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In observance of Native American Heritage Month
From the birth of the United states, Native Americans have contributed to the American experience with distinction. Through their culture of character and courage, Native Americans have proudly served in the United States military for more than 200 years. President George H. W. Bush first declared November as national American Indian Heritage Month in 1990. The month honors and celebrates the cultures of American Indians, or Native Americans, and Alaskan Natives. This November in observance of National Native American heritage month, we take time to honor and recognize the significant contributions made by the Native American community. The 2013 national theme is "Guiding Our Destiny with Heritage and Traditions."
Criminal Records: Pitfalls and Best Practices
Please join the U.S. Department of Labor's Civil Rights Center (CRC) for a webinar discussing how to screen people with criminal records in a targeted, balanced way and best practices to consider when developing criminal record screening policies. Tanisha Wilburn, Senior Attorney Advisor of the Office of Legal Counsel at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will lead an informative discussion of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's 2012 Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions. The webinar will take place December 4, 2013 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm. Space is limited. To register for this webinar, please visit https://dol.webex.com/dol/onstage/g.php?d=644612463&t=a.
State MOA Due Dates
Every two years from the date on which the initial Methods of Administration (MOA) was submitted to the CRC Director, the Governor must review the State's MOA and submit either a revision or certify the current version.
Excluding Applicants with Criminal History Records May Result in Discrimination
Employment restrictions based on criminal history records may have a discriminatory disparate impact on African-Americans and Hispanics.
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