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EEOC Announces 2016 Federal Training Courses

New Courses Added on Special Emphasis Program Manager & Unlawful Harassment

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Office of Federal Operations (OFO), today announced the issuance of the 2016 Federal Training Course Calendar, which includes two new courses: Special Emphasis Program Manager and Unlawful Harassment: An Agency Responsibility. The full calendar is available online on the EEOC Training Institute's website.

EEOC offers a variety of expert training geared specifically for federal employees and managers. The interactive courses are also ideal for equal employment opportunity (EEO) counselors and investigators, agency representatives and attorneys, as well as anyone else interested in EEO issues and practices affecting the federal workplace.

Some course offerings are designed to meet the training requirements for EEO counselors and investigators based on Management Directive (MD)-110 and related guidance. 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 EEOC's Office of Federal Operations (OFO). "Therefore, we encourage the federal sector community to learn from the experts and help foster a model federal workplace through increased training to promote voluntary compliance."

The training courses include:

  • Barrier Analysis
  • Basic MD-715
  • Counselor Refresher
  • Disability Program Manager (basic and advanced)
  • Drafting Final Agency Actions
  • Drafting Letter of Acceptance & Dismissal
  • EEO Laws Refresher
  • Investigator Refresher
  • New Counselor and New Investigator
  • EEO and HR for Managers & Supervisors
  • Special Emphasis Program Manager (New)
  • Unlawful Harassment: An Agency Responsibility (New) 

Follow EEOC's Office of Federal Operations on Twitter @EEOC_OFO for information updates and news about federal sector EEO and related issues - including reminders about upcoming training courses and outreach.

EEOC enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination in the public and private sectors. Further information is available on EEOC's website at