Camille Brooks, Sr. Equal Opportunity and Compliance Consultant at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been selected as the recipient of the 2019 TILG EEO/AA Practitioner Award. Camille is being recognized for the exceptional contributions she has made in the areas of equal opportunity and affirmative action programs. For over twenty years, Ms. Brooks has provided service in both the private and public sectors as an equal opportunity and human resource management professional. Since 2010, Ms. Brooks has served as the Senior Equal Opportunity and Compliance Consultant in the Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In this role she has been instrumental in diversity and equity functions including state and federal labor law compliance, affirmative action plans, training, recruitment and retention of faculty and staff, equal employment opportunity policy development, and climate management.
Ms. Brooks plays a vital role in helping to ensure her organization meets and exceeds compliance with Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) requirements. Recently, Ms. Brooks spearheaded her organization’s successful response to a recent OFCCP audit, which consisted of an evaluation of three years of State and Federal Equal Opportunity plans as well as an assessment of hiring practices/policies, training offerings, and outreach efforts to underrepresented applicant groups. She has also serves as a resource for the development of State Equal Opportunity plans for other University of North Carolina System campuses.
Ms. Brooks provides extensive campus-wide trainings annually on several topics including equitable hiring practices, implicit bias in search committees, religious and race discrimination, harassment prevention, sex and gender harassment prevention, reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, religious accommodations, self-identification for individuals with disabilities and veterans, and Equal Employment Opportunity Plan divisional overviews. Additionally, she co-facilitates her organization’s mandatory supervisory development program (Carolina BEST – Blueprint for Engaged Supervision Training) and is certified as an Equal Employment Opportunity & Diversity Fundamentals (EEODF) adjunct trainer for the state of North Carolina.
Ms. Brooks has also been instrumental in developing and implementing a model designed to encourage her workforce to self-identify their veteran and/or disability status due, in part, to federal regulatory changes with Section 503 and the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (VEVRRA) and federal compliance obligations; she presented information from her successful experience at the 2018 National Industry Liaison Group Conference, the 2018 American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity Conference, and in 2019 was asked to facilitate a special session for the University of Hawaii’s system-wide EEO/AA Directors and Campus Coordinators.
In addition Ms. Brooks has served on the TILG Board of Directors for the last six years, previously as Director (Registration), Vice President, and currently in the capacity as President. Additionally, Ms. Brooks’ professional memberships have included the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA), Raleigh Wake Human Resource Management, and the Triangle Society for Human Resource Management (TSHRM). She has formerly served on a number of committees including the University Harassment Advisory Committee, Equal Opportunity Advisory Committee, UNC University Managers Association Board, UNC Wellness Committee, and multiple director-level search committees.
Ms. Brooks has a BS in Business Administration/Human Resource Management from California State University, Long Beach; a MBA from California State University, Dominguez Hills; and is also a graduate of the UNC University Leadership Education and Development Program (ULEAD).