The OFCCP Digest Volume 2, Issue 4

by Local JobNetwork™, Monday, April 16, 2012
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Volume 2, Issue 4
The OFCCP Digest Local JobNetwork The OFCCP Digest Carmen Couden Bill Osterndorf 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.
Revised Memorandum of Understanding Warns Employers About Coordinated Enforcement Efforts of the OFCCP and EEOC
by Carmen Couden

Much has been written recently about the OFCCP's increased focus on enforcement and its efforts to expand the scope of the obligations with which contractors will be required to comply going forward. However, recent updates to the OFCCP's memorandum of understanding ("MOU") with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") should serve as a warning to contractors that this increased enforcement focus does not end with the OFCCP. Although the MOU between the OFCCP and EEOC has been in existence since 1970, previously the two agencies have rarely coordinated their enforcement efforts. read more

Carmen CoudenCarmen N. Couden is an associate with Foley & Lardner LLP. She is a member of the firm's Labor & Employment Practice and Automotive Industry Team. As part of her practice, Ms. Couden represents employers in investigatory proceedings before state agencies and in legal actions in federal and state court. read more

Using Applicant Reports to Help Your Company During an OFCCP Review
by Bill Osterndorf

In part 1 of this series, we noted that it's a different world out there for companies going through OFCCP reviews. The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) continues to closely examine the hiring of federal contractors and subcontractors to determine whether there is any discrimination based on race or gender. However, OFCCP is also heavily focused on issues concerning veterans and persons with disabilities. 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

Monitoring for Compliance in Terminations
by Sandra Zeigler, Esq.

OFCCP examines terminations when there are racial, gender or other disparities in the rate of terminations in a job group or title that are statistically significant. In most termination cases, these disparities can be readily resolved with proper analysis. 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 Fox, Esq.

Maybe I can shed a little light on the FedEx (Ground) Conciliation Agreement (i.e. settlement) with OFCCP since there seems to be much confusion and much interest among federal contractors. While this is a small settlement, it is nonetheless important to teach many different lessons about the Obama OFCCP. read more

John Fox, Esq. 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


Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) developed an Employment Resource Referral Directory that lists governmental and non-governmental not-for-profit organizations as references to assist in the hiring of qualified applicants (veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and minority groups) by federal contractors and subcontractors. This online directory provides contact information for each organization and can be searched by state or region.


A Changing Workforce, A Changing Regulatory Environment

Due to overwhelming demand and positive feedback from attendees, this new complimentary webinar is being offered again.

The workplace is changing and companies are serving more diverse populations. Employers need to find effective ways to reach diverse and non-traditional candidates. Join the Local JobNetwork™ team and Bill Osterndorf of HR Analytical Services as they explore the impact of OFCCP regulations on a changing workforce and a changing regulatory environment. The one hour presentation is approved for one HRCI credit toward recertification of PHR, SPHR, or GPHR credentials. Relevant information will be shared with a live Q&A afterward to ask our experts questions.

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