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    WA State SHRM Diversity & Inclusion Talent Acquisition Workshop

    Date: October 17, 2017, 8:00am – 1:00pm
    Washington State SHRM
    South Seattle College – Georgetown Campus
    6737 Corson Avenue S.
    Seattle, WA 98108
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    Truths & Myths in Recruiting Women, Veterans and Persons with Disability

    Diversity & Inclusion drives innovation! October is National Disability Awareness month. Educate and celebrate diversity, inclusion and cultural awareness in the workplace.

    “Smart employers know that including different perspectives in problem-solving situations leads to better solutions. Hiring employees with diverse abilities strengthens their business, increases competition and drives innovation,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta.

    Date:     October 17, 2017

    Time:    Check-in and Networking opens at 7:30 am
                  Workshops starts at 8:00 am and closes at 1:00 pm
                  Complimentary lunch from 12:00 to 1:00 pm

    Price:    Complimentary to Human Resources, Recruiting and Diversity and Inclusion Professional as well as Hiring Managers, Federal Contractors and Business Owners

    Parking:   $3.00 pay at campus kiosk

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    The WA State SHRM Diversity & Inclusion Talent Acquisition Workshop
    Truths & Myths in Recruiting Women, Veterans and Persons with Disability

    This educational workshop includes presentations from content experts on topics related to Navigating workplace disability etiquette ADA & reasonable accommodation, overview and laws enforced by the OFCCP. Obligations of all Federal contractors, subcontractors (including subcontractor-to-subcontractor) and purchase order holders. Section 503 and VETS 4212 reporting.  Protected rights in the workplace. Thinking differently about your hiring process and hiring traditional & non-traditional employees and more.


    Moifair Chin, Equal Opportunity Specialist, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs–DOL

    Moifair is responsible for conducting compliance evaluations on federal contractors, subcontractors, and purchase order holders in supply and service and construction businesses as well as investigating complaints.  During her tenure at OFCCP, she has conducted numerous presentations for diverse participants, stakeholders, public, and federal contractors. Moifair believes that shared knowledge through public outreach about federal regulations, OFCCP expectations of federal contractors, and worker rights is the best way to help federal contractors, stakeholders, employees, and the public.  Among her accomplishments, Moifair received her bachelor’s degree in Law and Justice from Central Washington University, followed by a master’s degree in Public Administration from Seattle University. She worked for United Airlines in the aviation maintenance field and at a Seattle law firm as a paralegal.  In addition, Moifair fills her spare time as a volunteer mediator with the Seattle Federal Executive Board and Pierce County Dialogue and Resolution Center, mediating parenting plans, divorce, land use, and employment disputes. She is an adjunct faculty at Central Washington University in the Law and Justice Program and on the Advisory Board for the program. Moifair is also a section committee member on the King County Bar Alternate Dispute Resolution.

    Michael (CHIP) Kormas, VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, US, Dept of Veterans Affairs

    Michael (Chip), retired from the US Air Force as a Small Arms Technician.  In this role he taught marksmanship skills to air crews, security forces, special investigators, and Air Force personnel deploy in support of military operations.  He has a BA in WorkForce Development and Education and a MA in Organizational Leadership.  Since retiring from military service Chip has continued to serve his community by writing training curricula for a Metro Wastewater Treatment Plants, taught at several local colleges, worked as an Organizational Consultant, run a Veterans Employment Services Program for the State of WA, and now assists his fellow Veterans as the Employment Coordinator for the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, Seattle Regional Office, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program.

    Betty Lock, Regional Administrator, Women’s Bureau Seattle Office- DOL

    Betty and her team serve the states of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington, advocating for working women by surfacing issues and solutions to help them be successful in their jobs/careers and maintain balance between work and family life. Betty’s has expertise in managing social service and workforce development programs at the national, regional and local levels for over 25 years. Including managing employment and training programs for specific population groups such as employers, refugees, farm workers, veterans, Unemployment Insurance recipients, youth, women, and homeless individuals and families. Betty completed an 18-month Excellence in Leadership Program at Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor and was selected for leadership training while working at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Native American Programs. She also has private sector experience as a successful small business owner of an art gallery, photography retail store, and real estate development company. In addition, Betty has been a board member on community-based organizations in the Seattle area, including the Organization of Chinese Americans, Seattle Chapter, and the Chinese Information and Referral Service. She received a BA in philosophy from the University of Washington.

    Karen Miceli, Business Relations Manager, WA DSHS Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

    Karen has over 25 years in Human Resources, Employment and Workforce Development.  Her experience includes strategic planning related to recruiting, marketing, public relations and training such as ADA Train the Trainer.  Her employment services include successful placement, retention and advancement of individuals with disabilities throughout the Washington State.  Karen graduated from the University of Puget Sound with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and a Minor in Sociology.

    WA State SHRM Council would like to thank this event sponsors South Seattle College Georgetown, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) and WorkSource

    Reasonable accomodations available upon request