The OFCCP Digest is a complimentary resource for those who do business with the Federal government. Industry leaders from throughout the country share their expertise on a range of topics including affirmative action, equal employment opportunity, and government compliance.
For years the OFCCP has placed a heavy emphasis on the challenging arena of systemic compensation discrimination. OFCCP analyzes compensation discrimination under the same theories it uses in the analysis of hiring discrimination. This would work better if compensation discrimination, like hiring, grew out a set of decisions made in a discreet window of time for all potential parties. For example, a hiring case is usually about all of the hiring for vacant positions in a particular job group or title that were made either during the AAP year or during the two year period of potential liability. read more
Sandra Scott Zeigler, Esq. is a recognized authority on Federal EEO enforcement with 25 years of experience divided equally between the EEOC and OFCCP. read more
Your company has received that dreaded letter from the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) indicating that your company has been scheduled for an affirmative action compliance review. After the initial panic has subsided, it is time to consider what you will send to OFCCP in order to comply with the requests in the scheduling letter and itemized listing you've received. read more
William A. Osterndorf is President and founder of HR Analytical Services and has been working with affirmative action/equal opportunity issues for the last 25 years in the public and private sectors.
I cannot currently prove it in a court of law, but I would bet my next paycheck that I know how OFCCP is now going about the task of selecting federal contractors for audit.
OFCCP roiled the waters last year in Fiscal Year 2012 with new and secret procedures to select contractors for audit. While the President promised a transparent federal government, Pat Shiu never promised to make OFCCP policy and practice changes transparent. And she has not. One of the current difficulties between OFCCP and the contractor community, indeed, springs from the contractor community's perception that OFCCP now routinely makes unilateral and non-collegial-body decisions and regularly deploys new operating procedures, especially concerning audits. read more
John C. Fox, Esq. is one of the most experienced trial lawyers in the United States defending companies in "bet-the-bank" and other substantial employment cases. Mr. Fox is the President and a Senior Partner of Fox, Wang & Morgan P.C. read more
Disabled Veterans' Outreach Program (DVOP) specialists develop job and training opportunities for veterans, with a special emphasis on veterans with service-connected disabilities. Local Veterans' Employment Representatives (LVERs) are state employees located in each state's employment service local office who assist veterans in various areas; such as, identifying training and employment opportunities. You can find a listing of the DVOPs and LVERs throughout the country here.
Join the Local JobNetwork™ team and employment attorney, Carmen Couden from Foley & Lardner LLP, as they dive into "What to do When the OFCCP Comes Knocking."
Passing a compliance review takes a team effort among recruiters, hiring managers, and compliance specialists. This webinar provides an overview of an audit and gives employers actionable tools on how to prepare before and during the process.
This complimentary webinar is approved for one HRCI credit towards recertification of PHR, SPHR, or GPHR credentials. The webinar is 1.5 hours with a live Q & A (last 30 minutes) to ask our experts questions.
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