Deputy District Director, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, August 2014-CurrentRaleigh, NC
Hours per week: 50, As the Deputy District Director, I am responsible for operational effectiveness of several programs and the managers of those programs within the District.
I manage the following programs, i.e., Federal Sector, Private Sector Enforcement, Mediator, State and Local Programs and Outreach and Education.
In my role, I communicate the Director's intent to each program manager and ensure that the Director's intent is meet.
I conduct data reviews and establish bench marks for each manager.
I am also responsible for gathering and submitting reports that show the District's significant accomplishments.
I currently manage, a Supervisory Administrative Judge, the Mediation Program Coordinator, the Local Office Directors, the Enforcement Supervisors, the State and Local Program Manager and the District Outreach and Education Coordinator.
Specifically, I am responsible for making the Field Office a model workplace.
I manage and deploy human, fiscal, material, and information resources to achieve operational objectives, and private and federal sector program goals; manage available resources to provide quality cost-effective services to the public and other government agencies; implement programmatic and organizational changes, as necessary, and effectively promotes related Agency initiatives; and manage, develop, and maintain collaborative relationships with the media, other agencies, organizations, and the public.
In the absence of the District Director, the Deputy District Director will serve as the Acting District Director.
I also serve as the Systemic Coordinator for the District.
In FY2018, I was honored to be selected for the Chair's Award.
I was selected in the category of "Champion of Opportunity".
This is the highest recognition given by the Chair.
I participate in Outreach events often and am regularly sought out as a speaker for different programs.
In FY2018, I participated in EEOC's Excel program.
I co-presented on the topic of, "Pride or Prejudice, Symbolism and Discrimination in the Workplace".
I was informed that this program was well received by participants, including EXCEL's keynote speaker, Dusty B.
In FY2015, I attended and successfully completed the Federal Executive Institute (FEI).
While there, I served on the Hospitality Committee and as a member of the Diversity Leadership Forum.
I received a certificate for my participation in both of the groups.
Supervisor: Reuben Daniels, Jr.
Area Director, U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, October 2006-CurrentRaleigh, NC
Hours per week: 40
Series: 1860 Pay Plan: GS Grade: 14, In my role as the Area Director of the Raleigh Area Office, my major job duties are to support the goals and objectives of the District Director and ensure that his operational intent is met.
To achieve success, I plan, direct, coordinate and monitor all enforcement and case development activities of the office.
I provide leadership and direction to investigative and administrative staff in conducting investigations of employment discrimination.
I ensure that complaints and charges of discrimination are properly assigned and appropriately investigated in accordance with EEOC guidelines, policies and procedures.
It is my responsibility to ensure that charges are investigated in a timely manner.
I also review settlements and conciliation agreements to ensure that the agreements fulfill the intent of the agency's goals and objectives.
In addition, I make referrals to the legal unit when necessary to ensure compliance is met.
I am also a contributing member to the District Director's Management Team and provide input and assist in the development of highly complex and sensitive cases.
I conduct periodic staff meetings with the Area Office personnel to ensure that they are kept abreast of agency guidance, technical aspects of investigations, and charge/complaints procedures.
I ensure that support and administrative staff are gainfully engaged in the office's successful operations.
I routinely participate in outreach events and make speeches to ensure that our stakeholders gain a full understanding of our mission, policies and the programs of the EEOC.
I also maintain a healthy relationship with the District Office and EEOC Headquarters personnel.
I have been employed with EEOC for 30 years.
During my tenure, I have held various positions such as Investigator, Enforcement Supervisor, Local Director - Greensboro Local Office and Acting Director - Richmond Local Office.
As an Investigator, I was the first recipient of the District Office's John Edmunds award.
This award was given for overall performance.
As an Enforcement Supervisor, I was awarded the District's Supervisor of the Year Award twice.
During my tenure as Local Director - Greensboro Local Office, the office was awarded the 2005 Chair's Distinguished Core Award.
In FY2012, I was awarded the Chair's ACE award while serving as the Area Director.
Acting District Director, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, June 2018-May 2020Charlotte, NC
I currently serve as the Acting District Director of the Charlotte District Office of the EEOC.
I am responsible for carrying out the overall mission of the Commission in the District.
These responsibilities include ensuring equality of opportunity by enforcing Federal law that prohibits discrimination in employment through investigation, conciliation, litigation, coordination, regulation in the Federal sector, and through education, policy research and provision of technical assistance.
I am the Commission's representative for a variety of substantive activities within the District.
I develop and recommend program objectives and operations, allocation of resources, changes in program emphasis, and adjustments in resource utilization to correct resource deficiencies, and provides balanced program operations.
I supervise or personally conduct external affairs involving interaction with members of the Congress, key officials of other Federal agencies and State and local governments to, among other purposes, promote understanding of the laws and EEOC's operations and negotiate effective utilization of available resources in furthering EEOC's objectives.
I am responsible for the effective operation of the Area and Local Offices within the Charlotte District geographic area.
I review and evaluate these offices' programs and activities to determine effectiveness.
Consults with those operating officials concerned to develop improvements, as required.
I develop and communicate a "District Action Plan" to ensure that the District significantly contributes to the accomplishment of the agency's goals and objectives.
I assess the long-term programmatic needs of the District and provide leadership for the planning and development of policies, programs, and priorities to meet the needs of the District.
I serve as the official representative of the Commission within the geographic areas with delegated authority to take final action on all matters involving cases or activities.
I represent the Commission and its top management in diverse and continuing contacts with high level officials of public and private organizations and the general public to develop understanding and cooperation, explain policies and programs, and resolve problems.
Included here would be those activities generally categorized as public relations, outreach and technical assistance.
I work closely with the Regional Attorney utilizing Commission-approved priority charge handling procedures.
In addition to serving as the Acting District Director, I continue to serve as the Acting Director of the Raleigh Area Office and perform duties of the Deputy District Director.
I have been fortunate to serve on the Agency's Enterprise Risk Management Registers and Profiles Committee since FY2018.
I led the District to a 11.1% reduction in the pending inventory for FY2019.
I have worked with the ADR Coordinator and the Supervisory Administrative Judge to increase our resolutions in the federal sector program and to reduce the inventory of the federal sector team.
Additionally, my systemic team resolved 45 charges in FY2019, which resulted in significant monetary relief in 36 charges.
Finally, in the absence of a State, Local and Tribal Manager, I have personally conducted this role and maintained an interface with our FEPA and TERO partners.
I was honored to receive the FY2019 Chair's Circle of Excellence Team Award for New Investigator Training.
In FY2019, I completed FAR100 - Introduction to the Federal Acquisition Regulation at the Federal Acquisition Institute.
Supervisor: Martin Ebel (202)663-4819.
Education and Training
Master's DegreeLiberal Arts, , , University of North Carolina at Greensboro, , GreensboroNCUnited States2012GPA: 3.73, Credits Earned: 33 Semester hours
I have been fortunate to serve the agency in various training roles, i.e., Charlotte District Office TAPS programs, Investigative Support Assistant training at the National Level, New Investigator Training at the National Level, Priority Charge Handling Procedures (PCHP) at the National Level, Strategic Enforcement Plan (SEP) EPA team at the National Level, Career Enhancement Intern Program (CEIP), National Diversity Council Member, District Diversity Council Member, Intake Workgroup Member (National Level), E-RACE Training Member District and National Level, AAPI Training Member National Level, GINA Training Member National Level, and North Carolina State University Equal Employment Opportunity Institute speaker.
My most recent accomplishment was to assist in negotiating a Memorandum of Understanding the Mexican Consulate.
In FY-2014, I was the District Leader in fee and no fee outreach and education.
I routinely am invited to speak at educational institutions such as Duke University School of Law, North Carolina State University, Methodist University, and Meredith College.
These speaking opportunities have allowed me to develop a robust internship program.
In addition to training and outreach, I also ensure that the Raleigh Area Office is a significant contributor to the District litigation goals.
Additionally, I have ensured that the Raleigh Area Office also contributes to the District's systemic goal.
In FY-2013, we completed three (3) systemic investigations.
I have also worked tirelessly to ensure that the Raleigh Area Office is a significant contributor to the District's enforcement goals.
In FY-2014, the office attained 1918 resolutions or average of 180 resolutions per available investigator.
The Raleigh Area Office also led the District in cause findings and average monetary benefits in FY-2014.
In addition, I managed and mentor the new Director in the Richmond Local Office.
Supervisor: Reuben Daniels, Jr.
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Army War College Security Seminar
Army Command & General Staff College - Graduate
Army Combined Armed and Services Staff College - Graduate
Adjutant Generals Qualification Course
EEOC Supervisor's Training Course (Level 1 & 2)
EEOC Diversity National Council Training - 2013
Instructor for New Investigator Training
Instructor for ISA Training
Completed Instructor Requirements for Intermediate Investigator Training
Masonic Lodge #743 - J.J.
Crowder, Raleigh, NC.
Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity - BETA Chapter - North Carolina State University
Member - Calvary Chapel Church, Clayton, NC
Parking Lead - Team #2 - Calvary Chapel Church, Clayton, NC
EEOC Pride - Member
Provided technical guidance to Professor Donna Pelham in her book, titled "Twisted Links".
, 2019 - Chair's Award - Circle of Excellence Team Award - New Investigator Training
2018 - Chair's Award - Champion of Opportunity Award
2011/2018 QSI Award
Proficient in MicroSoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Requested to serve as a Mentor (3x)
2005 - Chair's Distinguished Core Award (Greensboro Local Office)
Charlotte District Supervisor of the Year Award (2x)
Charlotte District Diversity and Inclusion Sub-Council Chair