Equal Employment Specialist/EO Specialist
A Recognized Expert in employment law, Experienced in All Aspects of complex legal, legislative measures related to employment.
Comprehensive experience in federal regulations and requirements for equal opportunity policies. . Specializes in technical writing and communicating legal terminology relating to research, special projects and briefings. Skillful at composing complex legal correspondence, pleadings, rules, and legislative measures. Possess excellent analytical skills, synthesizing data and research into briefs and findings reports.
Technical Writer August 2014 to May 2015National Credit Union Administration Office of Minority & Women Inclusion - Alexandria, VA.
An independent federal agency that charters and supervises federal credit unions and insures savings in federal and most state-charted credit unions.
Managed office workflow to identify and recommend process improvements and potential conflicts.
Advised Office Acting Directors in relation to planning, managing, and evaluating equal opportunity policies Successfully drafted 11 equal opportunity policies, guidance, and directives for 1200 agency employees with minimum supervisor and finished ahead of all deadlines.
Ensured training material and resources complied with federal regulations and content standards.
Developed operational and instructional procedures for paper, multimedia, and online publications based on federal employment law regulations.
Designed templates for Disability Program Reasonable Accommodation Process and Alternative Dispute Resolution forms.
Redrafted agency's ADR Program instruction in accordance to the CBA.
Briefed two Acting Directors, Deputy Director, Disability Program Manager, and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Manager on new compliance requirements under the latest equal opportunity laws, policies, and procedures.
Updated the following policies and instructions: Affirmative Responsibility to Prevent Discrimination, Reprisal, and Offensive Language and Conduct in the Workplace 1235.1 Prevention of Sexual Harassment 1235.2 Prevention of Harassment in the Workplace 1235.8 Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Training for NCUA Managers and Supervisors 1270.1 Processing Allegations of Discrimination Filed by Contingent Workers on Assignment with NCUA 1270.04 Nondiscrimination in Federal Conducted Training Programs 1270.6 Reasonable Accommodation Policy and Procedures 1270.7.
Legal Intern August 2013 to May 2014Office for Civil Rights - Philadelphia, PA
A sub-agency of the U.S.
Department of Education that is primarily focuses on protecting civil rights in federally assisted education programs and prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color notational origin, sex, handicap, age, or membership in patriotic organizations.
Oversaw the case database through the entry of case file information.
Determined agency jurisdiction under federal discriminatory laws by evaluating complaints.
Drafted deposition questions, interrogatories, discovery requests, interview summaries and case memos.
Conducted complaint investigations to identify relevant data, witnesses, and individuals.
interviewed complainants, parents, and school officials.
Teacher August 2013 to May 2014Rutgers Law School Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy - Camden, NJ.
A program designed to mobilize talented upper-level law students to teach courses on constitutional law and juvenile justice in the public high schools.
Created constitutional law lesson plans for high school students utilizing Westlaw and LexisNexis.
Coordinated voluntary after-school program coaching students on trial advocacy skills.
Educated 11th grade students 4 times per week at a Camden Charter High School.
Student Attorney May 2013 to July 2013Federal Prisoner Reentry Clinic - Camden, NJ.
Pairs law student volunteers with recently released prisoners.
Drafted complaints, requests for child support modifications, motion to dismiss, and correspondence to clients, prosecutors, and judges.
Represented 6 federal prisoners in civil and family law cases.
Positive performance by Managing Attorney leading to largest number of clients amongst peers in clinic.
Won a motion to dismiss over $100,000 of client's traffic court fines and penalties.
Teaching Assistant June 2013 to July 2013Rutgers University School of Law - Camden, NJ.
A public law school.
Served as a liaison with organizations cosponsoring conferences.
Led planning of over 100 meetings between legislators and constituents attending the National Education Policy Summit Conference, National Transportation Equity Conference, and We Are One labor campaign.
U.S. Department Of Education
Education and Training
Juris Doctor : 2014Rutgers University School of Law - Camden, NJBar Admission: Results Pending from July 2015 Virginia Bar Exam
Bachelor of Science : Political Science, 2011Stockton University - Pomona, NJPolitical Science
*Rutgers University School of Law- Honors: --Plumbum Nos in Posterus Scholarship (Recognition of academic achievement and community service)Stockton University,
*Honors: NJ Educational Opportunity Fund Outstanding Academic Achievement Award: Maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.50-3.99