NASWA Affiliate

Title VI Consulting, LLP

Seena Foster, Principal of Title VI Consulting, LLP, provides services and resources, including on-demand educational webcasts, designed to help administrators and equal opportunity professionals understand the requirements of federal civil rights laws in the delivery of their federally-assisted programs and activities.  In 2003, Seena Foster served as a Senior Policy Analyst to the U.S. Department of Labor's Civil Rights Center (CRC).  In that capacity, she led a team of equal opportunity specialists to conduct disability-based technical assistance reviews of One-Stop centers, and she assisted the CRC's leadership in preparing for limited English proficiency-based compliance reviews.  Ms. Foster also analyzed and weighed witness statements and documents to prepare numerous final determinations for signature by the CRC Director, which resolved discrimination complaints under a variety of federal civil rights laws such as Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination Act, the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Section 188 of the Workforce Investment Act.  In 2006, Ms. Foster received the Secretary of Labor's Equal Employment Opportunity Award in recognition of "exceptional efforts to ensure that individuals with disabilities have full access to employment and related services and benefits at the Nation's One-Stop Career Centers."  And, at the request of the CRC, Ms. Foster served as a popular workshop speaker at national equal opportunity forums co-sponsored by the CRC and the National Association of State Workforce Agencies.  Her presentations covered topics such as the WIA Section 188 disability checklist, conducting discrimination complaint investigations and writing final determinations, and conducting investigations of allegations involving harassment and hostile environment.

With a passion for ensuring nondiscrimination and equal opportunity in the delivery of federally-assisted programs and activities, Ms. Foster remains highly-active in the field through her series of on-demand webcasts for equal opportunity professionals as well as by providing mediation services, training, document reviews, and assistance developing policies and procedures designed to ensure compliance with applicable federal civil rights laws.  Her training in the areas of compliance and complaint investigations has been described as "dynamic," "hitting the nail on the head," "well-organized," and "informative."  And, her award-winning book on conducting discrimination complaint investigations is described as "eye-opening" and "the best on the market."

Ms. Foster has a Juris Doctorate from The George Washington University Law School. In 2007,

Contact Name: Seena Foster
107 S. West Street
PMB 713
Alexandria, VA 22314