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The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission


Vice Chair Naomi Earp and Other Top Officials to Speak at Annual Event in Las Vegas

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will hold its annual federal sector EXCEL conference from July 24 to 27 at Caesar’s Palace in downtown Las Vegas, Nevada.

EXCEL (Examining Conflicts in Employment Law) 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. EEOC Vice Chair Naomi C. Earp is scheduled to deliver remarks on the opening morning of the conference on Monday, July 24, at 9:00 a.m. Other highlights that day include lunch with keynote speaker Commissioner Christine M. Griffin; a dialogue with EEOC commissioners; and an update from EEOC’s Office of Federal Operations and Office of Field Programs.

The multi-day interactive and educational program features seven plenary sessions, 52 different workshops, and two specialty tracks – one for Hearings Preparation and one for the new Advanced Mediation and Negotiation Skills Track.  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. In addition to EEOC officials, the event features speakers from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA), and the private sector.

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

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