EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY ADVISORY COMMMITTEE
September 7, 2005
Rusin, Jessica Kondel, Nancy Fisher, Jessica Matson, Jeff McLain,
Jerry Norton, Laura Tezer, and Advisor Maria Harris. Rosemary
Troian also participated in the call.
the meeting to order at 1:05 p.m.
Minutes from August 2005 meeting were approved.
Officer’s Reports: none.
The committee did not meet and no date for meeting set yet.
Jessica discussed with Rod McInnis (RA for the SWR) the idea
of having additional supervisors (above and beyond, the RA,
Deputy RA, Science Director and Deputy Science Director)
participate regularly on SW EEOAC calls. Rod was
supportive of having upper management participate on calls,
but preferred to not incorporate other supervisors in the
regular rotation. Jessica noted that the EEOAC calls are
open and any supervisor or other employee is welcome to join
the calls as they please. Jessica also reported that Jim
Milbury was finalizing an article for the Diversity
Newsletter on interns in the Long Beach office. The next
Admin. Subcommittee meeting is scheduled for 9/29.
Nancy Fisher reported that Barb Schloetter was reviewing the
draft guidelines for interview questions. Jeff McLain
summarized the current status of the Listserver workplan and
recent discussions with Rob Bistodeau regarding approaches
to make the listserver operable. Jeff described three
options: (1) send subscribers only a link to the each
vacancy announcement, (2) send subscribers information about
how to register and receive announcements directly from
Quickhire, and (3) send summary announcements to each
subscriber. Jeff mentioned, and the group discussed, short-
and long-term options for the Listserver. Specifically,
that the most immediate need was to get the Listserver up
and running by manually posting information on the
Listserver. A long-term goal might be to automate the
Listserver using existing capabilities within Quickhire.
The next Personnel Subcommittee meeting is scheduled for
Discussions of Guidelines for Interview Questions, the
Listserver, and Contributions of Student Interns in the SWR were
covered in Subcommittee reports. There was no new information
available on the IDP Training Follow-up Workplan.
Norton and Rosemary Troian presented ideas for an intern
workplan, including possible terms, course credit, and scope
of work. They asked for feedback from the group. Jerry and
Rosemary plan to discuss the idea further and possibly draft
a workplan for the SW EEOAC’s consideration and approval.
Jeff described his experiences at the 2005 American Fisheries
Society meeting including a mentoring program which could also
be implemented by the SW EEOAC. Jeff suggested that SW EEOAC
members could mentor or recruit mentors to interact with
students on some level. Activities might include job shadowing,
providing career advice, or providing students with more context
about the work done in NOAA/NMFS. The Committee was generally
supportive of this idea and agreed to discuss it further during
its October meeting.
next meting is set for 10/5/05 at 1:00pm PDT.
The meeting was
adjourned at 1:45 p.m.