Common Mistakes When Starting an OFCCP Compliance Review
by Bill Osterndorf - Jun, 2015
It’s never a happy day when your company receives a letter from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) informing you that your company will be undergoing an affirmative action compliance review. However, there are some common mistakes that companies make at the start of a compliance review that can have major implications for how the review will close. We’re going to use this ar...
Insider Information US DOL OFCCP – How to Avoid Common Liability
by Diana Younts - Jun, 2015
For federal contractors, simple things such as failure to post open positions with local state departments of labor or neglecting to cast a wide employment “net” can lead to incompliance. US DOL OFCCP is looking for these violations to include in their yearly evaluations. Violations, especially financial violations, are the only ways a Federal Agency can justify its existence. OFCCP is no exception; President Obama increased...
by Local JobNetwork™ - Jun, 2015
Find Your Local Veterans' Employment Representative (LVER) and/or Disabled Veterans' Outreach Program Contact (DVOP) 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...
The OFCCP Digest Volume 5, Issue 5
by Local JobNetwork™ - May, 2015
How to Prepare for OFCCP Compensation Manager Interviews (And Why You Should) by Scott Pechaitis, Esq. As the persistent “wage gap” continues to make headlines, the Obama Administration has its sights set on eradicating pay discrimination. The directive from the White House to E...
Fair Pay & Safe Workplaces Executive Order
by Alissa Horvitz, Esq. - May, 2015
On July 31, 2014, President Obama released Executive Order 13673, known as the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order. The theme of the Executive Order is that when the U.S. federal government is going to use taxpayer dollars to buy goods and services from government contractor companies, the taxpayers’ dollars should not be used to buy from companies that engage in repeated, pervasive, serious or willful violations of...
Surveying Applicants and Employees
by Jacquelyn Peterson - May, 2015
Federal contractors and subcontractors must survey applicants and employees for gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, and disability status. The data collected from the surveys is used for creating statistical reports to analyze employment patterns and is used in the employer’s Affirmative Action Plan (AAP). Some of the surveying is conducted in the pre-offer and post-offer stages. The pre-offer stage genera...
How to Prepare for OFCCP Compensation Manager Interviews (And Why You Should)
by Scott Pechaitis, Esq. - May, 2015
As the persistent “wage gap” continues to make headlines, the Obama Administration has its sights set on eradicating pay discrimination. The directive from the White House to EEOC and OFCCP is, “We know pay discrimination exists – go find it.” As a result, OFCCP has sharpened the tools in its compensation investigation toolbox, including the following: Rescission of the Compensation Standards and Voluntary Guidelines....
Sorting Out the Confusion of Applicant Tracking Codes
by Debra Milstein Gardner - May, 2015
You are probably thinking “Oh no - another article about applicant tracking codes?” I fully understand; however, I ask one simple question. How many of you are as befuddled as I am regarding the countless verbiage applied to applicant tracking codes? Disposition codes, status codes, stages, rejection reason codes. Are these terms synonymous? Each applicant tracking system (ATS) refers to the staging of candidates different...
Lessons Learned from OFCCP’s Budget Request for FY 2016
by Ahmed Younies - May, 2015
President Obama has just a bit over 18 months left in office. Consequently so does the OFCCP—in its current incarnation, that is. Once Mr. Obama leaves office, there will likely be a new Director, and the OFCCP will subsequently reflect shifting priorities. How much those priorities shift, of course, will depend on who gets voted into the White House next. In the meantime, the OFCCP has released its budget request—and the jus...
The OFCCP Digest Volume 5, Issue 4
by Local JobNetwork™ - Apr, 2015
Tips on Responding to New Scheduling Letter and Itemized Listing — Part II by Bill Osterndorf This article is a companion to an article in the March 2015 edition of The OFCCP Digest. As we noted there, on October 1, 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Complianc...
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