| Government Compliance - Unemployment Status Discrimination and OFCCP Enforcement
by Sandra Zeigler, Esq. and Jacquelyn Peterson - Feb, 2014
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) asked employers to pledge to not use an individual's unemployment status as a consideration when making hiring decisions. To what extent, if any, can the current laws enforced by the OFCCP be used to address this? Sandra Scott Zeigler, Esq., a recognized authority on Federal EEO enforcement with 25 years of experience divided equally between the EEOC and OFCCP, sheds...
| FAQs on Government Compliance - OFCCP's Revised Veteran and Disability Regulations
by Bill Osterndorf, Jacquelyn Peterson, Ashley Fitzgerald and Cady Chesney - Dec, 2013
Join the Local JobNetwork team and Bill Osterndorf, President of HR Analytical Services, as we explore the new regulations and how they impact federal contractors and subcontractors. In this webinar, we take federal contractors and subcontractors through OFCCP's new regulations for veterans and individuals with disabilities. This webinar is ideal for those who wish to gain a foundational knowledge of the what, when, and...
| FAQs on Government Compliance - Flipside of Federal Construction Work: Affirmative Action Enforced by OFCCP
by Pam Ploor, Jacquelyn Peterson, Ashley Fitzgerald and Cady Chesney - Dec, 2013
If your construction company has the winning bid for Federal construction work or the General Services Administration (GSA) approved your company as a GSA Schedule construction contractor, get ready to comply with employment-focused affirmative action requirements, which the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) enforces. A key component of that program is revising your recruitment and hiring process to comply...
Fast Facts of the 2013 Annual ILG National Conference
by Jacquelyn Peterson - Aug, 2013
The National Industry Liaison Group (NILG) held its 31st Annual ILG National Conference and Exhibition at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown in Indianapolis, Indiana from July 30 to August 2, 2013. The conference showed an increase in attendance with 730 attendees, 42 exhibitors, and 24 sessions while the 2012 conference hosted 428 attendees, 25 exhibitors, and 29 sessions. The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Pr...
Fast Facts for the 30th Annual NILG
by Jacquelyn Peterson - Sep, 2012
Round-Up The National Industry Liaison Group (NILG) held its 30th Annual ILG National Conference and Exhibition at the Hilton Waikoloa Village on the Kohala Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii from August 27 to August 31, 2012. The conference included attendees, exhibitors, and speakers. The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) typically attends the conference in-person, but opted to attend via interac...
Recap from the OFCCP’s Webinar:
by Jacquelyn Peterson - May, 2012
Status of Pending Compliance Evaluations of Entities that Participate in TRICARE Networks On April 25, 2012, the OFCCP announced that it rescinded its Directive 293, which is the OFCCP policy that determines if healthcare providers and insurers who use TRICARE are covered contractors or subcontractors. It was rescinded due to recent changes in the healthcare industry and pending litigation; such as, the OFCCP vs. Florida...
Take Action Now to Recruit Persons with Disabilities
by Jacquelyn Peterson - Feb, 2012
The primary legislation concerning persons with disabilities is Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and it has parallels with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 was created to specifically prohibit discrimination against persons with disabilities. It requires contractors or subcontractors who have more than $10,000 in federal contracts to employ and advanc...
Section 503 NPRM Comment Period Extended
by Jacquelyn Peterson - Feb, 2012
OFCCP issued this announcement on February 7, 2012: "On December 9, 2011, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). This NPRM (76 FR 77056) proposes to revise the regulations implementing the nondiscrimination and affirmative action regulations of section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended." "The original comment period...
Need Help with the Mandatory Job Listing Requirement?
by Jacquelyn Peterson - Nov, 2011
The Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) requires federal contractors and subcontractors to hire and promote covered veterans and prohibits discrimination against covered veterans. Covered veterans were originally only Vietnam era veterans and special disabled veterans, but now include other protected veterans (veterans who served in a military campaign) and recently separated veterans. VEV...
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