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Tanya Ward Jordan is the author of 17 STEPS: A Federal Employee's Guide For Tackling Workplace Discrimination. She serves as President and Founder of the Coalition For Change, Inc. (C4C). C4C is an proactive non-profit self-help organization comprised of former and present employees who have been injured or ill-treated due to workplace discrimination and/or reprisal. As a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in the Area of "Race Discrimination" with particular emphasis on Government's Role in Growing Racism in Modern America - Ms. Ward Jordan received the Fannie Lou Hamer -- Civil Rights Activists of the Year Award in February 2014 from the African American Voice Newspaper. She also received a "No FEAR" Award from Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner for her input into Public Law 107--174, known as "Notification and Federal Anti-Discrimination and Retaliation Act 0f 2002, which was the first United States civil rights law of the 21st Century. In 2015, NAACP listed Ms. Ward Jordan among the notable 2015 Black History Makers. She also received recognition from the late Congressman Elijah Cummings for her invaluable input on the Federal Employee Anti-discrimination Act bill. In 2021, Congress passed the bill into law. It is known as the Elijah Cummings Federal Employee Antidiscrimination Act of 2020. In addition to her many achievements, Tanya Ward Jordan authored The Personnel Demonstration Project--the New Spoils System (1999) and Breaking the invisible chains: A Guide for African-Americans to the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Complaint Process (2001).

Tanya Ward Jordan writes poetry under her pen name Tanya DeVonne.


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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 31, 2024
An Unsettled Settlement Agreement: Anthony Perry vs Gina Raimondo, et. al, U.S. Department of Commerce On February 12, 2024 Oral hearings are scheduled at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in the precedent setting case of Perry v Gina Raimondo, et. al, U.S. Department of Commerce. Underline case challenges settlement agreement.
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SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 18, 2023
EEOC, "No Friend of Feds" What do you do as a victim of discrimination when the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission refuses to enforce your discrimination claim?
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SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 20, 2022
A Sketchy EEOC Strategic Plan Signals More Stress for Federal Employees in 2023, says the C4C Whistleblower Group In line with the Coalition For Change, Inc. (C4C), mission to promote equality in the federal workplace, the civil rights whistleblower group shares its commentary about the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's draft Strategic Plan for Fiscal Year 2022-2026. The group tells of a sketchy EEOC Strategic Plan that offers no relief for civil servants suffering discrimination in the federal workplace.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 14, 2022
Good Trouble "In Black Skin" When it comes to addressing racial inequality, America has work to do. A new book by Tanya DeVonne entitled In Black Skin: A Poetic Journey from Black Enslavement in America to Black Lives Matter tells of events that have led a new generation to join in "good trouble" to end racism in America.
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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Virtual Whistleblower Summit and Film Festival, Panel to Discuss Latest Federal Employee Antidiscrimination Law The Coalition For Change, Inc. (C4C), to discuss Elijah Cummings Federal Employee Anti-discrimination Act at upcoming virtual Whistleblower Summit and Film Festival (July 25, 2021 August 1, 2021).
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SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 28, 2021
Elijah E. Cummings Federal Employee Antidiscrimination Act 2020 Passes to Help Combat Federal Workplace Discrimination A new law passed in honor of the late Representative Elijah E. Cummings aims to curb federal workplace discrimination.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 3, 2021
The Coalition For Change, Inc. (C4C) Applauds Bipartisan National Defense Authorization Legislation The new defense law contains provisions the late Representative Elijah Cummings introduced to combat discrimination and retaliation against whistleblowers.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 28, 2020
Retaliation, Raging in the Federal Workplace Amid the Pandemic Retaliation rages in the federal workforce and the pandemic worsens the toxic culture.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 13, 2020
Poetry Amid The Pandemic The novel coronavirus outbreak, known as COVID-19, impacts the physical and mental health of American. The article discusses the use of expressive writing, such as poetry and journaling, to cope with feelings over despair.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 18, 2019
A Celebration of Truth: Whistleblowers Will Gather In The Nation's Capital To further encourage brave individuals to stand together to achieve human rights for all, Acorn8 will convene the 8th Annual Whistleblower Summit and Film Festival. The free event will take place from July 25, 2019, thru August 1, 2019, in Washington, DC.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 23, 2019
EEOC Fails Federal Workers The federal agency, created by the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), is to interpret and apply federal laws barring discrimination for federal employers and non-federal employers. However, the EEOC fails federal workers. The professed enforcement agency often collapses when executing guidelines on equality for federal employees and job applicants seeking federal employment.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Federal Employment: Enter With Your "Eyes Wide Open" Harassment, discrimination, and subsequent retaliation for speaking out can happen to anyone, at any time, in any government agency. The article discusses the importance of learning your legal rights and your redress options "BEFORE" facing unfair treatment in the federal workplace.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 21, 2018
A Tribute to Diane R. Williams: A Trailblazer Who Paved a Legal Path for the #MeToo Movement Tribute to Diane R. Williams, who left a remarkable legacy as she blazed an indelible legal path for silence-breakers in the #MeToo movement complaining of workplace sexual harassment. Diane R. Williams became the first person in America to take a sexual harassment into a U.S. District Court and to obtain a ruling that sexual harassment forms sex discrimination under the Civil Rights Act.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 16, 2018
Thinking About Filing a Complaint Against a Federal Agency? Learn the Process. Article shares insight on the need for federal employees and applicants to learn the fundamentals of filing an Equal Employment Opportunity complaint before taking action against a federal employer.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Is An Unfair Workplace Causing a Spike In Your Blood Pressure? May is National High Blood Pressure Education month. The timely article shares reports from the medical community discussing how an unfair workplace can raise your blood pressure, make you sick, and (if left unchecked) may lead to a premature death.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 16, 2018
Women Whistleblowers Stand For Truth In celebration of women's history month, the Essential Women's Movement for African American Women held its first "Annual Black Women's Shero Summit." The Summit, held on March 8, 2018, featured five women who selflessly risked it all to do what was right. Recognized during the event were Cathy Harris, Marsha Coleman-Adebayo, Tanya Ward Jordan, Arthuretta Holmes-Martin and Marcel Reid.
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SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Justice Neil Gorsuch takes the bench, hears a federal worker's "mixed-case" complaint. On Monday, April 17th, many present and former federal employees lined up to witness the Supreme Court justices open their April session with the case of Anthony Perry, a former Department of Commerce Census Bureau employee and a member of the Coalition For Change, Inc. (C4C).
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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 13, 2016
Beyond Politics: Advocacy Groups Call for Reforms Within the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission A host of advocacy groups and whistleblowers have signed a solidarity letter to support the bill HR 1557--Federal Employee Anti-discrimination Act. Congressman Elijah Cummings introduced HR 1557 on March 24, 2015.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 27, 2016
Promoting a Positive Change in the Federal-Workplace Culture The Coalition For Change, Inc. (C4C), met with the EEOC to address the pervasive problem of federal-workplace discrimination. During the meeting, the C4C formally introduced its eight accountability and transparency measures for transforming the federal-EEO process and thereby improving the retaliatory federal-workplace culture.
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SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Who's the EEOC's Carlton M. Hadden? Who's EEOC's Carlton M. Hadden? Civil-rights groups assert that Carlton M. Hadden -- Director of the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Office of Federal Operations (OFO) -- has been ineffective in rooting out federal workplace discrimination.

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