting Director of EEOC's Office of Field Programs - Reuben Daniels, Jr., Director, Charlotte District Office Chief Human Capital Officer - Angelica Ibarguen - EEOC human capital Chief Information Officer - Sallie Hsieh - EEOC technology issues Chief Financial Officer - Jeffrey A. Smith - EEOC budget situation Afternoon Session (2:10 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.) Panel 4: EEOC Field Staff: Perspectives on change A. National Council of EEOC Locals No. 216, President, Gabrielle Martin EEOC District Directors - John P. Rowe, Chicago District Office EEOC Regional Attorneys - Katherine Bissell, New York District Office B. EEOC National Contact Center Work Group Cynthia G. Pierre Q & As by Commissioners Panel 5: Stakeholder Groups: Recommendations to improve efficiency and effectiveness of EEOC delivery of services to the public A. Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR) - Wade J. Henderson, Executive Director Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) - Camille A. Olson, Seyfarth Shaw B. National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) - L. Steven Platt, Immediate Past President Equal Employment Advisory Council (EEAC) - Jeffrey A. Norris, President Q & As by Commissioners Chair - Closing Remarks Commissioners - Closing Remarks A MEDIA AVAILABILITY WITH CHAIR DOMINGUEZ WILL FOLLOW THE CONCLUSION OF THE MEETING AT APPROXIMATELY 5:00 P.M. IN THE OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS (OCLA) CONFERENCE ROOM ON THE 9TH FLOOR.
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