The EEOC New Orleans Office’s Technical Assistance Program Seminar
(TAPS) is scheduled on August 11, 2016.
The Agenda is planned based on the following:
REGISTRATION 7:30A.M. – 8:00 A.M.
WELCOME 8:00A.M. – 8:15 A.M.
Keith Hill, Field
Director 8:15A.M. – 9:00 A.M.
EEOC’s Strategic Enforcement Plan
Mr. Hill is the Field Director of the United States Equal Employment
Opportunity Commission’s New Orleans Field Office. As the Field
Director, Mr. Hill oversees: the investigation of over 1500 employment
discrimination charges filed each year against private sector employers
with 15 or more employees; the federal sector program for federal
employees who seek redress before the EEOC; and mediations that are
conducted in the field office under the Commission’s Alternative
dispute Resolution Program or ADR. Mr. Hill participates in the
EEOC’s outreach initiatives by providing guidance to stakeholders
on the laws enforced by the Commission. He frequently makes
presentations on topics that include race, religion, national origin and
sex discrimination, age discrimination, disability discrimination,
harassment, retaliation, wage disparity and various Commission
EEOC’s Digital Charge System
9:00 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.
BREAK 10:30 A.M. – 10:45 A.M.
Deputy Special Counsel Alberto Ruisanchez 10:45 A.M. – 11:45 A.M.
Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment
Mr. Ruisanchez is the Deputy Special Counsel of the Office of Special
Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices in the
Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. He graduated summa cum
laude from Georgetown University and magna cum laude from Harvard Law
School, where he was an editor on the Harvard Law Review. After
clerking for the Honorable Juan Torruella on the U.S. Court of Appeals
for the First Circuit, Mr. Ruisanchez was accepted to the Attorney
General’s Honors Program at the Department of Justice. Since then, he
has worked in various sections of the Civil Rights Division helping to
enforce laws that prohibit discrimination.
LUNCH 12:00 P.M. – 12:30 P.M.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER 12:30 P.M. – 1:30 P.M.
Mr. Lopez was sworn in as General Counsel of the U.S. Equal Employment
Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on April 8, 2010. He was nominated by
President Barack Obama and was confirmed by the Senate on December 22,
2010. He was confirmed a second time by the Senate on December 3, 2014.
Mr. Lopez is the first EEOC field trial attorney to be appointed as the
agency’s General Counsel. He has served at the Commission in various
capacities for the past 20 years, including as Supervisory Trial
Attorney in the Phoenix District Office and Special Assistant to
then-Chairman Gilbert F. Casellas
OFCCP (TBA) 1:30 P.M. –2:30 P.M.
BREAK 2:30 P.M. – 2:45 P.M.
Panel Discussion 2:45 P.M. – 3:45 P.M.
From our talented EEOC Attorneys
Adjoins at 3:45 p.m.
Continuing Legal Education (CLE), HRCI, and SHRM recertification
credits are available.
This seminar meets the yearly refresher training requirement for
federal agency EEO investigators and counselors.