Better Workplace, Better World:
Employing the Incarcerated
Join us for an overview and discussion of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's guidance on using criminal records in employment decisions.
Becky Heth is a licensed social worker with a Master of Social Work degree from University of Denver and a Bachelor of Social Work degree from University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire. She has worked in the field of Corrections since 2009 and began in the role of Corrections Social Worker where she assisted individuals in preparing for release back into their community. In 2016 she transitioned to the role of Corrections Program Supervisor where she oversaw treatment, vocational education, reentry and records office programs. Most recently, she is the Employment Program Manager in WI DOC’s Office of the Secretary where she implements the Department’s vocational training initiatives to increase employment of clients and reduce recidivism.
Maria E. Flores began her 29-year tenure with the EEOC in 1991 as the first Bilingual (Spanish-speaking) Investigator with the EEOC Milwaukee District Office. She also served in a dual-capacity on the District’s “Systemic Team” where she specialized in investigating high-profile, class-action discrimination cases. Maria was twice awarded national EEOC Chair awards for the investigation and successful resolution of high-profile immigrant worker cases which had national impact and significant litigation results.
For over 18 years Maria has coordinated and conducted EEO training; educational outreach; technical assistance; and public relations on a national and regional level as the Outreach and Training Manager for the six-state EEOC Chicago District, traveling coast to coast, from Washington, D.C. to Indian reservations in the NW. She has a proven record as a highly-rated EEO speaker and trainer to thousands of employees and diverse employers, including Fortune 500 and global companies and government agencies at all levels. Maria has also been enlisted by EEOC Headquarters to serve on numerous national workgroups.
Maria received her B.A. from Marquette University and was named a 2019 Marquette University Alumni National Recipient, receiving “A Person for Others Award” from the College of Arts & Sciences. Maria has served as a volunteer on many diverse nonprofit boards and committees committed to diversity, civil rights, restorative justice, the advancement of women, community and international service, and the arts.
SHRM Professional Development Credits (PDCs) and HRCI re-certification credits have been approved for this event.
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