Julia Mendez is a Principal Business Consultant, Workforce Compliance and Diversity Solutions for Peoplefluent, Inc. for the New Orleans office. Ms. Mendez’ current duties include overseeing the training programs for customers as well as creating content and delivering training in areas such as equal employment opportunity (EEO) and affirmative action (AA) compliance, EEO-1, VETS-100A, web accessibility for disabled, and reviewing responsibilities of AA and EEO to management. She also has 15 years experience in preparing affirmative action plans, assisting clients through OFCCP compliance reviews, and offering technical assistance both to clients and internal customers. She is editor of Peoplefluent’s PRI Digest electronic newsletter as well as the Diversity Chairperson for the Workforce Compliance and Diversity Solutions. She has also been invited to speak at conferences such as the American Association for Affirmative Action and Southwest and Rocky Mountain Regional conferences as well as for local professional organizations such as the Human Resource Management Association of New Orleans, Greater Baton Rouge SHRM chapter, Waco Industry Liaison Group, Louisiana Liaison Group, and Minneapolis Industry Liaison Group. She presents numerous webinars/ each year regarding topics such as new veteran classifications, EEO-1 and VETS-100A requirements, web accessibility, preparing for an OFCCP compliance review, and EEO/Affirmative Action/Diversity legal requirements.
Her interests also include organizing internal diversity training as well as coordinating outreach projects for various organizations such as Start the Adventure in Reading program for elementary school children, Angel Tree program, and Junior Achievement. These efforts have resulted in Peoplefluent’s New Orleans office being awarded the Community Service Award by the American Association for Affirmative Action in 2007.
Ms. Mendez is a graduate of University of New Orleans where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in General Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration. She also holds a Professional in Human Resources certification from the Society of Human Resource Management since 1998 and is a Certified Employment Law Specialist from Columbia Southern University.
Memberships in professional organizations include the Louisiana Liaison Group (LLG) where she served in 2007 and 2008 as President and is currently on the Board. The LLG was the recipient of the 2008 OFCCP’s Outstanding Partnership and Liaison (OPAL) Award. She is also a member of the Society for Human Resource Management; Human Resource Management Association of Greater New Orleans, where she has served as Diversity Chairperson since 2007; and is currently serving as Personnel Committee Chair for the American Association for Affirmative Action.