Jacqueline Ortiz-Baerga

Speaker Bio

Jacqueline Ortiz-Baerga is an Assistant District Director with the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, for the US Department of Labor.  She holds over 18 years of civil rights experience, working in the enforcement of the Executive Order 11246, VEVRAA 4212, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. With OFCCP Ms. Ortiz-Baerga has been involved with several high profile cases of discrimination in employment in the areas of compensation, hiring and promotions. In her prior EEO work with the City of Orlando FEPA agency, Ms. Ortiz-Baerga was involved with several EEOC findings in areas of National Origin Discrimination, Race Discrimination, Religious Accommodation and Reasonable Accommodation. In addition, Ms. Ortiz-Baerga holds experience in consulting, software implementation and configuration and in higher education.  Ms. Ortiz-Baerga volunteers her free time with several community-based organizations, among them, the American Red Cross, from where she received an award in Leadership.  She was instrumental in developing the bylaws and articles of incorporation for a non-for-profit organization in Orlando targeting services for individuals with disabilities and their families. Ms. Ortiz-Baerga holds an ADB in Public Affairs from the University of Central Florida, a Masters in Human Resources and Information Systems from Kelly Graduate School of Management of Devry University and a Masters in Educational Psychology from the University of Oklahoma.  Ms. Ortiz-Baerga dedicates some of her free time to pain, read, write and enjoying exercise and outside activities with her family.