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Arkansas SHRM 2023 HR Conference & Expo • October 18-20 • Fort Smith, Arkansas

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Program Details

EEOC Update

Key Objectives

Provides recent EEOC highlights and changes within the Commission. Provides an overview of EEOC Events and initiatives and how to implement those initiatives in your HR practice. Provides an overview of the Commission’s priorities and offers guidance and best practices for your organization.

The presentation gives the audience an overview of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. It will provide an overview of the current priorities and initiatives that guides the direction of the agency. In addition, it will highlight new trends and cases that have a significant impact on employers, employees, and the business world.

Edmond Sims

Acting District Director at EEOC

Edmond C. Sims, Jr. was named Deputy District Director in the Memphis District Office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in January 2017 and Acting District Director in February 2021. Mr. Sims earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Baker University, Baldwin, Kansas and his Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Troy University, Troy, Alabama. Mr. Sims served in various capacities as a U.S. Air Force Officer for more than 23 years culminating in his retirement in 2006. Mr. Sims started his career with the U.S. EEOC in 2007 as an Investigator before assuming his current position. During his tenure with the commission, his performance led to his selection as the 2008 and 2009 Investigator of the Year for the Memphis District, as well as the 2009 Memphis FEA Federal Employee of the Year. His community volunteer efforts led to his selection as the Memphis Junior Achievement Program Volunteer of the Year for 2014.

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Date: Thu, October 19, 2023 | 2:30-3:30 pm| Add to Calendar

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Location: Room A3

Category: Legal/Compliance

HRCI Credits:

1.00 Business HRCI Recertification credits available.

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HR2023 is a recognized provider of recertification credits. HR Certification Institute® pre-approved this program for 1.00 HR (Business) credit(s) toards a PHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification. Please be sure to note the program ID number on your recertification application form. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HRCI website at

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SHRM Credits:

1.00 SHRM Recertification credits available.

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HR2023 is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP℠ or SHRM-SCP℠. This program is valid for 1.00 PDCs for the SHRM-CP℠ or SHRM-SCP℠. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

Please Note: Speakers and topics are subject to change without notice.

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