SOUTHWEST EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
AUGUST 2, 2006
The meeting, which was chaired by Chairperson Jessica Kondel, convened at 1:35 p.m. and
adjourned at 1:48 p.m.
Attendees: Jessica Kondel, Miki Hirano, Rick Rogers, and Advisor Maria Harris.
Absent: Stefan Leeb, Jeff McClain, Rod Miller, Jerry Norton, Tracy Snell, and Rosemary
1. The meeting was called to order at 1:05 p.m.
2. There were not enough members in attendance for a quorum, so July minutes were not
3. Officers Reports:
a. Chairpersons Report: As an agreed upon topic for Kondel and Troian to
report at the weekly RMT and Science Center staff meetings, Kondel reported on the
Listserver workplan at the July 24 RMT. She also reported on the Annual EEO Program Status
Report Executive Summary for the Southwest Region to the RMT on the same day.
4. Subcommittee Report:
- Program: the Program Subcommittee was unable to meet last month; Kondel will
check with Troian for the date of the next meeting.
- Administrative: (1) the Administrative Subcommittee met on July 27 at which time
Kondel, Harris and Hirano discussed the focus of the information sheets. It was
established that the target audience for this would be the supervisors to provide them
information for interviewing and employing people with disabilities; EEOAC may want to
come up with a similar information sheet geared for employees in the future. Kondel added
that EEO is included in most of managements performance plans so this will help them
to comply with this element. Action: Hirano to send a first draft to EEOAC for
review by the end of this week/early next week, and (2) the next Administrative
Subcommittee meeting will be held on August 31 at 10:00 a.m.
- Personnel: (1) the Personnel Subcommittee met on July 31, at which time Rogers,
McClain, and Snell discussed the Listserver workplan. Rogers said they have experimented
with the listserver and discovered limitations to the system: the links do not work so a
person would have to go to Quickhire and, if interested in the position, would actually
have to apply for the job to review the position. What they have found is that USAJobs,
which works in conjunction with Quickhire, has an advanced system to get notices out to
people, and could do a better job than what the listserver could do. Rogers asked if the
subcommittee should pursue the listserver project further? Action: After discussion
it was recommended that the Personnel Subcommittee pursue the following: (1) develop
instructions that can be given to the listserver people on how to hook into USAJobs, and
(2) update the workplan to notify McInnis and Fox why we are discontinuing the listerver
and information on how USAJobs works, and (3) next Personnel Subcommittee meeting to be
5. Old Business:
a. Listserver (Personnel Sub.): please see Personnel Subcommittee Report
b. IDP Training Follow-up (Program Sub.): No updates to report at this time.
c. Intern Workplan (Program Sub.): No updates to report at this time.
d. EEO Bulletin Board Workplan (Admin Sub.): Hirano has established contact
people in each regional office who will be responsible for posting the required EEO
documents. She will touch base with Troian as to who could be a contact person for the
e. EEO Information Sheets (Admin Sub.): please see Administrative
Subcommittee Report above
6. New Business:
a. Topics for RMT meetings and Science Center staff meetings: not brought up for
7. Announcements: None.
8. Next Meeting Date: September 6, 2006, at 1:00 p.m. - meeting may be postponed due
Labor Day holiday.
9. The meeting was adjourned at 1: 48 p.m.