U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission


EEOC Announces 2017 Federal Training Courses

New Courses on Special Emphasis and Anti-Harassment Program Management

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Office of Federal Operations (OFO), today announced the issuance of the 2017 Federal Training Course Calendar, which includes two new courses: Special Emphasis Program Management and Anti-Harassment Program Management. The full calendar is available online here.

The EEOC offers expert training that is ideal for equal employment opportunity (EEO) counselors and investigators, agency representatives and attorneys, as well as human capital and diversity and inclusion professionals. The EEOC also offers critical training for federal employees and managers. These interactive courses are engaging and ideal for persons interested in the work of making the federal government a model EEO employer.

Some course offerings are designed to meet the training requirements for EEO counselors and investigators based on Management Directive (MD)-110 and related guidances. Other courses are tailored to meet the needs of EEO practitioners responsible for conducting MD-715 barrier analyses, drafting final agency decisions, and letters of acceptance and dismissal.

"Proactive prevention is the best medicine to stop discrimination before it starts," said Carlton M. Hadden, director of the EEOC's Office of Federal Operations (OFO). "Our training courses are excellent resources for any employee or manager interested in learning more about federal EEO laws to effectuate a model workplace. Our skilled trainers offer participants the opportunity to develop essential skills and techniques in an interactive small group setting."

The training courses include:

  • Barrier Analysis
  • MD-715
  • Counselor Refresher
  • Disability Program Manager Basics
  • Drafting Final Agency Actions
  • Drafting Letter of Acceptance & Dismissal
  • EEO Laws Refresher
  • Investigator Refresher
  • New Counselor and New Investigator
  • EEO for Managers and Supervisors
  • Special Emphasis Program Management (new)
  • Anti-Harassment Program Management (new)

Course offerings which meet the requisite 32-hour training or eight-hour refresher training requirements mandated by MD-110 include: the New Counselor course, the New Investigator course, the Counselor Refresher course, and the Investigator Refresher course. EEO staff of federal agencies can follow the EEOC's Office of Federal Operations on the Twitter handle @EEOC_OFO for information updates and news -- including reminders about upcoming training courses and outreach. Additional informational can also be found on the website of EEOC's Training Institute.

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