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  • Effective Self-Assessment of Outreach Efforts Pursuant to OFCCP's Veteran and Disability Regulations
    by Alissa Horvitz, Josh Roffman - February 17, 2017
    Regardless of where the Trump Administration takes the OFCCP, it seems likely that meaningful outreach for veterans and individuals with disabilities will remain a priority. Government contractors need to be mindful of what the regulations require as to the assessment of that outreach, what proof OFCCP is likely to ask for in an audit, and how contractors can meet these obligations. Background and Introduction of Assessment...
  • OFCCP Takes Action Against Major U.S. Companies
    by Bill Osterndorf - February 17, 2017
    The first few weeks of the new presidential administration have produced a number of surprises in various realms. However, there has been relatively little activity involving the regulatory agencies that deal with employment issues. This is in part due to the absence of a Secretary of Labor. As of the publication date of this article, the Trump administration’s first nominee for Secretary of Labor has withdrawn, and the...
  • Perspectives on Veteran Recruitment and Retention
    by Judy Young, Kathleen Lee - February 17, 2017
    As more companies expand their workforce to meet critical skill gaps in high-demand jobs, there is a renewed opportunity to increase veteran hiring. To tap into this highly skilled talent pool, companies need a targeted outreach strategy to attract qualified veterans who possess valuable leadership and teamwork skills. Additionally, many veterans transitioning from the military to civilian careers have advanced training in l...
  • The OFCCP Digest Volume 7, Issue 2
    by Local JobNetwork™ - February 17, 2017
    Why Me? How Federal Contractors are Selected for an Audit Topic: OFCCP Audits Have you ever wondered how the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) determines which contractors will receive a scheduling letter? There are two parts to the process: 1) developing the list and 2) selecting contractors from the list. This art...
  • Why Me? How Federal Contractors are Selected for an Audit
    by Marilynn L. Schuyler - February 17, 2017
    Have you ever wondered how the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) determines which contractors will receive a scheduling letter? There are two parts to the process: 1) developing the list and 2) selecting contractors from the list. This article outlines the standard process for scheduling contractors, the additional situations that could subject a federal contractor to a compliance review, and the exception...
  • How to Handle Temporary Staff in Your AAP
    by Andrea Csordas - February 16, 2017
    You hired a staffing firm to provide you with entry-level workers to manufacture screws for a three-month government contract you just won. You will not recruit, hire, fire, supervise, or discipline the employees. There might be a longer term opportunity for them after the three months if the contract gets extended. While this solution solves your labor supply concerns, you also need to consider other compliance issues. F...
  • Be Ready for Increased Focus on Pay Equity in 2017
    by Cheryl L. Behymer - January 20, 2017
    Pay equity issues took center stage when the Lilly Ledbetter Act was signed into law by President Obama in 2009, the first such federal legislation to be enacted in an effort to close the wage gap between genders. This statute ushered in a new era for pay equity, and the effects continue to ripple throughout the country with no signs of slowing down. That Act overturned a U.S. Supreme Court decision that had denied reco...
  • Disability Etiquette: Tips for Interacting with Individuals with Disabilities
    by Lauren Collinson - January 20, 2017
    According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, an Individual with a Disability (IWD) is defined as a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a person who has a history or record of such an impairment, or a person who is perceived by others as having such an impairment. Taking this definition into account, it is no surprise IWDs make up the largest minority...
  • The New National Origin Discrimination Guidance
    by Judy Lindenberger - January 20, 2017
    Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects employees from discrimination and retaliation due to national origin. Title VII makes it unlawful for employers to treat workers unfairly because of their national origin or ethnic background, if an individual is from a certain country, or if he or she has cultural, physical, or linguistic characteristics of a certain ethnic group. In FY 2015, approximately 11% of workplace...
  • The OFCCP Digest Volume 7, Issue 1
    by Local JobNetwork™ - January 20, 2017
    Be Ready for Increased Focus on Pay Equity in 2017 Topic: Compensation Pay equity issues took center stage when the Lilly Ledbetter Act was signed into law by President Obama in 2009, the first such federal legislation to be enacted in an effort to close the wage gap between genders. This statute ushered in a new era for pay equity, and...