Press Release 02-19-2020

EEOC Opens Registration for Honolulu EEO Seminar for Private and Public Employers

Federal Agency's Full-Day Seminar to Take Place May 14 in Honolulu at the Halekulani Hotel

HONOLULU - The federal agency tasked with enforcing laws against employment discrimin­ation, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), announced that registration has opened for its EEOC Honolulu Technical Assistance Program Seminar (TAPS) for both private and public employer representatives, confirmed to take place on May 14 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

This year's seminar will feature keynote presentations by EEOC Los Angeles District Director Rosa Viramontes, EEOC Supervisory Administrative Judge Diane Gross, and EEOC Honolulu Local Office Director Glory Gervacio Saure. Officials from the Hawaii Civil Rights Commission, U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) are among those invited to present. Topics for this year's seminar include: the EEOC Legal Landscape, the Hidden Effects of Harassment, Changing the Workplace Culture Through Respectful Workplaces, and the Evolution of the ADA - 30 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The seminar is geared toward attorneys, mediators, human resource personnel, union officials and equal employment opportunity (EEO) professionals in the private and federal sectors, along with other inter­ested parties. The comprehensive training sessions will provide updates and guidance on EEO law and how to approach EEO cases the way the EEOC experts do. The last EEOC seminar held in Honolulu was in 2017.

"We are very pleased to be returning to Honolulu to host this one-of-a-kind seminar where the EEOC brings together experts to share their knowledge with the employer community in Hawaii," said Glory Gervacio Saure, local director for the EEOC Honolulu local office.

Rosa Viramontes, district director for the EEOC's Los Angeles District, which includes Hawaii in its juris­diction, added, "We are thrilled to return to Hawaii and look forward to connecting with local employer representatives. Our seminar is an opportunity to hear firsthand from EEOC officials who will provide updates and guidance on how to address and prevent discrimination, harassment and retaliation in the workplace."

Further details about the conference, including the agenda, pricing information and online registration are available at www.eeotraining.eeoc.gov. Registration information may also be obtained by calling (213) 894-1111 or via e-mail: khatchig.khatchadourian@eeoc.gov. The registration fee for the full-day seminar is $349. The seminar will take place at the Halekulani Hotel.

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