EEOAC Minutes - November 3, 2004
November 3, 2004
Attendees: Jeremy Rusin, Nancy Fisher, Carlos Garza, Jessica Kondel, Laura Tezer, and Rosemary Troian Absent: Brian Cluer, Tim Price, Eleanor Domalaog, Rick Wantuck and Rick Rogers. Maria Harris was present as advisor and Stefan Leeb, SWFSC ITS, was with us today in anticipation of being a new member.
Jeremy Rusin opened the meeting at 1:05p.m.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The minutes of the Oct. Meeting were approved once a quorum was met.
Tim Price is now walking with a four-pronged cane at home and taking physical therapy. Everybody is amazed at his determination.
Program: Rosemary Troian reported that the Program subcommittee met, but she was the only member present. Maria Harris and Jeremy Rusin joined the call. The Food Drive at the La Jolla Lab was discussed and also a possible tour of the David Starr Jordan.
Personnel: The Personnel Subcommittee did not meet.
Administrative: The Administrative Subcommittee did not meet in October. The Subcommittee plans on meeting the last Thursday of each month; however, this schedule may change due to the holidays.
The Committee discussed 2005 membership. Rosemary reported that two or more new members may come from the La Jolla lab. Others would request to have announcements resent to solicit additional members. Jessica Matson (Santa Cruz) was interested in joining the Committee to replace Stephanie Johnson; a memo was sent to Rod and Bill for their approval.
The committee discussed the role of diversity and the role of the EEOAC. After much discussion, it was agreed that we all need to take a look at the definitions of the above terms. Much of the discussion was related to the question of whether Diversity is separable from EEO. In other words, in making the decision to include diversity in SW EEOAC activities, we must first be clear on what we propose to do and if what the SW EEOAC proposes is actually outside the scope of EEO activities. The Administrative Subcommittee agreed to discuss the meaning of these terms and the activities the SW EEOAC might undertake if it chooses to include diversity in the scope of its work, and present its conclusions at the December 2004 meeting of the full Committee.
Following the meeting, Stefan Leeb found some Web site definitions and Rosemary forwarded those to the committee. Natalie Huff sent out the official definitions.
Carlos mentioned a couple of ideas for potential workplans. One idea included the use of bulletin boards to provide information on monthly awareness events, outreach reports, alternative work schedules or other such information. Carlos also mentioned that because managers have Diversity in their performance plans the SW EEOAC might include helpful information for managers on its website. Carlos agreed to provide the full Committee with more information on these ideas at the December 2004 meeting.
The next meeting will be Dec. 1 at 1:00 p.m.
The meeting adjourned at 1:50 p.m.
All information in the web page was approved
by the SW EEOAC Executive Committee.
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