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Julia Mendez Achee

Senior Consultant - Biddle Consulting Group

Julia Méndez Achée is Senior Consultant of People Insights for Biddle Consulting Group. She has experience working as an affirmative action, equal employment opportunity law, and diversity/inclusion consultant and trainer since 1995. Her duties include assisting federal contractor organizations with the preparation of their annual affirmative action programs as well as creating content and delivering training in areas such as equal employment opportunity laws, affirmative action compliance, and inclusive practices for individuals with disabilities, veterans, military, and military spouses. She has assisted hundreds of organizations through OFCCP compliance reviews and offered technical assistance both to clients and internal customers.

3:15 PM – 4:30 PM

Thursday, Aug. 3

Workshop 1

Inclusive Practices for Veterans, Military Members, and Military Spouses
Julia Mendez Achee and Alexis Davis, Biddle Consulting Group

Under VEVRAA and USERRA, organizations are required to take affirmative action in attracting protected veterans and ensure harassment and discrimination does not occur for veterans, military members, and their spouses. During this session, you will:
• Hear about workplace challenges faced by military members and spouses
• Discuss steps an organization can implement to build an inclusive environment for veterans, reservists, guard members, and military spouses.
• Learn ways to successfully recruit this demographic