July 6, 2005
Attendees: Jeremy Rusin, Jessica Kondel, Nancy Fisher, Jessica Matson, and Carlos
Garza. Absent: Advisor Maria Harris, Jeff McLain, Rick Rogers, Rod Miller, Rick Wantuck,
Laura Tezer, and Jerry Norton.
Although a quorum was not met, attendees agreed to have a discussion of agenda items
and Jeremy Rusin, Chair, opened the meeting at 1:05 p.m.
No past minutes were approved since a quorum was not in attendance.
Jeremy will work on the possibility of an ARA or Deputy RA attending our monthly
Mention was made that the SWR had two points of interest in the most recent Diversity
newsletter: A tour of the NOAA Ship David Starr Jordan, and a piece on student interns
working in the Sacramento office.
No June meeting was held.
No June meeting was held. There are currently no work plans, but Jessica Kondel is
available to update the SWR EEOAC web site as needed. She is also available to volunteer
on other subcommittees, if needed.
No June meeting was held. There is a July meeting scheduled for next week.
(a) Draft Guidelines for Interview Questions:
After certain questions are answered by Natalie Huff (via phone call or e-mail from
Nancy Fisher), Nancy will resend the guidelines to the EEOAC committee for final review
and comments. Once changes are made, if any, the guidelines will be forwarded to area
Supervisors and other appropriate hiring staff for review and comments.
List Server Status Update:
There was a discussion as to whether or not the List Server is being utilized and if it
is worth the time and effort to create a working database, which would be labor intensive.
Maria Harris has contacted Barbara Schloeter regarding tracking List Server responses to
see if it is being utilized and to what extent. The results will be reported to the group
for further consideration.
(a) Discussion of May call w/Natalie Huff and the SW EEOACs Role:
There was some disagreement amongst the group with Natalies difference between
diversity and EEO. It was noted that there is a fine line and some overlap between the
Draft Work Plan to Follow-up on the IDP Training:
This is still a work in progress. Questions will continue to be developed, along with a
plan of attack for this worthwhile follow-up.
Next Meeting Date: August 3, 2005, 1:00 p.m.
Adjournment: Meeting was adjourned at 1:50 p.m.