DOJ GEN hosts several happy hours throughout the year. Stay tuned for our next one.
Flash Mentoring with DOJ SES Women
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 JMD/EEOS is hosting a “Flash Mentoring with DOJ SES Women” event from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. This event will be held in the Great Hall of the RFK Main Justice Building. JMD/EEOS hosted this event in March of this year in recognition of Women’s History Month and as part of the Federal Women’s Program. The event in August will cover topics such as leadership development and executive core competencies, and the mentors will provide guidance based upon their professional experiences.
Due to the great demand for this event in the past, JMD/EEOS are offering this opportunity again to DOJ employees. Those who are interested in participating should respond to Granette Trent by email at Granette.Trent@usdoj.gov by COB Friday, Aug. 3, 2018.
DOJ GEN Participates in Annual Career Info Fair for Summer Law Interns
On July 19, 2018 the Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management hosted its annual Career Information Fair for Summer Law Interns and Volunteer Legal Interns in the Great Hall of the Main Justice Building. Here is a photo of DOJ GEN Board member Carmel Morgan describing DOJ GEN to a prospective DOJ attorney.
Sexual Harassment at DOJ: A Discussion with I. G. Michael Horowitz
On April 3, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., DOJ GEN hosted Inspector General Michael Horowitz, who spoke in a moderated program and answered questions about systemic problems with how DOJ has handled sexual harassment allegations and what steps the Office of the Inspector General has recommended the Department take in response. DOJ GEN is grateful to the diversity committees from the following components for co-hosting the event: Antirust Division, Civil Rights Division, Bureau of Prisons, Tax Division, and ENRD. The event occurred in the Great Hall of the RFK Main Justice Building.
Flash Mentoring with DOJ Senior Executive Women
On March 29, 2018, the Justice Management Division Equal Employment Opportunity Staff will coordinate a "flash mentoring" program with DOJ Senior Executive women from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. in the Great Hall of the RFK Main Justice Building. The event is occurring in observance of the 2018 National Women's History Month. DOJ employees at the GS-13 through GS-15 levels are eligible to participate. Employees must register by Friday, March 16, 2018 through LearnDOJ. For additional information, please contact Isabel Flores Kaufman at Isabel.F.Kaufman@usdoj.gov. To request a reasonable accommodation, please contact Granette Trent at Granette.Trent@usdoj.gov.
Discussion with President of American Military Partner Association, Ashley Broadway-Mack
On March 27, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., DOJ GEN and DOJ Pride hosted a discussion with Ashley Broadway-Mack, President of American Military Partner Association (AMPA). In her role, she assists LGBT military families to work through inequalities. She leads the organization in a strategic mission of education, advocacy, and support of modern military families. The discussion occurred in the Liberty Square Building.
On March 22, 2018, DOJ employees met and mingled with members of DOJ GEN, DOJ Pride and DOJ Pan Asia Employees Association during a DOJ inter-affinity group happy hour. The happy hour occurred at Free State, 501 G St. NW at 5:30 p.m.
DOJ GEN & PLEN Panel
On October 20, 2017, DOJ GEN and JMD co-hosted a terrific panel for a group of about 40 college women from across the country (photo above). The students were participants in a program organized by the Preparing Women to Lead (PLEN) organization. PLEN’s mission is to increase the number of women in top leadership positions to influence the public policy process. Our panelists spoke about the importance of diversity and gave advice about how to pursue a career in the Department. Thanks to DOJ GEN members Jelani Robinson, Heather Moss, Emily Polachek and Melanie Krebs-Pilotti, and to the other panelists who helped to make this event a success.
U.S. Department of Justice Career Fair
On July 13, 2017, DOJ GEN participated in the U.S. DOJ’s Career Information Fair. Attorneys recruited Washington, D.C. area legal interns for the Attorney General’s Honors Program and Summer Law Intern Program. DOJ GEN handed out brochures during the event about its efforts to create an inclusive workplace so as to improve workforce productivity, work product, and enhanced employee satisfaction.
A Discussion on Gender Equality in the Workplace Featuring Fatima Goss Graves and Jocelyn Samuels
On April 19, 2017, DOJ GEN welcomed two distinguished civil rights leaders to discuss workplace gender issues: Fatima Goss Graves, President of the National Women’s Law Center (nwlc.org), and Jocelyn Samuels, Former Acting AAG of the DOJ Civil Rights Division and former Director of the HHS Office for Civil Rights. Both speakers discussed pressing workplace gender issues at DOJ including family leave challenges, barriers to women’s advancement, and sexual harassment.