EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY ADVISORY COMMMITTEE
August 3, 2005
Rusin, Jessica Kondel, Nancy Fisher, Jeff McLain, Rick Rogers, Rod
Miller, Laura Tezer, and Advisor Maria Harris. Rosemary Troian also
participated in the call.
Jeremy called the meeting to order at 1:05 p.m.
Minutes from April, May, and July 2005 were approved.
Officer’s Reports: Jeremy thanked everyone for the good response to his e-mail
regarding the importance of attendance to meetings.
The committee did not meet and no date for meeting set yet, but
plans to meet sometime in August.
The committee met and discussed a new work plan for publicizing
student intern contributions to the SWR by placing articles in the
NOAA Diversity Newsletter, like the Sacramento office did last
month. The committee felt it was a good idea, so Jessica will
forward the plan to Rod for approval. The next meeting is scheduled
Regarding the Listserver work plan, there is a block in
communications to subscribers from WASC’s method of communication.
Until that block is remedied, there is not sufficient data to know
whether or not the Listserver has been effective. This issue and
ideas for why and how the Listserver subscriber list should be
updated and used will be discussed at the next subcommittee meeting.
Regarding the Interview Question work plan, Nancy has not had time
to contact Natalie Huff to clarify some of the committee’s
questions. Once the questions have been answered, a copy of the
final draft will be sent to HR at WASC for their review and input.
If nothing has changed since the last presentation to the committee,
the list of questions will be sent to anyone in the region that
interviews prospective employees for their review and input. Each
time there is a change, the updated version will be presented to the
committee. Once all changes have been made and a final version is
agreed upon by all parties, the plan will be presented to Rod for
his approval. The next meeting is scheduled for 8/16.
Both items were covered in Subcommittee Reports.
item was covered in Subcommittee Reports.
one was present to report on the IDP Training Follow-up, however,
Jeremy believes that this will be the first topic worked on by the
Program subcommittee at the next meeting.
Participation of management to EEOAC monthly meetings was presented
on the manager’s call. Regional management was supportive, and Rod
suggested a rotational assignment of ARA’s, the Deputy RA, and
himself to sit in each month. When none of those managers are
available, someone from a science center can fill in. Bill Fox is
also discussing Center management’s role in EEOAC meetings with
Rod. After a brief discussion, the committee decided that a
proposal be presented to Rod with not only his suggestion, but also
that managers from regional labs and offices also participate in the
rotation, as well as welcoming any manager to any meeting
Jessica announced that there is a site that offers federally
employed women to various training through workshops and conferences
and can be found at
www.few.org. The committee held a short discussion on possibly
adding participation in the EEOAC to be a part of their evaluation.
There were pros and cons to the idea, and Jeremy had a previous
discussion of this topic with Tim Price who left the decision up to
him. Another short discussion was also held about giving recognition
to participants of the EEOAC (as suggested by Natalie Huff) in order
to recognize service given as well as help in the recruitment of new
members. No decisions were made.
next meting is set for 9/7/05.
meeting was adjourned at 1:50 p.m.