Volume 2, Issue 11
The OFCCP Digest Local JobNetwork The OFCCP Digest Debra Milstein Gardner Chris Lindholm Sandra Zeigler, Esq. John Fox, Esq.
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.

The staff at LocalJobNetwork.com wishes you a wonderful holiday season! Thank you to the many experts who contributed to the success of The OFFCP Digest this past year and to the numerous readers who find this publication a helpful resource. This is the last issue of The OFCCP Digest for the year. The Digest will return in January. Wishing you a prosperous 2013!

The Art of Game Playing with OFCCP - Chess or Tug o' War?
by Debra Milstein Gardner

How important is your relationship with OFCCP in determining the outcome of a compliance evaluation? Building a relationship with your OFCCP compliance officer is like playing a game of chess or tug o' war. Which game has the most positive impact on the end result of a review? read more

Debra Milstein Gardner Debra Milstein Gardner founded Workplace Dynamics LLC as a women-owned and operated human resources consulting firm in 1990. Debra has 33 years of experience gained while working in the public and private sectors in various human resources compliance roles. read more

Getting a Handle on Record Keeping Compliance in 2013
by Chris Lindholm

Federal contractors need help assessing risk and choosing a direction that will get their recruitment programs in compliance with the evolving regulations being aggressively enforced by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). The many layers of complexity are clearly frustrating contractors as the number of violations being flagged by OFCCP continues a strong upward trend under the current administration according to recent enforcement statistics. There are two broad issues that contractors can focus on that will provide some direction in their hiring program. read more

Chris Lindholm Chris Lindholm has 15 years of experience in Affirmative Action Planning and EEO consulting, which includes OFCCP audit support, risk management, training, and software development. read more

Planning for the Future
by Sandra Zeigler, Esq.

Now that the election results are in, it appears self evident that the path outlined in various regulatory and sub-regulatory proposals will continue to guide the enforcement efforts of the OFCCP. Some of the uncertainty of the pre-election period has been resolved so it is time to think seriously about what your company will need to do to best position itself to comply with whatever changes may be ultimately implemented. Many companies are hesitant to make costly changes to their electronic and other systems before the final version of these reform efforts are implemented. However, there is more that you can do than go to seminars and find out that no one has timelines or an inside track on what will really become law. 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.

It does not mean "more of the same". The President won a narrow, but nonetheless decisive, victory. But, he has little or no "mandate" and had very short "coattails", as pundits say in the Nation's Capital. While the states will continue to tally ballots for several more weeks and refine the election results, it appears the morning after the election that President Obama won the popular vote by only about 2.8 percentage points. 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

LJN Radio

FAQs on Government Compliance is where you'll hear frequently asked questions about Equal Opportunity Employment, Affirmative Action Planning, and Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. On this episode, Carmen Couden, Senior Counsel with Foley & Lardner LLP, who is a member of the firm's Labor & Employment Practice team representing management, answers questions about What to do When the OFCCP Comes Knocking at your company's door to conduct a compliance review. This radio episode complements the Local JobNetwork's webinar series by the same title. Listen here.

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What to do When the OFCCP Comes Knocking

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Passing a compliance review takes a team effort among recruiters, hiring managers, and compliance specialists. This webinar provides an overview of an audit and gives employers actionable tools on how to prepare before and during the process.

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