With sexual harassment and related workplace issues prominent in the news, courts are eager to hone their response skills. Much of the first day’s program was led by Jill Langley, the lead EDR coordinator for the Tenth Circuit, who presented an overview of EDR, followed by in-depth discussions of the counseling, complaint, hearing, and review stages of an EDR claim. A session with the Tenth Circuit’s chief mediator, David Aemmer, covered the mediation stage of a dispute, and Tenth Circuit staff attorneys Niki Heller and Taye Sanford looked at the relationship between employment laws and the EDR plan.
On the second day, FEPS Attorney Advisor Amaal Scroggins and AO Assistant General Counsel Shirley Sohrn described the AO’s EDR resources, and Tenth Circuit HR Administrator Jessica Kremheller talked about how to avoid EDR complaints in the first place. The training benefited from the expertise of AO personnel and experienced court staff, who provided attendees with resources, guidance, and valuable information.