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U.S. Department of Labor National Equal Opportunity Conference Registration Brochure





Event title:      U.S. Department of Labor 13th Annual National Equal Opportunity Conference


Dates:             July 31 – August 2, 2002


Location:        Marriott Crystal Gateway Hotel

                        1700 Jefferson Davis Highway

                        Arlington, Virginia 22202-3564

                        Toll Free Reservation Number:   1-800-228-9290 (voice)

                                                                                1-800-288-7014 (TTY)


Host:               U.S. Department of Labor

                        Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management

                        Civil Rights Center


Conference History             


The Annual National Equal Opportunity Conference began in 1989 with the objective of establishing an event that would facilitate information exchange and heighten awareness about in the ever-evolving world of equal opportunity and nondiscrimination.  This event represents the U.S. Department of Labor’s commitment in assisting its grantees and contractors to fulfill their equal opportunity and nondiscrimination obligations.  Professional staff of all U.S. Department of Labor financial assistance recipients -national, State and local level -are strongly encouraged to attend, particularly those with equal opportunity duties and responsibilities.



Conference Highlights


Receive a conference welcome from Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao and hear her equal opportunity goals for the workforce system.


Participate in workshops conducted by civil rights experts on such topics as:


Religious discrimination and accommodation


Section 504


Complaint Investigation Techniques


Processing Complaints in a 1-Stop System


Conducting physical and program accessibility assessments


LEP best practices by the top three leading States


Assistive Technology


Recent Supreme Court Decisions & Legal Cases Update


Age Discrimination


Learn about the President’s Freedom Initiatives, the new partnership between the Office of Disability Employment Programs and the Civil Rights Center (CRC), CRC’s new Methods of Administration train-the-trainer course, and many other topics that will help you keep current in an ever-changing environment.  During breaks, lunch, and after workshops network with equal opportunity professionals and workforce staff from every State, Monitor Advocates, Older Worker grantees, Job Corps Center staff from the 118 Centers across the country.



Registration Form


Conference Information . . .


Conference registration fee - $250


Registration fee includes – Collectible conference briefcase/bag, souvenir items, continental breakfast each day (full breakfast on day two), mid-morning and mid-afternoon break, two three course lunches, and an evening networking reception.


Registration Period


Registration opens April 15, 2002 and closes July 17, 2002


Conference registration instructions – a simple 3 step process


Step 1 - Complete registration form for each registrant

Step 2 – Enclose check, made payable to USDOL-Civil Rights Center.  State employee conference registrants paying by purchase order should write “Paying by Purchase Order” on the top of the registration form and fax to attention of Gloria Simpson or Margaret Montoya at (202) 693-6505.  No credit cards are accepted.

Step 3 – Place registration form and check in envelope and mail to:


ATTN:  Gloria Simpson

U.S. Department of Labor

Civil Rights Center

Room N-4123

200 Constitution Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20210


IMPORTANT NOTE: As a preventive security measure all incoming U.S. Postal Service first-class mail is eradiated and will result in a longer than usual delivery time.  Please allow for extra time when mailing first-class via the U.S. Postal Service.  This delay in mail delivery does not apply to UPS, Federal Express, and other private mail delivery companies.  In addition to mailing, registration forms may be faxed to the attention of Gloria Simpson at (202) 693-6505.


Conference Location


Marriott Crystal Gateway Hotel

                        1700 Jefferson Davis Highway

                        Arlington, Virginia 22202-3564

                        Toll Free Reservation Numbers:

1-800-228-9290 (voice)

                        1-800-288-7014 (TTY)


Making hotel reservations


Conference registrants must make their own hotel reservations.  The hotel is guaranteeing a government rate of $150 per night (plus local tax).  The rate is available on a first-come basis for room nights during July 29 thru August 2, 2002.


Upon request, the hotel has accessible rooms for individuals with disabilities, and non-smoking rooms.


The hotel will hold all reservations until 6:00 p.m. on the scheduled date of arrival unless guaranteed with a deposit or credit card.


Conference registration assistance


For assistance regarding conference registration contact Gloria Simpson at

(202) 693-6541, or Margaret Montoya at (202) 693-6532.


For all other conference assistance contact Peggy B. Lewis at (202) 693-6528


The Civil Rights Center’s general number is at (202) 693-6500 (voice) and (202) 693-6515 (TTY) that are staffed between the hours of 8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Fridays, except for holidays.


For information about the National Association of State Workforce Agencies, Inc. Equal Opportunity contact Mary Sue Vickers at (202) 434-8020.