New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

Helpful information to share with your participants:

Leila Darwish

Community Engagement and Volunteer Coordinator, NOLA Ready

New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

1300 Perdido Street  |  Suite 9W03  |  New Orleans, LA 70112

Leila.Darwish@nola.gov

Office: 504-658-8730

Cell: 504-250-9824

ready.nola.gov | Twitter @ NOLAReady | Facebook @ NOHSEP

 

United States Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division: An Exclusive Invitation from the Wage and Hour Division

Dear Stakeholder,

Cheryl M. Stanton, Administrator of the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division, will be in New Orleans, LA, on Friday, August 16, 2019. The Administrator is interested in meeting with stakeholders in our area as part of her visit.  You are one of the many important constituents with an interest in the mission of the Wage and Hour Division, and we would welcome your attendance at this event. It will be a unique opportunity to discuss directly with Administrator Stanton items of importance to you, your organization, and your constituencies.

Location:  Hale Boggs Federal Complex, 500 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA; Room B106

Date:  Friday, August 16, 2019

Time:  9am to 10am CST

This is a FREE event that requires registration.  Please register for the event using the link below.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/meet-the-wage-and-hour-adminstrator-new-orleans-la-tickets-68177425515

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at Sabik.william@dol.gov.

 

 

William Sabik

 

Community Outreach and Resource Planning Specialist
United States Department of Labor

Wage and Hour Division
New Orleans District Office
600 S. Maestri Place, Suite 615
New Orleans, LA 70130

(504) 299-1497 office/fax

sabik.william@dol.gov

www.wagehour.dol.gov

 

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DHS/CRCL Incident Community Coordination Team (ICCT) National Conference Call on the Shootings in El Paso, TX and Dayton, OH Follow- up Email and Federal Resources Guide

Dear Community Partners:

Thanks to those of you who participated in the Department of Homeland Security’s Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Incident Community Coordination Team (ICCT) national conference call on August 6, 2019 and for sharing your various perspectives and concerns regarding the tragic incidents in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio.  My office is committed to the goal of securing our nation while ensuring the protection of civil rights and civil liberties, and we encourage you to always feel free to share additional concerns by emailing my office at communityengagement@hq.dhs.gov.

I would also like to share a list of resources (see below) which may be useful for you and your community members, especially in the wake of these recent tragedies. Please share this information with your networks of affiliated stakeholders.

Thank you again for your continued partnership as we work together to keep our country safe from the threats we face.

 

Sincerely,

Peter E. Mina

Deputy Officer for Programs and Compliance

Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

Department of Homeland Security
http://www.dhs.gov/crcl

 

Resources

 

  • DHS Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Community Engagement Section

Contact: communityengagement@hq.dhs.gov

Website: http://www.dhs.gov/crcl

 

  • DHS Community Engagement and Training Resources

Contact:  CommunityEngagement@hq.dhs.gov

Website: http://www.dhs.gov/community-outreach-and-training

 

  • Community Awareness Briefings (CAB) and Law Enforcement Awareness Briefings (LAB)

The CAB is an unclassified presentation on radicalization to terrorism and recruitment tactics designed to build awareness and to help communities prevent and address terrorist threats at the local level. The CAB was recently expanded to include the various forms of violent extremism, including domestic terrorism, in response to a growing demand from state and local community partners.

The LAB was developed by CRCL to train state, local, and tribal law enforcement officers about the terrorism threat, including hate crimes. The training instructs law enforcement on how to distinguish the true threat from common misperceptions of this threat that may cause backlash against ethnic and religious minority communities.

For information on CAB and LAB presentations, please contact: LAB-CABTraining@hq,dhs.gov

 

  • Protective Security Advisors, DHS Infrastructure Protection

Contact: nicc@dhs.gov to be connected with regional protective security advisors

Website: http://www.dhs.gov/files/programs/gc_1265310793722.shtm

 

  • DHS Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Resources

Website: https://www.fema.gov

 

FEMA Management Institute – training resources

Website: https://www.fema.gov/training

FEMA All-Hazards Emergency Operations Planning website: http://www.fema.gov/pdf/plan/slg101.pdf

Comprehensive Preparedness Guide (CPG) 101 website: http://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/20130726-1828-25045-0014/cpg_101_comprehensive_preparedness_guide_developing_and_maintaining_emergency_operations_plans_2010.pdf

The Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) provides funding support for security related activities to nonprofit organizations at risk of a terrorist attack.

The FY 2019 NSGP Notice of Funding Opportunity as well as the FY 2019 NSGP Frequently Asked Questions for Nonprofit Organizations is available here:

https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/178521.

The State Administrative Agency point of contact list is available here:

https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/28689?id=6363

FEMA’s Center for Faith Initiatives Resources for Protect Your House of Worship

https://www.fema.gov/faith-resources

Link to the Webinar: Protecting Your Organization: The Nonprofit Security Grant Program and Other Resources to Keep Your Facility Safe

The documents from the webinar are available to you through this link:

https://icpd.adobeconnect.com/fy2019nsgp/

In the pod/square named ‘Files 2’, you will find:

  • The presentation slides
  • Frequently asked questions
  • Closed captioning transcript for the presentation
  • Answers to the questions that we were not able to address during the presentation (coming soon)

To save a file, select the file and click on download.

Link to the Recording of the Webinar: Protecting Your Organization: The Nonprofit Security Grant Program and Other Resources to Keep Your Facility Safe

You may listen to the entire presentation here:

https://icpd.adobeconnect.com/pnpy7z4m93kp/

Email any additional questions to FEMA:

fema-gpd-pdsb@fema.dhs.gov

 

Webinar:  Law Enforcement Partnerships: creating stronger communities and safer houses of worship

Webinar: “Protecting Your Organization: Resources, Partners and Tips to Help Keep Your Office, House of Worship, or Community Center Safe.” Below are recordings for the live webinar and segmented pre-recordings from all of our partners. You can access many of the resources and information referenced in this webinar at www.fema.gov/faith-resources.

If you seeking information on the FY 2019 Non-Profit Security Grant you can find it here: https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/178521

Webinar: Resources, Partners and Tips to Help Keep Your Office, House of Worship, or Community Center Safe

Recorded 6/13 Live Webinar Recording: https://icpd.adobeconnect.com/prqrx03ismto/  (120 minutes)

Pre-Recordings:

 

  • Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

 Security of Soft Targets and Crowded Places Resource Guide: Provides information regarding resources available via the CISA Infrastructure Security Division to support the critical infrastructure community in enhancing security at soft targets and crowded places. https://www.dhs.gov/publication/securing-soft-targets-and-crowded-places

Active Shooter Preparedness Website: Provides access to a number of department and interagency resources that support organizational development of emergency action plans, individual actions that can be taken during an incident, and recovery post an attack.  https://www.dhs.gov/cisa/active-shooter-preparedness

Hometown Security Website: Provides a landing page for various resources made available via the CISA the Infrastructure Security Division and other organizations.www.dhs.gov/hometown-security

Protective Security Advisors Website: Provides information regarding the program, types of capabilities provided by these subject matter experts, and how to identify/reach the local protective security advisor. www.dhs.gov/protective-security-advisors

Homeland Security Information Network Information Website: Provides information regarding the network and the types of information included. The tabletop in a box resources are contained within HSIN. https://www.dhs.gov/homeland-security-information-network-hsin

DHS Active Shooter Preparedness Guide:

Active Shooter Preparedness to include Conducting Security Assessments: A Guide for Schools and Houses of Worship Webinar:http://www.dhs.gov/active-shooter-preparedness

 

If You See Something, Say Something™:

https://www.dhs.gov/see-something-say-something

 

Community Preparation through the Hometown Security program

https://www.dhs.gov/hometown-security

 

Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN) – email to obtain a username and password which would allow access to several tools including a webinar entitled “The Evolving Threat: What You Can Do.”

See attached for HSIN-Faith Based Organizations Fact Sheet

Contact: HSINCS@dhs.gov

Website: http://www.dhs.gov/files/programs/gc_1156888108137.shtm

 

  • DOJ Community Relations Service

Contact: (202) 305-2935

Website: http://www.justice.gov/crs/index.html

 

  • DOJ Civil Rights Division

Contact: Eric Treene: eric.treene@usdoj.gov

Website: https://www.justice.gov/hatecrimes

 

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Website: https://www.fbi.gov/

Resources: https://www.fbi.gov/resources

Contact information for FBI field offices across the country: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices

 

  • Department of State- Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)

Website: https://step.state.gov/

The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a free service to allow U.S. citizens and nationals traveling and living abroad to enroll their trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. Receive important information from the Embassy about safety conditions in your destination country, helping you make informed decisions about your travel plans. Help the U.S. Embassy contact you in an emergency, whether natural disaster, civil unrest, or family emergency. Help family and friends get in touch with you in an emergency. https://step.state.gov/

  • The U.S. Secret Service – National Threat Assessment Center

Website: https://www.secretservice.gov/protection/ntac/

The U.S Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center guides, reports, and other resources can be accessed at: https://www.secretservice.gov/protection/ntac/

The Mass Attacks in Public Spaces -2017 report can be directly retrieved from https://www.secretservice.gov/data/protection/ntac/USSS_NTAC-Mass_Attacks_in_Public_Spaces-2017.pdf

 

 

 

2019 COMPLIANCE ASSISTANCE EVENT FOR EMPLOYERS AND CONTRACTORS IN NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA!

Dear stakeholder,

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD), in partnership with Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Small Business Administration (SBA), Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) and Tulane University, invites you to attend this FREE educational and outreach event for employers and federal contractors. The event will include review of compliance principle with several labor mandates applicable to service and construction contracts. The workshops are designed to assist area employers and federal contractors understand and comply with workplace laws and regulations administered by DOL and other agencies. This training is a must attend event for human resources, payroll and contract compliance staff in all industries.

Regards

William Sabik

Community Outreach and Resource Planning Specialist
United States Department of Labor

Wage and Hour Division
New Orleans District Office
600 S. Maestri Place, Suite 615
New Orleans, LA 70130

(504) 299-1497 office/fax

sabik.william@dol.gov

www.wagehour.dol.gov

2019 COMPLIANCE ASSISTANCE EVENT FOR EMPLOYERS AND CONTRACTORS IN NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA!

 

Date:              August 29, 2019

Time:              8:00a.m. -1:00p.m.

Location:        Tulane University –

            Bowers Auditorium

1555 Poydras St., New Orleans, LA 70118

DESCRIPTION

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD), in partnership with Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Small Business Administration (SBA), Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) and Tulane University, invites you to attend this FREE educational and outreach event for employers and federal contractors. The event will include reviews of compliance principles with several labor mandates applicable to service and construction contracts. The workshops are designed to assist area employers and federal contractors understand and comply with workplace laws and regulations administered by DOL and other agencies. This training is a must attend event for human resources, payroll and contract compliance staff in all industries.

REGISTERTODAY! Attendance is FREE

Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is required. For more information, contact William Sabik: Sabik.william@dol.gov.

Event Agenda

9:00 – 9:15 a.m.– Welcome & Overview of Participating Agencies

9:15 – 10:00 a.m.– Davis-Bacon/Related Act Compliance Principles, Certified Payrolls &                                                                    Common Violations – Wage and Hour Division

10:00 – 10:45 a.m.– Service Contract Act Compliance Principles – Wage and Hour   Division

– Executive Orders:

13658, Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors;

13495, Nondisplacement of Qualified workers Under Service contracts; and

13706, Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors.

10:45- 11:00 a.m.– Break

11:00- 11:30 a.m.– IRS Small Business Tax Responsibilities and Available Resources &             Recognizing Tax Scams and How to Avoid Falling Prey

11:30 – 12:00 p.m.– LWC

12:00- 12:30 p.m. – Small Business Administration (SBA)

12:30- 1:00 p.m.– Equal Employment opportunity Commission (EEOC): Overview of                       EEOC Laws

 

New Links: Transit Network Redesign events, August 2019

Karla,

I hope things are going well with you. Thank you again for hosting us to present on the New Links transit project in May to the Latino Forum. I enjoyed having the chance to meet, and I really appreciated the feedback we received on the project as well as our outreach process.

I wanted to reconnect to share some upcoming public events we are having this month. We are co-hosting several open house meetings with the RTA the week of August 19th. Two of these meetings are language-accessible events which will be fully facilitated in both English and Spanish. Those are:

Tuesday, August 20th, 5:30pm-7:00pm at Heritage Hall (303 Williams Boulevard, Kenner)

co-hosted by the Hispanic Resource Center

Facebook event: facebook.com/events/389495758437691

 Thursday, August 22nd, 6:00pm-7:30pm NOLA Jazz and Heritage Foundation (1205 N. Rampart, New Orleans)

co-hosted by the Mayor’s Office of Transportation

Facebook event: facebook.com/events/485703188924734/

These meetings are open-house style, so people can attend at any point during the event, and are not expected to stay the whole time. I’ve attached a flyer with the meeting dates and information. We would really appreciate it if you could share this information with other members of the Latino Forum and LLAC.

We hope to see you at one of the upcoming meetings if you can attend, and please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you again,

Samuel Buckley

Transportation Planner

Regional Planning Commission

 

Office: 504•483•8501

Cell:    504•300•8502

www.norpc.org

 

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