Training Courses

 Course #                          Course Name Hours Per Course Target Group
1001 Investigator Training for Federal Financial Assistance Discrimination (32-Hour) 32 Public
1002 EEO Investigator Training (32-Hour) 32 Public
1003 Refresher Training for EEO Investigators (8-Hour) 8 Public
1004 EEO Refresher Counseling Training (8-Hour) 8 Public
1005 EEO Counseling Training (32-Hour) 32 Public
1006 Alternative Dispute Resolution Training (32-Hour) 32 Federal Agency, Public
1007 Role of Supervisors and Managers in EEO: Managing by Indicators (32-Hour) 32 Federal Agency, Public
1008 Equal Opportunity Training for Internal and External Discrimination Complaints (32-Hours) 32 USDA, Public
1009 Equal Opportunity Training for Internal & External Programs (32-Hours) 32 USDA, Public
1010 Diversity Training Proposal (8 to 16 Hours) 8-16 Federal Agency, Public
1011 Understanding Workplace Harassment (32-Hours) 32 Federal Agency, Public
1012 Train-the-Trainer Workshop for Employees Responsible for Conducting Training In the Area of Civil Rights (12-Hours) 12 Federal Agency, Public

EEO Investigator Refresher Training Course

This eight hour course provides the latest developments in EEO practice, law, and guidance to enhance and develop investigatory skills.

Key objectives:

  • Improve practical skills.
  • Instruction from highly trained EEO practitioners.
  • Increased confidence in your ability to handle more difficult cases.
  • Learn from other EEO Investigators as you share experiences.
  • Certificate of Completion.
  • Student Workbook to be used for future reference.

Certified 32-Hour Title VI and Title VII Investigator Training

This 32-hour course is designed to provide participants with the tools and techniques required to conduct discrimination complaint investigations of federally assisted and conducted programs. This training fulfills the requisite 32-hour training requirement for new federal investigators. Basic federal laws are taught, including Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Trainers will use instructive exercises to assist participants in completing an actual investigation, which include allegations of disparate impact and disparate treatment.

Key Objectives:

  • Improve practical skills.
  • Describe the interplay of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 and the Fourteenth Amendment.
  • Identify the basis and issues of Title VI discrimination complaints, along with applicable legal theories of discrimination.
  • Describe the role and responsibility of the Investigator in Title VI complaints of discrimination.
  • Plan and complete a formal Title VI investigation.
  • Gather and thoroughly analyze data obtained during the course of the investigations and prepare an investigative report.
  • Gather investigation through effective investigative techniques.
  • Conduct on-site investigations and prepare an investigative report.
  • Prepare letters of findings and resolutions.
  • Conduct compliance reviews.

Accept and Dismissal Training

A 32-hour training course designed to provide participants with the tools and techniques for drafting acceptance letters and dismissal decisions on Federal agency EEO cases under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 29 CFR 1614 and EEOC’s Management Directive 110 (and related regulatory guidance issued by the U.S. Coast Guard). Through practical exercises and actual complaint files, the participants will review allegations to determine whether the issues should be partially accepted, totally accepted, referred to another agency or dismissed based on the available record. An appropriate decision letter will be prepared based on the merits in each case.

Key Objectives:

  • Understand the informal and formal EEO complaint process.
  • Understand and properly frame claims, including all issues and bases.
  • Fully analyze the entire case file, including:
    • EEO Counselor’s Report
    • Formal complaint
    • Notice of Rights of Responsibilities
    • Requests for Amendment; and
    • Any necessary supplementary documents.
  • Prepare legally and technically sound letters of:
    • Acceptance
    • Dismissal
    • Partial Acceptance
    • Mixed Acceptance
    • Amended Acceptance
    • Clarification
    • Referral
  • The bases and issues of Title VII discrimination complaints, along with applicable legal theories of discrimination and be able to distinguish one from another.
  • Understand the federal laws (Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, The Equal Pay act of 1963, The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, Section 501 and 505 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Genetic Information Non-discrimination Act of 2008).
  • Understand non-statutory bases including all relevant cases processed by the Department of Homeland Security’s Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (Executive Order 13087 – Sexual Orientation and Executive Order 13152-Parental Status.
  • Identify the elements and proper format of Procedural Decision Letters.
  • Describe the authority for dismissing EEO complaints.