In my role as Equal Opportunity Officer for Workforce Solutions, I frequently create and conduct trainings related to diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity. I spend hours doing research and investigating best practices. This role has offered me the opportunity to counsel staff on how to go about requesting accommodations, offer direction to employers on how to work through the interactive process when responding to accommodation requests, and follow up with individuals to determine whether provided accommodations are working for them. I have been able to partner with organizations and participate in events dedicated to enhancing the employment opportunities available to individuals with disabilities. Continue reading “Can you Identify?”
We Are Houston Strong
The days of torrential rain and flooding from Harvey are behind us, but the effects may be lingering for many of you, as they have been for me. I didn’t flood; my children’s homes didn’t flood: all of my family and extended family were safe and dry and extremely well fed while we ate comfort food and watched the rain and news reports. Even though we were safe and we weren’t dealing with rising water (well we did keep one eye on the bayou that flows behind our house) and all that comes along with it, I felt sad, even depressed this past week. Continue reading “Happy after Harvey”
Recently I stumbled upon a documentary (How to Make a Man) that made me look at my father in a new light. It was an introduction to a mentoring project, which addressed today’s need for male mentors. Featured were famous celebrities, sports figures, entertainers and ordinary men, as well as prisoners who did or did not have father figures in their lives.
Continue reading “What’s a Father Worth?”