GPO Appoints Managing Director Equal Employment Opportunity

WASHINGTON —The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) Director Hugh Nathanial Halpern named S. Denise Hendricks as Managing Director of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO). Hendricks has served as GPO Acting Managing Director EEO since June 2021. As Managing Director, she will continue to administer policy and oversight of the EEO program, including formulating and executing proactive initiatives in support of GPO’s commitment to equality of opportunity. She ensures GPO provides equitable resolution for complaints of discrimination and that GPO complies with antidiscrimination laws.

“We are excited to have Denise lead GPO’s strong EEO program,” said Director Hugh Nathanial Halpern. “Inclusion is one of GPO’s key values, and Denise’s expertise is invaluable to our commitment to maintaining a culture of respect for everyone on our diverse team. I look forward to working with Denise in her permanent role.”

Hendricks brings more than two decades of EEO experience to her position at GPO. Prior to joining GPO in 2019, she worked at NASA as a Senior EEO Specialist and then Disability Program Manager. From 2015–2017, she worked as an EEO Specialist (Case Analyst) at the Department of the Army adjudicating equal employment opportunity complaints. She also served as the EEO Director and subsequently the Deputy Director for the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion at the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) and Deputy Assistant Director in the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity at the Department of Defense, Washington Headquarters Services. She joined GPO in May 2019.

Hendricks is a certified EEO Counselor and mediator. She graduated from Columbia College of Missouri, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and is currently working to complete a Master’s of Science in Administration with a concentration in Leadership.

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