Wisconsin Department of Commerce Newsletter
April 2007
State Affirmative Action Committees Collaborate

The Department of Commerce Affirmative Action Committee (AAC) recently met with their counterparts from other state agencies.

Pictured are some of the members of various state Affirmative Action Committees who met recently to share ideas to help promote harmony in the workplace.
Pictured are some of the members of various state Affirmative Action Committees who met recently to share ideas to help promote harmony in the workplace.

The WTCS hosted Wisconsin Department of Transportation and Commerce Affirmative Action Committees on February 14 where the group shared ideas and plans.

The meeting "was very informative," said WTCS AAC Chairperson Nancy Alar. "The exchange of ideas was most useful."

The group shared information from their respective websites, by-laws and their yearly event calendars. Each committee expressed their concern about attendance in their planned events and offered ideas in expanding participation.

"I think our working with other agencies can only help the committee in our resources," said Darlene Peer-Moss, Commerce AAC member. She said it was also helpful "to reach out to others for knowledge and continue improvements for the Department of Commerce."

The Commerce Affirmative Action Committee consists of seven primary members and six alternates. There are currently two vacancies for primary members and four vacancies for alternates.

The Committee's purpose is to serve as advisors to the administrators, staff and managers of the Department of Commerce for the recruitment, hiring, and retention of underrepresented groups in the agency workforce.

AAC members also sponsor and support activities that lead to the establishment of a healthy diverse workplace. The next scheduled event is Thursday, April 26, 2007- Bring Your Child to Work Day.

For more information contact: ComAAC@commerce.state.wi.us.

-- Anne Thundercloud

The newsletter is issued electronically every other month.

Please send comments or questions to Barbro McGinn, editor.

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