Enrollee Name: Minnie Lanier
SEE Position Title: Document Management Assistant
Location: U.S. EPA Headquarters, Washington, DC
Supporting EPA SEE Program since: June 2000
JOB DESCRIPTION AT EPA: Support the Regulatory Coordination Staff (RCS) by overseeing, evaluating and processing essential program documents submitted through the RCS email and database. Review for completeness and evaluate for editing and formatting needs. Ensure the proper log-in action into the appropriate systems and coordinate the accuracy of the required and complex numbering system. Position also includes a status review of documents sent to Office of Federal Register (OFR) for publication as well as responding to inquiries from programs regarding the status of particular actions. Ms. Lanier’s duties provide a full range of supportive tasks necessary to coordinate and facilitate the successful operations of the RCS program.
Shortly after relocating from New Jersey to Washington, DC, Ms. Lanier first learned about the SEE Program from a neighbor who worked for the EPA. But at that time, Ms. Lanier wasn’t 55 years of age so she had to wait a year before applying to the Program. In that time, she worked as a full-time substitute and worked in retail. Prior to moving to DC, Ms. Lanier was a Social Worker for the Atlantic City Housing Authority where she ran a senior program. She holds a Bachelor of Social Work Degree from Stockton State College and an Associate Degree from Atlantic Community College in New Jersey. She has a business certificate from Cortez Peters Business College as well as multiple certificates in childcare from when she had her own business in Michigan.
Ms. Lanier truly enjoys being a SEE Enrollee! She says that she has worked with and continues to meet so many nice people. She says, “My journey has been good, and has involved experiencing different duties and assignments; and even though I came to the position with years of experience and knowledge, I still learn something new every day. I appreciate the opportunity to be able to come to work each day and feel valued, THANK YOU NOWCC!”
Outside of working for the SEE Program, Ms. Lanier is an usher, a volunteer for the outreach ministry and the chair-person for the program committee at her church. She enjoys reading, writing, television, traveling and most of all, spending time with family.