On September 11, 2013, America’s Job Exchange hosted a successful compliance conference in Waltham, Massachusetts. In the light of new OFCCP regulations that have just recently been announced (and soon to go into effect), this conference, titled, Recruiting Strategies for OFCCP Compliance, was very timely and provided a wealth of information on hiring diversity, specifically, veterans and candidates with disabilities. The conference also aimed to elaborate on how to prepare for an OFCCP audit and ways of handling feedback given by OFCCP. Mandi Costa, Assistant District Director, U.S. Department of Labor OFCCP office, presented on OFCCP compliance review procedures. Mandi was joined by the Compliance Officers Paul Filgut and Alyne Butland from the Boston office of the OFCCP.
About 100 HR and Compliance professionals attended the inaugural event on “Recruitment Strategies for OFCCP Compliance’ in Waltham, MA on September 11. The event was designed to update the attendees about the new regulations just announced by the OFCCP, as well as to engage in a broad discussion covering topics on the regulations, outreach, applicant management as well as documentation needs. Speakers included Mandi Costa, Assistant District Director, U.S. Department of Labor OFCCP office, representatives from public agencies like Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission, Massachusetts Council of Diversity, and New England Center for Homeless Veterans. Also present was the recruitment business specialist from The Career Place, Massachusetts one-stop Career Center.
It was a great meeting yesterday at the New England Center for Homeless Veterans (NECHV), with just over 35 employers in attendance for the ‘Employer Breakfast & Discussion Regarding Hiring Veterans’ hosted by the The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), The New England Center for Homeless Veterans, and America’s Job Exchange (AJE). Continue reading
Is Veteran hiring a top priority for your company? If so, and you are in the Boston area, we encourage you to attend the ‘Employer Breakfast & Discussion Regarding Hiring Veterans’ hosted by the The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), The New England Center for Homeless Veterans, and America’s Job Exchange (AJE). The event will feature speakers from these organizations, including AJE President Rathin Sinha.
“Pay discrimination is a real and persistent problem in the American workforce and an important policy issue. If our efforts are complemented by robust voluntary compliance by employers doing an in-depth analysis of their practices and how they apply in addressing issues, then that is going to make a real difference in people’s lives,” Pamela Coukos, senior program advisor with the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently said during a March 22 OFCCP-sponsored webinar. Continue reading