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NNSA SERVICE CENTER EQUAL OPPORTUNITY & DIVERSITY OFFICE. EEO MYTHS & REALITIES “The Discrimination Complaint Process” National Nuclear Security Administration Service Center August 25, 2005 Yolanda Girón EEO & Diversity Office. OVERVIEW. Organizational Structure Policy

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NNSA SERVICE CENTER EQUAL OPPORTUNITY & DIVERSITY OFFICE

EEO MYTHS & REALITIES

“The Discrimination Complaint Process”

National Nuclear Security Administration

Service Center

August 25, 2005

Yolanda Girón

EEO & Diversity Office


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OVERVIEW

  • Organizational Structure

  • Policy

  • Myths & Realities

  • The Discrimination Complaints Process

  • The NO FEAR Act

  • Reasonable Accommodations

  • Annual Reports

  • Mediation

  • Mediation Video


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NATIONAL NUCLEAR SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

SERVICE CENTER

EEO & DIVERSITY ORGANIZATIONAL CHART

OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR

KAREN BOARDMAN, EEO OFFICER (505) 845-6050

Special Emphasis Program Diversity Advisory Committee

DIRECTOR, NNSA SERVICE CENTER

SENIOR DIVERSITY CHAMPION MEMBER

EEO & DIVERSITY OFFICE

SPECIAL EMPHASIS PROGRAM MANAGERS

HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT MEMBER

SANDIA SITE OFFICE MANAGER

HQ OFFICE OF SECURE TRANSPORTATION MEMBER*

HQ OFFICE OF STRATEGIC PLANNING & ANALYSIS

MEMBER*

*LOCATED AT THE SERVICE CENTER 

NNSA SC

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY & DIVERSITY OFFICE

YOLANDA GIRON, EEO AND DIVERSITY PROGRAM MANAGER (505) 845-4243

DEBRA ALLISON, DEPUTY EEO AND DIVERSITY PROGRAM MANAGER (505) 845-6021

PATTY PADILLA, PROGRAM ANALYST (DETAIL) (505) 845-4976

DENISE RAMOS, EEO/DIVERSITY SPECIALIST (505) 845-5920

MAE HARRIS, EEO/DIVERSITY ASSISTANT (505) 845-5517

SUZANNE SANDOVAL, STUDENT INTERN (505) 845-6385

SITE OFFICE EEO COUNSELORS

SITE OFFICE

NATHAN GORN, KCSO (816) 997-4197

WILLIAM GENTILE, LASO (505) 667-5828

ANITA MARTIN, LSO (925) 422-1141

KEITH WARWICK, LSO (925) 423-5884

BILL WILBORN, NSO (702) 295-3188

ERIC LUNDGAARD, ORD (702) 794-5465

ELISHA DEMERSON, PSO (806) 477-3144

NANCY PYZEL, PSO (806) 477-3179

DAVID M. RAST, SSO (505) 845-5349

AGENT OPERATIONS

SAL DOMINGUEZ, AOWC (505) 845-5080

BRUCE COCHRAN, AOEC (865) 574-3297

JOHN CARR, AOCC (806) 477-3022

WILFRED ISADORE, AOEC (865) 574-3297 JAMES RILEY, FT CHAFFEE, AR

(479) 709-5300

SAM GRAZIANO, TSTC, FT CHAFFEE, AR

(479) 709-5376

SITE OFFICE-SPECIAL

EMPHASIS PROGRAM MGRS

BARBARA THOMAS, KCSO (816) 997-2846

SHERMAN CHAO, LSO (925) 423-9657

JODY PUGH, LASO (505) 667-6281

TIM HENDERSON, NSO (702) 295-1988

CAROL SHELTON, NSO (702) 295-0286

MONTRELL HARRIS, PSO (806) 477-4257

MEL VALENZUELA, SSO (505) 845-5308

NNSA SC-EEO COUNSELORS

YOLANDA BOLIVAR, ITD (505) 845-5117

GEORGE GOULD, OCTS (505) 845-4681

PECOLIA SHARTS-MEADOWS, OFFM

(505) 845-4128

RICK SOTO, OST (505) 845-4470

KATHY SUMBRY-WILKINS, OFS

(505) 845-6608

EDNA WHITE, OTS (505) 845-4074

NNSA SC SPECIAL EMPHASIS

PROGRAM MANAGERS

SHEILA REDNOSE, AIP (505) 845-5984

HARISH SHARMA, APAP (505) 845-4275

MICHELLE MALLORY, BEP (505) 845-4751

MIKE PEREZ, CPWD (505) 845-5504

SHIRLEY PETERSON, FWP (505) 845-6393

ANDY SANDOVAL, HEP (505) 845-4008

DENNIS UMSHLER, OW (505) 845-4740

KEITH SMITHSON, GLP (505) 845-4059


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NATIONAL NUCLEAR SECURITY ADMINISTRATION SERVICE CENTER EEO POLICY

  • The National Nuclear Security Administration Service Center is fully committed to equal employment opportunity and the implementation of a diversified workforce.

    • DOE Equal Employment Opportunity & Diversity Statement dated 8/10/05

    • NNSA SC P 311.1A Equal Employment Opportunity & Diversity Statement dated 4/22/2004

  • Zero tolerance for discrimination or harassment in any form, including Sexual Harassment.

    • DOE Prevention & Eradication of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Policy Statement dated 7/3/2002

    • NNSA SC P 311.2A Prevention of Harassment in the Workplace including Sexual Harassment Policy Statement dated 4/22/2004


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EEO MYTHS & REALITIES

  • You can file an EEO complaint about anything, even if it does not involve discrimination.

  • Only minorities, women, and lower grade level employees can file an EEO complaint.

  • Once an employee files an EEO complaint, he or she can do anything and management won’t be able to take any action, even if the employee has conduct or performance problems.


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EEO MYTHS & REALITIES

  • Management acts in concert to discriminate against employees and will protect a manager against whom a complaint is filed.

  • Every complainant who files an EEO complaint gets $300,000 in damages.

  • It is weak to make a settlement offer or participate in mediation.


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EEO MYTHS & REALITIES

  • Agencies always settle EEO complaints.

  • It is emotionally easy to make the decision to file and pursue an EEO complaint.

  • Processing EEO Complaints average $60,000 - $80,000 per case prior to EEOC hearing.


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DISCRIMINATION COMPLAINTSINFORMAL PROCESS

EEO CONTACTS/ADVISORY SERVICES

  • Employees

  • Managers and/or Supervisors

  • Applicants

  • Contractors

    ALTERNATE DISPUTE RESOLUTION - MEDIATION

    THE EEO COUNSELOR

  • Contact with a Counselor

  • The Counselor’s Role

  • The Role of the Alleged Responsible Management Official


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DISCRIMINATION COMPLAINTS FORMAL PROCESS

THE FORMAL COMPLAINT – ACCEPT/DISMISS

INVESTIGATIONS OF EEO COMPLAINTS

  • Role of the Investigator

  • Providing a Statement

  • What to Do When the Investigator Calls or Visits

  • Information Gathered by the Investigator

  • Who Sees the Completed Investigation Report?

    THREE OPTIONS BY COMPLAINANT


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THE LITIGATION PROCESS

COMPLAINANT’S RIGHT TO FILE WITH EEOC OR IN COURT

  • The Process When the Complainant Asks for an EEOC Hearing

  • Hearing Preparation and Coping with the Litigation Process

  • The Process When Complainant Files in Federal District Court

    For further information contact:

    Pamela Arias-Ortega, Office of Chief Counsel, (505) 845-4441


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NO FEAR ACT DATA

INTENT OF THE ACT

REQUIREMENTS

  • Keep Employees and Applicants Informed of their Rights

  • Statistical Data

  • Training

  • Studies

  • Enhance Complaint Process & the Work Environment

  • Disciplinary Action

  • Reimburse the Judgment Fund

    REPORTS


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REHABILITATION ACT OF 1973REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONSAMERICAN DISABILITES ACT OF 1990

  • Purpose

  • What are Reasonable Accommodations?

  • Rights and Responsibilities

  • Employees and Applicants Responsibilities

  • Reasonable Accommodation Request


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ANNUAL REPORTS

  • Disabled Veterans Affirmative Action Program (DVAAP)

    Agencies must submit DVAAP accomplishment reports to OPM.  The accomplishment reports must describe agency efforts to promote the maximum employment and job advancement opportunities for disabled veterans as well as certain veterans of the Vietnam era and of the post-Vietnam era.

  • EEOC Management Directive 715

    This Directive provides policy guidance and standards for establishing and maintaining effective affirmative programs of equal employment opportunity under Section 717 of Title VII (PART A) and effective affirmative action programs under Section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act (PART B).


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ANNUAL REPORTS (cont’d)

  • Federal Equal Opportunity Recruitment Program (FEORP)

    This OPM accomplishment report is prepared in compliance with the law (5 U.S.C. 7201 and 5 CFR Part 720, Subpart B) and contains information on the representation of minorities within the Federal Government and best practices of Federal agencies.

  • Nine Point Plan

    This OPM initiative requires agencies to report on the progress of improving the representation of Hispanics in the Federal workforce.


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MEDIATION

  • Main objective is to resolve disputes

    • Equal Employment Opportunity Counselors and Supervisors will offer Employees Mediation

    • Equal Opportunity Office, Human Resources and Employee Concerns personnel will offer employees Mediation

    • GenQuest is the Mediation provider. The number is (505) 246-2829.


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BENEFITS

  • Quick Attention to Problem

  • Resolution

  • Neutral (No-Harm) Process

  • Enhance Employee-Management Confidence

  • Improve Communication (One-on-One Dialogue)


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SUMMARY

  • Questions concerning the EEO Complaints Process or the Mediation Program can be referred to the EEO & Diversity Office at

    (505) 845-5517

  • EEO Website: http://www.doeal.gov/eeo/

  • Sign-in Sheets

  • Evaluation Form

  • Hand Outs

  • Meet with Employees


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