The OFCCP Digest is a complimentary resource for those who do business with the Federal government. Industry leaders throughout the country share their expertise on a range of topics including affirmative action, equal employment opportunity, and government compliance.
As the nation's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are coming to a close, considerable attention has been given to the recruiting and retention of military veterans. This article provides employers with helpful tips on both.
Did you know that annually, almost 250,000 men and women leave active military service? The skills and experience they bring to the table are wide and varied, with corollaries in almost every civilian occupation. Approximately 20% serve the 20 years required to earn a military retirement. The remaining 80% are separating short of retirement. read more
Carl S. Savino founded Corporate Gray in 1994 to help transitioning and former military personnel more easily secure civilian employment. In addition to co-authoring the Corporate Gray Series books, he also runs the Corporate Gray Military Job Fairs and Corporate Gray Online, read more
... So, how did UT use race in its admission decisions? And, why would federal contractors subject to OFCCP's "Affirmative Action Plan" jurisdiction care about this issue since the Fisher case involves college admission decisions, and not employment decisions?
Taking the second question first, federal contractors will care because the federal Courts have long ago cited educational admission case decisions and employment case decisions (along with construction set-aside programs) interchangeably in their Equal Protection Clause case decisions. 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
As Federal contractors begin to utilize the 2010 EEO Census File to generate availability data, it provides a good opportunity to remind plan developers to take a look at how they are calculating their availability pools. Contractors need to avoid going on autopilot when it comes to defining their affirmative action plan structure. Things have changed and contractors need to visualize the impact those changes have on their goals and resulting outreach efforts. read more
Chris Lindholm has 15 years of experience in Affirmative Action Planning and EEO consulting, which includes OFCCP audit support, risk management, training, and software development. read more
Since January 2005, the contractor community has been using the Census 2000 Special EEO File to prepare Affirmative Action Plans (AAPs). On May 15, 2013, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced that as of January 1, 2014, federal contractors must replace the 2000 EEO file with the 2006-2010 Census EEO Tabulation (2010 EEO Tabulation) to produce all future AAPs. read more
Dr. Hossein Borhani is a Director at ERS Group's San Francisco office and leads its West Coast Labor and Employment practice. Dr. Borhani has testified as an expert witness in court and other judicial settings. read more
The unexpected victim in OFCCP and EEOC race cases is a white, or as OFCCP likes to call it, a non-minority, victim. The historical reasons for this are well known. The civil rights laws were developed to counteract the societal bias that favors white applicants and/or employees. However, the fact that such cases are rare does not mean they are non-existent. The civil rights laws prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, including the white race. 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
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.
With the re-election of President Obama, 2013 will be a pivotal year for EEO/AA compliance. The OFCCP proposed many regulatory changes over the past couple of years. Human Resource executives across the country will gather with OFCCP and EEO representatives to learn how to win at compliance and raise their game by attending the 2013 NILG Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. Don't delay – make plans to attend today. Learn more
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