| Annual ILG National Conference - 2013
by Bill Osterndorf and Jacquelyn Peterson - Aug, 2013
The 2013 Industry Liaison Group National Conference is a premier event that brings Affirmative Action practitioners, the legal industry, government agencies, human resources, and vendor experts together to learn about the regulatory agenda of OFCCP and EEOC and what steps will be needed to meet the latest environment of compliance. Local JobNetwork OFCCP Consultant, Jacquelyn Peterson, speaks with conference speakers an...
The Value of Good Affirmative Action Plans
by Bill Osterndorf - Oct, 2013
2013 has been a very busy year for the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). With the release of revised regulations regarding veterans and persons with disabilities in September and the agency's changing procedures for investigating potential compensation disparities, federal contractors and subcontractors are spending much of their time focusing on these areas. Even with these...
How to Set Priorities for an OFCCP Review - Part 2
by Bill Osterndorf - Aug, 2013
How to Set Priorities for an OFCCP Review Part 2 - Specific Priority Areas Several articles in the August 2013 edition of The OFCCP Digest will discuss what was learned from the recent National Industry Liaison Group (NILG) conference that was held in July in Indianapolis. While the conference was useful and interesting, it had very little effect on the basic premise of this two-part series of arti...
How to Set Priorities for an OFCCP Review - Part 1
by Bill Osterndorf - Jul, 2013
How to Set Priorities for an OFCCP Review Part 1 - Understanding How OFCCP’s Focus Areas Affect Setting Priorities This article is the first of a two-part series. In this article, we’ll provide some general information on how to set priorities in preparation for an OFCCP review. In the follow-up article, we’ll discuss a number of specific items that should be priorities for all federal contractors...
Applicant Tracking Systems and OFCCP Compliance
by Bill Osterndorf - May, 2013
The vendors that provide applicant tracking systems routinely suggest that their systems are “OFCCP compliant.” Yet, federal contractors and subcontractors are frequently cited for record-keeping issues associated with applicant data. How can companies ensure that their applicant tracking systems will help them successfully navigate through an OFCCP review? As a starting point, it is important to note that no applican...
What Does OFCCP Want?
by Bill Osterndorf - Apr, 2013
Much has been written about the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) in the last few years. OFCCP has a number of significant new initiatives, most notably its recent directive regarding the evaluation of compensation data that federal contractors and subcontractors will be asked to provide during compliance reviews. OFCCP has also gone through a number of changes to the manner...
Limiting the Applicant Data That Is Provided to OFCCP - Part 2
by Bill Osterndorf - Feb, 2013
Limiting the Applicant Data That Is Provided to OFCCP Part 2 - Understanding Special Situations In the first part of this two-part series, we discussed the fact that the applicant data that is provided to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is a critical piece of information in any affirmative action compliance review. We discovered that OFCCP’s Internet Applicant...
Limiting the Applicant Data That Is Provided to OFCCP - Part 1
by Bill Osterndorf - Jan, 2013
Limiting the Applicant Data That Is Provided to OFCCP Part 1 - The Rule Regarding Applicant Data 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 concer...
What Should Your Company Submit to OFCCP at the Start of a Compliance Review?
by Bill Osterndorf - Oct, 2012
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. While...
Thoughts on the 2012 National Industry Liaison Group Conference
by Bill Osterndorf - Sep, 2012
The 2012 National Industry Liaison Group (NILG) conference was held August 27-31 in Waikoloa, Hawaii. The conference location was beautiful, and the conference planning committee made sure that the conference ran smoothly. However, this was a difficult year to gain many new insights into what is occurring at the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). There were a number of effecti...
The Inherent Flaws in Availability Analyses
by Bill Osterndorf - Aug, 2012
From the advent of the eight-factor analysis, availability analyses have been a central part of all federal affirmative action plans. The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) changed from an eight-factor analysis to a two-factor analysis (i.e. an analysis examining only external populations and internal populations that may be able to enter jobs) more than ten years ago. However,...
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