SOUTHWEST EQUAL EMPLOYMENT
OPPORTUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
October 5, 2005
Attendees: Jeremy Rusin, Jessica Kondel, Nancy Fisher, Jeff McLain, Jerry Norton,
Rod Miller, and Advisor Maria Harris. Call to Order was at 1:09 p.m.
The September 2005 minutes were approved.
Officers Reports: Jeremy reported that there was no update on the status of
Carlos Garzas daughter. An update of Tim Price was given that he attended a Long
Beach party and looks great. He is awaiting final approval of disability retirement.
- Program: There were no meetings in September.
Rosemary is working with the committee on establishing regular meetings.
- Administrative: They held a quick meeting in
September and updated their draft Student Intern Work Plan. Look for an article and
picture of their student intern in the next NOAA Diversity Newsletter.
- Personnel: A meeting was held on 9/22/05 which was
very productive. See Old Business for details. Next meeting is scheduled for 10/13/05 at
- Draft Guidelines for Interview Questions (Personnel Sub.):
Nancy updated the group on additions to the questionnaire from Barbara Schloetter, WASC.
There was a group discussion and it was approved. Jeremy will forward the questionnaire to
interviewers throughout the region with a hard deadline to respond with their
- Listserver Status Update (Personnel Sub.): Jeff
updated the group on his efforts and progress to produce automated job search e-mails from
Quick Hire. If queries from Quick Hire can be successfully pasted into e-mail, they can be
sent to the ListServer for distribution to target addresses. Hes been having a
problem getting it to work, so Rick Rogers has been assisting him by working on it.
- Publicity of Student Contributions in the SWR (Admin.
Sub.): Again, look for next NOAA Diversity Newsletter for picture and article on
- Draft Work Plan: IDP Training Follow-up (Program Sub.):
Rosemary has been revising the work plan.
Next Meeting Date: November 2, 2005, at 1:00 p.m.
The meeting was adjourned at 1:45 p.m.
- Draft Intern Work Plan (Norton and Troian): Jerry
would like to kick around ideas with people that have used student interns as to what will
benefit both the intern and the staff. Ideas and a discussion can be conducted by
contacting jerry at email@example.com.
- SW EEOAC Mentor Program (Personnel Sub.): Jeff McLain
attended an AFS Conference where there was a session in which someone spoke about a
mentoring program for minorities. He did not attend the session, but contacted the speaker
of the session who clarified that he did not have such a program. He does, however, have a
program that helps students manage their careers. Jeff will check with AFS to see if they
have anything related to mentoring programs.