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Fred Melkey

Director, EEO & Affirmative Action - Emerson Electric Co.

Fred Melkey has over 16 years of experience related to Affirmative Action compliance. In his current role as the Corporate Director of EEO and Affirmative Action for Emerson Electric Co., he has responsibility for over 100 AAPs.  Fred began his career as an Engineer. For his “mid-life crisis” he attended law school in the evenings.  He has held EEO/AA related roles in a wide variety of industries including working for Intel, The Hartford Insurance, The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Emerson. Fred earned a BS in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University, an MBA from the University of New Mexico, and a JD with Honors from the University of Connecticut School of Law.

11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

Tuesday - REGULAR CONFERENCE Tuesday, July 26

Workshop 1

The New Census Data: Are your New Goals Reasonable and Attainable?
Judy Julius (EEO Consulting), Fred Melkey (Emerson)

The new EEO Census tables have had an impact on all AAPs. Whether you have mapped your workforce to the new codes or not, come join us, and let’s discuss how it’s going, including: comparisons from 2010 to 2018, what changed and why, what choices you have, and what recruitment areas you should utilize.  We’ll walk through National, State, Metro, Compressed, County, and Industry Data. Additionally, we will discuss alternative benchmarks available under the regulations you should consider.