Welcome to the Evansville-Area Human Resource Association, Inc., an affiliate chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management. We are the leading professional association for human resource professionals in the tri-state area of Southwestern Indiana, Kentucky, and Southern Illinois.



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Criminal Background Record Discrimination

Thursday, March 16, 2017


Southern Indiana Career and Technical Center

On April 25, 2012, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued its Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e.  The policy was updated due to more working-age people having criminal records, especially African Americans and Hispanics.  There were also developments under Title VII in addition to efforts to foster reentry and employment opportunities.  This presentation will provide information to help reduce complaints filed against employers based on arrest and conviction records.  Because most employers do criminal background checks for some or all jobs learn how to not use this information in a discriminatory way.

Speaker: Jeremy Sells, State and Local Program Manager, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Indianapolis District Office

Jeremy has 17 years of experience as an investigator with the EEOC.  In addition to his investigative duties, Jeremy has provided education on the laws enforced by EEOC to employers and employees alike.  Jeremy also serves as the Secretary for the Indiana Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Coalition.  In his role as State and Local Program Manager, Jeremy is responsible for managing relationships and contracts with multiple Fair Employment Practice Agencies within the region of Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky.  Jeremy received bachelors’ degrees in Spanish and General Studies from Indiana-Purdue at Fort Wayne (IPFW).

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. It is also illegal to discriminate against a person because the person complained about discrimination, filed a charge of discrimination, or participated in an employment discrimination investigation or lawsuit.

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Spring Conference

Thursday, April 20, 2017


Southern Indiana Career and Technical Center

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