| Management Decisions - Myths About Hiring Individuals With Disabilities
by Felicia M. Nurmsen and Cady Chesney - Jan, 2015
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal law that protects the rights of individuals with disabilities by eliminating barriers to their participation in many aspects of living and working in America, and also prohibits employers from discriminating against individuals with disabilities. However, there are many myths surrounding hiring these individuals. Felicia Nurmsen, President and CEO of Inclusive Workforce St...
| Management Decisions - Moms vs. Dads at Work
by Shirley Engelmeier and Tim Muma - Oct, 2014
The subject of a gender gap is often discussed, but Tim Muma takes a look at another potential discrepancy between the sexes when they become parents. Joining LJNRadio to examine moms and dads at work is Shirley Engelemeier, CEO of InclusionINC and the author of "Becoming an Inclusive Leader and Inclusion: The New Competitive Business Advantage." Shirley explains the differences found in pay and expectations, and the reason th...
| Government Compliance - New OFCCP Directive on Transgender and Gender Identity Status
by Sandra Zeigler, Esq. and Tim Muma - Sep, 2014
On August 19, 2014, OFCCP finally issued a Directive on Gender Identity and Sex Discrimination that clearly acknowledged that gender discrimination under Executive Order 11246 covers discrimination on the basis of transgender and gender identity status. Sandra Scott Zeigler, Esq., a recognized authority on Federal EEO enforcement with 25 years of experience divided equally between the EEOC and OFCCP, sheds light on this top...
| Management Decisions - What to Expect When Your Employee is Expecting
by Kimberly Prescott and Cady Chesney - Jul, 2014
Life happens, and as a leader, manager, and employer it is important to understand what your responsibilities are when one of your employees informs you that they are expecting. Kimberly Prescott, founder of Prescott HR Consulting, joins the show to explain the obligations that employers have for expecting employees. In addition, with host Cady Chesney, Ms. Prescott will explore how employers can be proactive and be prepared f...
The OFCCP Digest Volume 5, Issue 2
by Local JobNetwork™ - Feb, 2015
Which Direction will the OFCCP Steer its Theory of Steering? by Soul Cherradi Many things have been written and debated in 2014 about the OFCCP’s (Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs) renewed interest in the “theory of steering” that the agency re-introduced in Directiv...
Which Direction will the OFCCP Steer its Theory of Steering?
by Soul Cherradi - Feb, 2015
Many things have been written and debated in 2014 about the OFCCP’s (Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs) renewed interest in the “theory of steering” that the agency re-introduced in Directive 307. While the OFCCP critics have accepted that the theory of steering is adequate for selection claims, they continue to consider its application to compensation claims as inappropriate at best. Nevertheless, the OFCCP was...
The Unknown Problem
by Marilynn L. Schuyler - Feb, 2015
The “unknown problem” is actually very familiar to anyone who analyzes applicant data. So, it’s not really “unknown” at all. But the problem is much broader than one might imagine, and has implications that ripple through several analyses in your Affirmative Action Plan. Unknown Race and/or Gender Status in Applicant Data I have never seen an applicant data set that didn’t have several fields left blank or marked as...
Understanding OFCCP’s Political Agenda
by Bill Osterndorf - Feb, 2015
Several years ago, I wrote an article for The OFCCP Digest entitled “What Does OFCCP Want?” The central premise of that article was that the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has certain defined expectations for federal contractors and subcontractors. With all the additional changes that have occurred involving OFCCP over the last few years, this appears to be a good time to...
President Obama and the OFCCP: 2014 in Review – Part II
by Ahmed Younies - Feb, 2015
In Part I of this post we examined the close connection between the OFCCP’s focus on pay equity and the hiring of veterans and individuals with disabilities (IWDs) in 2014 and President Obama’s agenda. We continue here by comparing the President’s agenda and actions regarding LGBT workers and other, more general workers’ rights issues with those of the OFCCP during 2014. LGBT Workers President Obama: The President has...
Eight Ways to Survive an OFCCP Audit
by Cindy Karrow, SPHR - Feb, 2015
The key to surviving a compliance review, or audit, is in preparing the AAP—way before the scheduling letter is received. Remember, a compliance review focuses on the activity from the 12 months prior to the development of the current AAP. So audit survival starts with not forgetting the past. Here are eight ways to do just that: Develop your AAP on time and accurately! Scrub your data before your AAP is developed, and ch...
The OFCCP Digest Volume 5, Issue 1
by Local JobNetwork™ - Jan, 2015
National Industry Liaison Group’s Comment on OFCCP’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Requirement to Report Summary Data on Employee Compensation by Cara Crotty, Esq. The National Industry Liaison Group (NILG) routinely submits comments to proposed rules that affect the EEO an...
A Quick Look at the OFCCP’s Enforcement Data for 2009 to 2015
by Dr. Hossein Borhani - Jan, 2015
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) makes some part of its enforcement data available to the public. The data can be accessed here. The data is provided in two parts, one dataset that consists of closed Compliance Evaluations and another dataset called Compliant Investigations data. The first dataset contains the information on the evaluations that OFCCP has initiated and th...
President Obama and the OFCCP: 2014 in Review – Part I
by Ahmed Younies - Jan, 2015
Every year we like to provide you, our readers in the federal contracting community, with a year-in-review and look ahead to the coming year to ensure that you are aware of trends that could impact your business. Typically, that means reviewing the OFCCP’s stated goals against its actions and then making an educated projection of what is to come. This year we will take our analysis a step further. As a federal government contr...
Targeting Veterans for Hire
by Jacquelyn Peterson - Jan, 2015
The Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) is intended to provide affirmative action and nondiscrimination for protected veterans including special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam era, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, active duty wartime or campaign badge veterans, and armed forces service medal veterans. To promote equal opportunity for protected veterans, federal contractors...
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