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FDWSRU Equal Opportunity/Civil Rights Special Emphasis Program Calendar of Events
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1 - Fiscal Year 2009
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Fiscal Year 2009

FDWSRU Equal Opportunity/Civil Rights Special Emphasis Program

Calendar of Events Fiscal Year 2009

 

October

Special Emphasis Program Planning Meeting

 

Special Presentation on “El Salvador”, the presentation included input from an on-site contractor that is from El Salvador.

 

Crucial Conversations Training presented by Jeff Schmitt, facilitator - Mandatory

Effective Feedback for Employees and Colleagues Simulation –AgLearn Mandatory

 

November

Thanksgiving Pot Luck Lunch with an emphasis on Native American recipes

Special Presentation by story tellers Bob and Barbara Gingerich

 

Location procured and distributed to all employees a 2008 edition of “Preventing Sexual Harassment & Other Workplace Harassment” fact sheets.

 

Location ensured distribution of AD-1135, USDA Handbook on Workplace Violence Prevention & Response to all employees.

 

December

Special Emphasis Program Planning Meeting

 

January

44th Presidential Inauguration Event – Soup Pot Luck, watched the inauguration live on TV with secondary feed from computer on large presentation screen.

 

Crucial Conversations Training presented by Jeff Schmitt, facilitator (Part II)

 

 

February

Seminar – Lord Nickens a local activist who worked towards desegregation and enfranchisement of the black community in Frederick County

 

 

March

Video Presentation – The secret behind Photo 51.  Documentary on scientist Rosalind Franklin and her part in the discovery of the double helix structure of DNA.

 

Location EO/CR Representative and Administrative Office attended 3rd Annual Ft. Detrick EO Conference as ARS, FDWSRU representatives and obtaining training in current Post EO/CR training/trends analysis and outreach activities for collaboration.

 

 

April

Special Emphasis Program Planning Meeting

 

 

May

Korean/Filipino/Indian Potluck Luncheon with PowerPoint presentation.

 

July

Lunch ‘N Learn – Presented by Jason Goodman (student intern) "Being LGBTQ and working for the Federal Government - Context of the USDA."

 

August

Seminar – William Scaggs – Common workplace concerns for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) employees

 

September

Special Emphasis Program Planning Meeting

 

Seminar – Wanda Jimenex-Barkdoll societal and work environment differences from the perspective of a Puerto Rican.

 

EO/CR representatives attended Ft. Detrick SEP Committee Members and Program Managers Training

 

 

We also had an assortment of “libraries” including music and books made available by various people within the Unit throughout the year.

 

Bulletin Board is updated monthly with appropriate posters, for months without a designation a diversity poster is put up.  Also includes a calendar of events for the month and relevant flyers.

 

Employees are made aware of any observances that occur on Ft. Detrick, usually include “Diversity Café” movie, Lunch with Speaker, or other events.

 

EO/CR representative attended Ft. Detrick SEP meetings

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