Volume 2, Issue 7
The OFCCP Digest Local JobNetwork The OFCCP Digest Stephanie Thomas Sandra Zeigler, Esq. John Fox, Esq. Bill Osterndorf
The OFCCP Digest is a complimentary resource for those who do business with the Federal government. Industry leaders from throughout the country share their expertise on a range of topics including affirmative action, equal employment opportunity, and government compliance.
My Conversation with OFCCP Director Shiu about "Good Jobs For Everyone"
by Stephanie Thomas, Ph.D.

Secretary Hilda Solis' vision of "Good Jobs For Everyone" was articulated in the Department of Labor's Strategic Plan for the years 2011 to 2016. All of the agencies within the DOL are working to achieve that goal, and OFCCP is no exception. I recently had the opportunity to talk one-on-one with OFCCP Director Patricia Shiu about how her agency is fulfilling that vision. read more

Stephanie ThomasStephanie R. Thomas, Ph.D., is the Founder and CEO of Thomas Econometrics. Regarded as one of the leading experts on the analysis of equal employment opportunity issues, read more

Enterprise Wide Enforcement
by Sandra Zeigler, Esq.

The concept of enterprise-wide enforcement has been around in one form or another for years at OFCCP. In the late nineties it took the form of "global agreements," in the early 2000's the concept emerged in initiatives to "connect the dots" and in the present administration it has surfaced under the term "enterprise-wide" enforcement. In addition to resolutions specifically tagged as part of these initiatives, there have always been multiple facility settlements. read more

Sandra Zeigler 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

The Fox OFCCP Report
by John C. Fox, Esq.

Business demands predictability and abhors uncertainty. General Counsels want to know "likely outcomes" and timetables. Vice Presidents of Human Resources want to know what to do to comply and what not to do to unnecessarily increase the Company's legal risk. read more

Bill Osterndorf 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

Invitation to Self Identify
by Bill Osterndorf

As a part of the data collection and record-keeping requirements under the federal government's affirmative action regulations, federal contractors and subcontractors are obligated to collect race/ethnicity and gender information from applicants. Contractors are also required to survey employees for race/ethnicity and gender information as well as veteran and disability status. The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is currently giving a heightened level of scrutiny to all affirmative action practices and programs, and thus this is an appropriate time to review the guidelines regarding self-identification forms for applicants and employees. read more

Bill Osterndorf William A. Osterndorf is President and founder of HR Analytical Services and has been working with affirmative action/equal opportunity issues for the last 25 years in the public and private sectors. read more

OFCCP Compliance 101

Please join us for this complimentary webinar that was developed based on your feedback.

We're taking Federal contractors and subcontractors back to the basics to understand the fundamentals of compliance with the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). This webinar is ideal for those who wish to gain a foundational knowledge of OFCCP coverage, requirements, obligations, and enforcement as well as for those who might benefit from a refresher as the OFCCP basics continue to evolve.

Join the Local JobNetwork™ team and employment attorney, Carmen Couden from Foley & Lardner LLP, as we explore the what, when, why, and how of OFCCP compliance. The webinar is approved for one HRCI credit towards recertification of PHR, SPHR, or GPHR credentials. The webinar is 1.5 hours with a live Q & A (last 30 minutes) to ask our experts questions. Register Now! - Hurry, space is limited.

Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies

John Fox mentioned the National ILG in his commentary this month. The 2012 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 help prepare for what is coming and to "Navigate the New Regulatory Landscape."

The Local JobNetwork™ will be in attendance as well as a number of contributors to The OFCCP Digest. We look forward to meeting you. The September edition of The OFCCP Digest will provide you with a full recap of the conference.

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