The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Meeting of September 7, 2006, Washington D.C. on Federal Sector EEO Investigations

Director, Office of Federal Operations
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Carlton M. Hadden, is the Director of the Office of Federal Operations, United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Washington, D.C. The office provides oversight for the government-wide EEO complaint adjudication and affirmative employment functions and is responsible for the Federal governmentís Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) appellate function.

He is a graduate of an HBCU-North Carolina Central University. He also earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Catholic Universityís Columbus School of Law. Prior to his service with EEOC, Mr. Hadden was employed with the George Washington University.

Mr. Hadden began his federal career with the commission in 1987 as an attorney responsible for writing EEOC appeals decisions. Early in his career at EEOC, he worked as a Supervisory Attorney and later as an Attorney Advisor to the Director of the Office of Federal Operations. In 1999, he was selected to be the Director of the Office of Federal Operations.

Under his leadership, EEOCís federal sector accomplishments include the implementation of EEOCís Management Directive 715 - the guidance for federal agencies on how to achieve Model EEO program status. As well, he was responsible for the implementation of the Part 1614 federal sector complaint processing regulations; increased onsite reviews, improved data collection; increased outreach, education and technical assistance. Mr. Hadden has improved working relationships with all stakeholder organizations.

Further, through the use of innovative case management techniques and pilot programs, EEOCís appellate inventory has been significantly reduced by over 40%.

Through comprehensive efforts, Mr. Hadden continues to work toward the Commissionís mission of eradicating discrimination in the federal workplace.

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