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The University of Arkansas Department of Equal Opportunity, Compliance, & Title IX
is proud to announce a new training opportunity, to close Military Appreciation Month,
entitled "Arkansas Veterans Preference: What is it? Who gets it? How is it applied?"
This training will serve as a refresher on the logistics and application of the Ark.
Code Ann. §§ 21-3-302 and 303 of the State Veteran’s Preference Law and OPM Policy
No. 30.20, which states that the university gives preference in appointment and employment
for certain qualified veterans, their spouses, or the surviving spouse of a deceased
Danielle Williams, Associate Vice Chancellor, will also answer questions regarding the policy. This presentation is highly suggested for all HR personnel and recruitment/employment coordinators, and those who want to learn more about the policy. In anticipation of the training opportunity, participants should familiarize themselves with the policy located at https://www.dfa.arkansas.gov/images/uploads/personalManagementOffice/30_20VeteransPreference.pdf
The University of Arkansas Department of Equal Opportunity, Compliance, & Title IX is proud to announce a new training opportunity, in observation of Military Appreciation Month. The new offering is entitled “Closing the Gap between Military-affiliated and Hiring Managers.” The speaker for the offering is Judith Tavano, M.A., SHRM-SCP.
According to a 2020 SHRM Foundation report, 90% of U.S. military veterans report obstacles
in attaining employment. In 2020, the SHRM Foundation and Walmart.org published a
report noting that only 55% of organizations have a program related to the employment
of veterans. And, as recently as September 22, 2021, Forbes reports that U.S. talent
shortages are at a 10-year high. There’s something wrong with this math. These numbers
do not add up. Veterans and the military-affiliated are struggling to find employment
and there is a talent shortage. Hiring Managers to the rescue? Who better equipped
than hiring managers to take on the dual challenge of helping veterans position themselves
to start their civilian careers and at the same time create organizational strategies
to better recruit, hire, engage, and retain veterans?
But how? Where to begin? How to succeed? Join us on May 5, 2022, to learn how you can build a program to effectively recruit, hire, and retain veterans in your organization. Take an hour of your time to learn more about veterans and the value they can bring to your workplace. Hiring veterans isn’t just patriotic, it’s good for our University. It has been said the defense of this nation depends upon those willing to serve…and upon those who support that service. Hiring managers are uniquely positioned to support that service bridging the gap between the veteran talent pool and open positions.
Equal Opportunity, Compliance & Title IX and the Walton College of Business Tyson Center for Faith and Spirituality in the Workplace are pleased to host a Conversation Series: Religious Inclusion in the Workplace. The majority of the webinar will include a discussion with Keukeu Abdullah. Keukeu will discuss her own faith perspective and answer questions regarding Ramadan. Please note that this event is part of a series and will include new and different information from past sessions.
Keukeu Abdullah lives in Fayetteville, AR since 2001 and is originally from Indonesia. Since she was young, Keukeu has been very active in her community and deeply passionate about volunteering. ICNWA (Islamic Center of Northwest Arkansas), IMSA (Indonesian Muslim Society in America), and Muhammadiyah USA are some very involved organizations that currently take her time. She has been working at the University of Arkansas for almost 18 years, and now, she is a Senior Business Analyst at Business Solutions and Support Department. Keukeu holds a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from Universitas Padjajaran and a Master of Science in Operations Management from the University of Arkansas. She is an advisor for RSOs: Muslima and Permias - UARK (Indonesian Student Association). She received Employee of the Year from Staff-Senate at the University of Arkansas in 2012, Outstanding Volunteer from Fayetteville Public School in 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2020 Hoyt H. Purvis Award from Graduate School and International Education Division.
The conversation series presents a wonderful opportunity for us to better understand the diverse faith perspectives represented in our U of A community. This event will explore atheism – a perspective held by many of our fellow faculty, staff and student body – and will help attendees feel more comfortable engaging in conversations regarding atheism and agnosticism in the workplace and educational environment. The majority of the webinar will include a discussion Professor Jon Johnson. Jon will discuss his own faith perspective and answer questions. Please note that this event is part of a series and will include new and different information from past sessions.
Video conferencing technology has been one of the heroes of the pandemic. Not all of these tools are created equal when it comes to accessibility and approaches to delivery can enhance access or create barriers. We’ll look at ways to create a more usable and accessible meeting(s) for everyone. Presenter: Melanie Thorton and J'onnelle Colbert-Diaz.
Planning conferences that are accessible to people with disabilities involves focusing on the accessibility of all aspects of your meeting, from choosing a site through promotion, registration, presentations, and handouts to ensuring effective communication. This session explains the general obligations under the ADA and considerations for holding meetings that are open to the public. Participants will receive tips for ensuring access and work through real-life scenarios to walk them through the accommodations process. Presenter: Marisa Demaya (Southwest ADA Center) and J’onnelle Colbert-Diaz
A virtual presentation on effective communication requirements for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Main Presenter: Leon Loggins began working for OCR as a Research Assistant through OCR’s student internship program the summer of 2004. Leon reviewed applications from hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, rural health clinics, and other covered entities regarding their compliance with federal civil rights laws enforced by OCR for participation in the Medicare Program. In September 2009, Leon converted to an Equal Opportunity Specialist with OCR conducting investigations involving the Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules, as well as Federal civil rights laws covering race, color, national origin, disability, age, or sex, religion, and the exercise of conscience, and other health and human services programs that receive Federal financial assistance from HHS.
Leon currently serves as an Analyst, where he is directly responsible for carrying out a variety of analytical, operational and technical assignments in support of OCR’s programmatic and information system, and management accountability needs.
Leon received his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Texas, College of Public Affairs and Community Service, and his master’s degree in public administration from Walden University, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.
This session covers A to Z basics of interacting with persons with disabilities for your frontline managers, providers of goods and services and any related staffs of Title II entities that deal with the general public on a daily basis. Topics include disability etiquette, recognizing and understanding hidden disabilities, service animals in areas of public accommodation, making reasonable accommodations and reasonable policy modifications. This presentation will also include an interactive discussion of common scenarios that participants will work through to determine solutions in a group environment. These scenarios can then be referred back to as examples that they can use in their daily activities/work. Presenter: Sashikala Nisankaro and J’onnelle Colbert-Diaz
The Autumn presents a wonderful opportunity for us to better understand the diverse faith perspectives represented in our U of A community. This conversation series will briefly explore some Autumn events that many of our fellow faculty, staff and study body celebrate and help attendees feel more comfortable engaging in conversations regarding religion and spirituality in the workplace and educational environment. The majority of the webinar will include a discussion with Rabbi Sam Radwine. Rabbi Radwine will present on the Jewish High Holy Days. Please note that this event is part of a series and will include new and different information from past sessions.
In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM), the University of Arkansas – Fayetteville Office of Equal Opportunity, Compliance & Title IX in collaboration with the Asian Pacific American Employee Impact Group and the School of Law, hosted a virtual panel event highlighting remarkable APA professionals within the Law profession, entitled “Forging New Paths: AAPIs in the Legal Profession.”
- Er-Gene Kahng, President of APAEIG and Professor of Violin
- Edison Williams, UAF School of Law Diversity Equity and Inclusion Program Manager
Panel speakers include:
- Brian G. Kim, President of Arkansas Colleges of Health Education
- Kimberly Vu-Dinh, UALR Assistant Professor Law - Director of Business Innovations Clinic
- Sol Kim, Immigration Law Attorney at Taylor Law Firm
Equal Opportunity, Compliance & Title IX is pleased to host an informational webinar entitled: “Covid-19 and Diverse Communities: Debunking Myths About the Vaccine,” which will lay out the facts and answer the important questions regarding the Covid-19 vaccine(s).
Speakers will include:
Dr. Huda Sharaf, Medical Director, Pat Walker Health Center, University of Arkansas
Dr. Derrick Gray, Family & Preventive Medicine Physician, Assistant Professor & Associate Program Director of Education, University of Arkansas Medical Sciences
Ms. Dana Fields, Advanced Practice Nurse, Pat Walker Health Center, University of Arkansas
Supervisors, managers, and the campus community play a role in ensuring that all individuals, no matter their background, feel welcome and that no aspect of their identity will mean that they feel as though they aren’t included. The University strives to encourage an environment where employees bring their “full self” to work, where they feel comfortable, willing, and able to talk about what is most important to them. As such, the workplace can play a critical role in breaking barriers and encouraging increased intercultural understanding and communication. The spring presents a wonderful opportunity for us to better understand the diverse faith perspectives represented in our U of A community. This conversation series will explore several of the upcoming events that many of our fellow faculty, staff, and student body will be celebrating and help attendees feel more comfortable engaging in conversations regarding religion and spirituality in the workplace and educational environment. Please note that this event is part of a series and will include new and different information from past sessions.
This talk featuring Dr. Lisa Corrigan (Professor of Communication and Director of the Gender Studies Program at the University of Arkansas, Fulbright College) examines the shifting political context of women's equality to understand historical and contemporary issues facing U.S. women as a social class, including: unequal political representation, poverty, social violence, the wage gap, the glass ceiling, second shift labor, and leaky pipelines. This program was co-hosted by the University of Arkansas Office of Equal Opportunity, Compliance & Title IX, the School of Law and the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences.
Reginald Miller, vice president and global chief diversity, equity, and inclusion officer at McDonald’s and an alumnus of the University of Arkansas, provided a virtual talk at 11:30 a.m. February 3rd as part of Black History Month 2021.
“A Conversation with Reginald J. Miller: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Modern Age” featured discussions about diversity and inclusion, how to engage in these conversations in an organization, best practices and guidance for D&I, and how to prepare to work in diverse organizations. A short question-and-answer session followed the talk.
Supervisors, managers, and the campus community play a role in ensuring that all individuals, no matter their background, feel welcome and that no aspect of their identity will mean that they feel as though they aren’t included. The University strives to encourage an environment where employees bring their “full self” to work, where they feel comfortable, willing, and able to talk about what is most important to them. As such, the workplace can play a critical role in breaking barriers and encouraging increased intercultural understanding and communication. The new year presents a wonderful opportunity for us to better understand the diverse faith perspectives represented in our U of A community. This conversation series will explore several of the upcoming events that many of our fellow faculty, staff, and student body will be celebrating and help attendees feel more comfortable engaging in conversations regarding religion and spirituality in the workplace and educational environment.
The Tyson Center for Faith and Spirituality in the Workplace connects current and future business leaders across a variety of faith backgrounds and provides opportunities for increased understanding of diverse religious beliefs and values in the workplace. The winter holiday season presents a wonderful opportunity for us to better understand the diverse faith perspectives represented in our U of A community. This workshop will explore several of the upcoming winter holidays that many of our fellow faculty, staff, and student body will be celebrating.
It is the policy of the University of Arkansas to encourage fair, efficient and equitable solutions for problems arising out of the employment relationship. Therefore, the informal and formal grievance policy has been adopted to provide an avenue of resolving grievances for all staff employees. This training will familiarize departments with their responsibilities in dealing with informal and formal grievances.
This workshop/webinar is designed for those who are new to digital accessibility. We’ll cover a few important items that everyone can do to create a more accessible digital world. Some of the areas of accessibility we will cover are email, MS Word Documents, MS PowerPoint and social media.
While the recent #MeToo and #TimesUp movements shed light on workplace sexual harassment, employers remain less familiar with risks associated with workplace disability harassment. This webinar will focus on the growing trend of disability harassment in the workplace, including:
- The difference between workplace harassment and bullying
- Harassment in the disability context
- Identifying types of adverse conduct
- Exploration of selected case law and practical applications
Design is powerful in its ability to include some and exclude others. When the design of a course is approached in a thoughtful and inclusive way, it creates an educational environment where all students have an opportunity to learn and demonstrate their mastery of the course content. We’ll explore some of the barriers students with disabilities face in taking online courses and some solutions for removing those barriers.
How can we move beyond compliance to creating a campus where disability is valued as an aspect of diversity and access and inclusion are provided proactively? We’ll explore some of the common barriers faced by faculty, staff and students with disabilities on a college campus and look at ways we can work together to remove those barriers.