The OFCCP revised the regulations in an effort to strengthen federal contractor obligations and responsibilities with respect to protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
The OFCCP has announced that contractors may take advantage of a “phased in” compliance schedule. Current contractors with written affirmative action programs (AAP) in place on the effective date of the final rule are not required to comply with the final rules until the start of their next 12-month AAP review and updating cycle. Continue reading →
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.
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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 →
“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 →
As we reported recently in our blog, on February 28 of this year, the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued Directive 307, which strengthens its ability to identify and remedy contractor pay practices.[i] In an effort to explain the new investigative procedures, the OFCCP will be hosting a FREE webinar on Friday, March 22, 2013, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (EDT). According to the OFCCP, interested participants will learn more about the new Advisories, as well as have an opportunity to address questions about these actions. To register for the FREE webinar, visit the Office of Federal Contract Compliance website here. Continue reading →
This week America’s Job Exchange had the opportunity to serve as a Silver Sponsor for the 2013 NC/SC ILG Regional summit, held March 12 at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Joining over 100 other attendees, this relaxed and informative summit provided all with an opportunity to network with their recruiting peers, discuss issues impacting the industry, as well as enjoy some down time with new friends. As a Silver Sponsor, America’s Job Exchange was immersed in all summit activities, including presenting summit attendee, Stefanie Martin, of USfalcon, with a Kindle Fire as part of our Sponsor raffle. Hope you enjoy, Stefanie! Continue reading →