Commissioners' Meeting Agenda - November 19, 2021

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Iowa Civil Rights Commission Agenda

Friday, November 19, 2021, at 2:00 p.m.

State Board Room, 2nd Floor, Grimes State Office Building

400 E 14th St.

Des Moines, IA 50319


                                I.            Roll Call

                             II.            Recognition of Staff, Public, Press, and Commissioners

                          III.            Approval of Minutes from September 24, 2021, Meeting


Current/Ongoing Business

                          IV.            Continued Discussion on Employee Retention

a.       Discussion on Job Requirements for Civil Rights Specialist position

b.      Discussion on Pay for Current Civil Rights Specialists

                                                               i.      Ask for volunteer to collect information on pay from local and surrounding states’ Human and Civil Rights Commissions.

c.       Review and Discussion on Employee Questionnaire

d.      Continued Discussion on Retention Work Group

                                                               i.      Review Sample Work Group Outline/Charter

e.       Voting item: Appointment of three Commissioners to Retention Work Group

                             V.            Outreach Update

a.       Recent Outreach

b.      Upcoming Outreach

c.       Specific Discussion on State Fair Outreach


          New Business

                          VI.            Presentation by Deputy Director Monica Stone from the State of Iowa Department of Human Rights

                       VII.            Presentation on Complaint Outcomes

                     VIII.            Public Comment


Standing Business

                          IX.            Director’s report

a.       Office Updates

b.      Status of Permanent Executive Director Search

c.       Status of Federal Contracts

                                                                           i.      See Meeting Materials: EEOC Numbers and HUD Numbers

1.       EEOC Numbers to Date (Conclusion of FY21 contract and 1.5 months of FY 22 contract)

2.       HUD Numbers to Date (3.5 Months)

d.      Employee Updates

                             X.            Litigation Update – Assistant Attorney General Katie Fiala

                          XI.            Commissioners’ Reports

e.       Commissioner Justin Johnston

f.        Commissioner Sam Kooiker

g.       Commissioner Patricia Lipski

h.      Commissioner Dennis Mandsager

i.         Commissioner Marcelena Ordaz

j.         Commissioner Holly White

k.          Commissioner Gina Battani

                       XII.            Next Meeting(s)

                    XIII.            Adjournment


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