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EEOC Chair Jacqueline Berrien To Address Excel Conference

WASHINGTON,  D.C. — The U.S. Equal Employment  Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will hold its 13th annual EXCEL  (Examining Conflicts in Employment Law) conference from July 12 to 15 at the  Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando,  Florida. EXCEL is the premier national  federal sector law conference and the most comprehensive of its kind  examining contemporary equal employment opportunity issues and other workplace  topics. The multi-day interactive and  educational program, themed “Passion for Equality”, features eight plenary  sessions and more than 50 workshops.

Participants  -- ranging from EEO managers, supervisors and specialists, attorneys, human  resource professionals and union officials -- will receive information on  recent developments in employment law and changes in agency procedures.

EEOC Chair  Jacqueline A. Berrien will deliver opening remarks on Monday, July 12, at 8:45  a.m. Other highlights include  presentations by Christine Griffin, Deputy Director of the Office of Personnel  Management; Carol Waller Pope, Chair of the Federal Labor Relations Authority,  and Susan T. Grundmann, Chair of the Merit Systems Protections Board.

EXCEL  will offer several workshop tracks on mediation, hearings preparation, and  analyzing barriers to full inclusion in the federal workforce. Additionally, Jocelyn Samuels, Senior  Counsel, Office of the Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice,  Civil Rights Division; and Mark G. Pearce, Board Member, National Labor  Relations Board, will speak.

Further details about the conference, including the agenda, pricing  information and online registration, are available online at The EEOC  is responsible for enforcing federal laws prohibiting employment  discrimination. Additional information  about the agency can be found on its web site at