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  • The Value of Evergreen Requisitions
    by Rosemary Cox - May 27, 2020
    In an era where the Office of Federal Contract and Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has become more inquisitive into contractor recruitment and selection processes, there is a need for more awareness around the utility and benefits of using evergreen requisitions. We find that there is both a lack of regulatory guidance for their use and a need for more resources on how to use them effectively to meet business and compliance nee...
  • 5 Good Reasons Employers Should Hire Veterans – From a Former Marine
    by Ben Murphy - May 18, 2020
    There are many good reasons employers should hire veterans, so why does this group still struggle to find meaningful employment? As a former U.S. Marine and founder of HandyVets, Inc – a company that exclusively hires Veteran technicians – I have seen time and time again the myriad of challenges that those who dedicate their lives to our nation experience upon returning from duty. Among these challenges is the f...
  • COVID-19: EEO and ADA Considerations
    by Marilynn L. Schuyler - April 30, 2020
    These are unprecedented times. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused us to rethink, retool, recalibrate and reconsider our options – all for the sake of keeping us safe. Let’s consider some of the equal employment opportunity (EEO) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) considerations. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued guidelines for emp...
  • EEO-1 Update: EEOC Pursues Info Without Pay Data
    by Amanda Bowman - April 9, 2020
    One week before the typical EEO-1 filing deadline of March 31st, EEOC published a notice of information collection in the Federal Register for a 30-day comment period. As with the initial 60-Day Notice, published in September 2019, EEOC continues to seek a three-year approval for the standard EEO-1 data collection (for years 2019, 2020, 2021), but with a new Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) control number. In the 30-Day Notice...
  • by Terri Swain - March 31, 2020
    It never fails in our office. The frantic phone call because a Department of Labor Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) audit letter shows up on a desk, two weeks after sitting on the President's desk, with the yellow sticky note 'please handle.' Before fear and panic set in, here are some pointers for keeping ahead of the scary audit letter. Explore if your organization IS covered by the Affirmat...
  • The Compliance Challenge of Evergreen Requisitions and Pipeline Recruiting
    by Chris Lindholm - March 25, 2020
    It is common knowledge that EEO compliance has developed into an extremely complex and sometimes controversial process. In just the last 14 years alone we have witnessed an endless stream of changes to the expectations of contractors including: Changing from eight (8) to two (2) availability factors The brief, rocky visit of the EO Survey The as yet, unrealized threat of multiple regression as a tool to find comp...
  • How to Properly Manage Evergreen Jobs to Limit Liability
    by Debra Milstein Gardner - March 22, 2020
    Do evergreen job requisitions need to be handled differently than other requisitions? The quick answer is No with the caveat of having a compliant recruiting, applicant tracking and selection process. First, it would be useful to determine if evergreen jobs are really that different from other open positions. To ensure that we are on the same page with the terms, here is how I define the two types of positions for purp...
  • EEO-1 101: The Fundamentals of Employer Information Reports
    by Janet Lewis - March 20, 2020
    Whether or not the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) plan to revise EEO-1 reports to also require reporting of wages and hours worked ever comes to fruition, filing accurate EEO-1 reports is important—especially for federal contractors and subcontractors. Why is Accuracy Important? Employers are required to certify the accuracy of their EEO-1 reports and that they have been prepared in...
  • Who Qualifies as an “Active Duty Wartime or Campaign Badge Veteran”
    by Bill Osterndorf - March 19, 2020
    Since 2009, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has been very interested in issues concerning the veterans that are protected under the agency’s affirmative action regulations. These regulations cover four categories of veterans, three of which are disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, and armed forces service medal veterans. Until recently, the fourt...
  • The Evolution of the Tagline at the Bottom of Job Advertisements: The Demise of the Affirmative Action Reference
    by Alissa Horvitz, Josh Roffman - March 15, 2020
    Decades ago, long before employers used the Internet for recruiting, employers used to advertise job vacancies in the newspaper. The OFCCP knows this because its current sex discrimination guidelines reference the old newspaper way of recruiting. The current version of OFCCP’s regulations state: Advertisement in newspapers and other media for employment must not express a sex preference unless sex is a bona fide oc...