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PRESS RELEASE
7-15-14

U.S. EEOC Opens Registration for Guam EEO Seminar for Private & Public Employers

Federal Agency's Full-Day Seminar to Take Place Sep. 10 in Tumon at the Pacific Star Resort

GUAM - The federal agency tasked with enforcing laws against employment discrimination, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), today announced that registration has officially opened for its EEOC Guam Technical Assistance Program Seminar (TAPS) for both private and public employer representatives, confirmed to take place on Sept. 10 in Tumon, Guam.

It has been seven years since the EEOC hosted a seminar in Guam, the last one occurring in 2007. This year's seminar will feature keynote presentations by the EEOC's Acting Los Angeles District Director, Rosa Viramontes; EEOC Supervisory Administrative Judge, Diane Gross; and EEOC Honolulu Local Office Director, Timothy Riera. Officials from the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage & Hour Division and Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs are also slated to present.

The seminar is geared toward attorneys, mediators, human resource 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 beginning and advanced issue workshops for all.

"We are thrilled to return to Guam to connect with local employer representatives," said Rosa Viramontes, acting district director for the EEOC's Los Angeles District, which includes Guam in its juris­diction. "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 http://www.kinsail.com/view.asp?I=590507. Registration information may also be obtained by calling (213) 894-1045 or via e-mail: christine.park-gonzalez@eeoc.gov.  The early and online discounted fee for registration is $269 for the full-day seminar. Payments received after Aug. 11 or not online will incur the full registration fee of $299. The seminar will take place at the Pacific Star Resort & Spa in Tumon, which is offering discounted room rates for seminar attendees.

The EEOC is responsible for enforcing federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination in the public and private sectors. Additional information about the agency can be found at www.eeoc.gov.