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U.S. EEOC Opens Registration for Honolulu EEO Seminar for Private and Public Employers

Federal Agency's Full-Day Seminar to Take Place Sep. 15 in Honolulu at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki

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 Sept. 15 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Glory Gervacio Saure, the EEOC's Honolulu local director, is hosting this seminar in Hawaii for the first time in 15 years. This year's seminar will feature keynote presentations by the EEOC's Los Angeles district director, Rosa Viramontes; EEOC Supervisory Administrative Judge Diane Gross; EEOC Supervisory Trial Attorney Rumduol Vuong and EEOC Honolulu Local Office Director Glory Gervacio Saure. Officials from the Hawaii Civil Rights Commission, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division and Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs are also slated to present.

The seminar is geared toward attorneys, mediators, human resource, union officials and equal employment opportunity (EEO) professionals in the private and federal sectors, along with other interested parties. The comprehensive training sessions and workshops will provide updates and guidance on EEO law and how to approach EEO cases the way the EEOC experts do. There is also a federal sector track for EEO professionals and attorneys representing federal agencies, along with a selection of workshops to customize the learning experience.

"The last time the EEOC presented this type of training seminar in Hawaii was in 2002," said Glory Gervacio Saure, local director for the EEOC Honolulu Local Office. "We are very pleased to be hosting this one-of-a-kind seminar where the EEOC brings together experts to share their knowledge with the employer community in Hawaii."

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 to connect 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) 894-1045 or via e-mail: nicole.stgermain@eeoc.gov. The registration fee for the full-day seminar is $349. The seminar will take place at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki.

The EEOC advances opportunity in the workplace by enforcing federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. More information is available at www.eeoc.gov.