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.
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It has been ten years since the 2000 census data was released. We have been preparing our Affirmative Action Plans (AAPs) using old data, expecting to see significant changes in the minority and female workforce representation when the 2010 data was released. read more
Debra Milstein Gardner founded Workplace Dynamics LLC as a women-owned and operated human resources consulting firm in 1990. Debra has 33 years of experience gained while working in the public and private sectors in various human resources compliance roles. read more
Click for additional information, including data by state and demographic profiles, from the United States' Census 2010 website.
Most of the recent discussion about affirmative action compliance reviews by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) tends to focus on two areas: (1) OFCCP's investigation of possible compensation discrimination by federal contractors and subcontractors, and (2) issues concerning veterans and persons with disabilities, especially in regard to outreach to find members of these two groups. There is no question that these two areas have been priorities for OFCCP. read more
Bill 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. read more
Voluntary compliance through negotiated conciliation agreements is the most common and most preferred way to resolve violations under the laws enforced by OFCCP. When identified violations cannot be resolved through conciliation, the next step in the enforcement process is a referral to the Department of Labor's Office of the Solicitor (SOL) with a recommendation for enforcement. This article explains how that process works and what happens as a result of such a referral. 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
This first column of the year is a blend of predictions looking forward and a potpourri of recent OFCCP developments, both small and large. 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
Join the Local JobNetwork™ team and OutSolve Principal, Jeremy Mancheski, for a complimentary webinar that explores "Affirmative Action Plans Simplified."
To pass a compliance review, employers must implement their Affirmative Action Plans (AAP) correctly. Our experts will cover the steps of creating an AAP, and they will provide actionable tools to guide employers through the implementation process.
This webinar is approved for one HRCI credit toward 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.
Invitation to Authors
In The OFCCP Digest, industry leaders from throughout the country share their expertise on a range of topics including affirmative action, equal employment opportunity, and government compliance. Would you like to share your expertise with affirmative action employers and Federal contractors by contributing to a future issue? Interested authors are encouraged to contact us at OFCCPDigest@localjobnetwork.com. We value your input.
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