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EEOC Announces 2015 Federal Training Courses

OFO Director Says Proactive Prevention is Best Medicine to Stop Discrimination 

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Office of Federal Operations (OFO), today announced the issuance of the 2015 Federal Training Course Calendar, which is available online

The EEOC offers a variety of expert training geared specifically for federal employees and managers. The interactive courses are also ideal for equal employment opportunity (EEO) counselors and investigators, agency representatives and attorneys, as well as anyone else interested in EEO issues and practices affecting the federal workplace. 

Some course offerings are designed to meet the training requirements for EEO counselors and investigators based on Management Directive (MD)-110 and related guidance. Other courses are tailored to meet the needs of EEO practitioners responsible for conducting MD-715 barrier analyses, drafting final agency decisions and letters of acceptance and dismissal. 

"Proactive prevention is the best medicine to stop discrimination before it starts," said Carlton M. Hadden, director of the EEOC's Office of Federal Operations (OFO). "Therefore, we encourage the federal sector community to learn from the experts and help foster a model federal workplace." 

The training courses include: 

  • Barrier Analysis
  • Basic MD-715
  • Counselor Refresher
  • Disability Program Manager (basic and advanced)
  • Drafting Final Agency Actions
  • Drafting Letter of Acceptance & Dismissal
  • EEO Laws Refresher
  • Investigator Refresher
  • New Counselor and New Investigator
  • EEO and HR for Managers & Supervisors (joint EEOC/OPM program)

 Follow the EEOC's Office of Federal Operations on Twitter @EEOC_OFO for information updates and news about federal sector EEO and related issues - including reminders about upcoming training courses and outreach.

The EEOC enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination in the public and private sectors. Further information is available on EEOC's website at