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  • Applicants
    by Stephanie Meyers - October 20, 2017
    Applicant disposition codes are one factor that can potentially “make or break” Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) data. As a best practice, we recommend having detailed disposition codes that include two pieces of information for each candidate – the step and status. The “step” is the “stage” in which an applicant fell out of during your hiring process, such as: “Phone Screen” “First Interview” “Passed to Hiring Ma...
  • Protecting the privacy of employees
    by Brian Bulger - October 20, 2017
    Oh oh, EEOC has just asked you for a list of names and telephone numbers for a large group of your employees. Why? The usual answer is because EEOC wants to interview at least some of them to see if they have evidence supporting the claims in a discrimination charge filed by another employee. The number is usually large, so the employer has difficulty figuring out who might have talked to the Agency and possibly retaliat...
  • National Disability Awareness Month
    by Carla Irwin - October 20, 2017
    Lately, my client roster is filling up with new federal contractors and I have been focused on getting them up to speed on all their new requirements. We focus on the elements of an AAP, recordkeeping, self-ID forms, posters, etc. When we are in the midst of making sure we have dotted every “i” and crossed every “t”, sometimes we lose sight of the bigger picture. Are we working towards creating an inclusive workforce th...
  • The OFCCP Digest Volume 7, Issue 10
    by Local JobNetwork™ - October 20, 2017
    Why I Hired a Workforce Others Overlooked Topic: Disability For 16 years, I led the Logistics Division of Walgreens that included more than 10,000 employees and 17 distribution centers across the country. I am also the father of two daughters and a 28-year-old son with autism. As might be expected, I am more proud of the latter than any...
  • Protected Veteran
    by Bill Osterndorf - October 20, 2017
    In my last article for the The OFCCP Digest, I wrote about the changing perceptions of race, ethnicity, and gender and how these changes may affect regulatory compliance. For federal contractors and subcontractors, there are two remaining classes that are protected under the federal affirmative action laws: certain classes of veterans and individuals with disabilities. While changes affecting these classes may not...
  • Disabled Workers
    by Randy Lewis - October 20, 2017
    For 16 years, I led the Logistics Division of Walgreens that included more than 10,000 employees and 17 distribution centers across the country. I am also the father of two daughters and a 28-year-old son with autism. As might be expected, I am more proud of the latter than any business success I’ve enjoyed during my career. Living with Austin gave me an uncensored, unadulterated view of some of the difficulties people...
  • Be a Part of Understanding What Works in Implementing Section 503
    by Kathleen Lee, Sarah von Schrader - September 15, 2017
    Have we moved the employment needle for individuals with disabilities or just become more aware of disability inclusion initiatives? There has been tremendous buzz surrounding the business case for disability inclusion; however, this does not always translate into good jobs or career development. According to U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta, "Americans of all abilities must have access to good, safe jobs. Sm...
  • EEOC Delivers $2 Million Consent Decree to UPS
    by Cindy Karrow - September 15, 2017
    United Parcel Service (UPS) has agreed to settle a nationwide lawsuit filed in 2009 by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The settlement agreement will pay $2 million to approximately 70 current and former UPS employees who were alleged victims of disability discrimination. Read the EEOC Press Release issued August 8, 2017. The saga began in 2009 when EEOC charged that the world’s largest package delive...
  • The New World of Demographics
    by Bill Osterndorf - September 15, 2017
    In a world where change seems to be everywhere, it is reassuring to know there are a few things that are constants. The sun rises in the east and sets in the west. Traffic will be congested when driving in a major city during rush hour. The federal government will issue regulations and some people will be unhappy about these regulations. While people are also in a constant state of change, something we traditionally...
  • The OFCCP Digest Volume 7, Issue 9
    by Local JobNetwork™ - September 15, 2017
    Tools for Your Toolbox – Understanding and Communicating the Fundamentals in Order to Achieve Success Topic: AAP In order to have effective Affirmative Action policies and stay on the right side of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws and regulations, it is critical to understand the difference between several sets of concepts...