Recently, AJE’s own Kyle Brown volunteered at the Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB), for the first annual AJE holiday outreach effort. The experience was eye opening and fulfilling, Kyle said. The GBFB is the largest hunger-relief organization in New England. Their goal for 2013 is to make sure that every person in need in Eastern Massachusetts could be provided at least ONE meal a day.
Below Kyle summarizes his enriching day at the GBFB on Nov 4th.
While volunteering at the GBFB I was given the opportunity to serve alongside many veterans who work at the GBFB in order to help serve their community. I was also able to work with many local agencies that bring food to those in need; particularly to those with disabilities, homeless veterans, and children in need of assistance (many of whom are in this situation because of disabled, and Veteran parents unable to find work). I was able to converse with many agency leaders, workers, and volunteers about how hard it is today for Veterans to showcase their skills and land the job they need. Continue reading →
Recent conference on OFCCP compliance, hosted by America’s Job Exchange (AJE), in Waltham, Massachusetts, was a huge success and critical compliance related information and strategies were shared by industry leading speakers. One such speaker was Misty Glorioso, Senior Consultant, Berkshire Associates Inc.
Berkshire Associates Inc. is a leading human resource consulting and technology firm specializing in affirmative action, applicant management, compensation management, diversity and professional training. Its senior consultant Misty Glorioso, spoke on understanding the applicant management obligations of federal contractors at the Waltham conference. The three main considerations of such employers are: Continue reading →
The new regulations governing the VEVRAAand Section 503 of The Rehabilitation Act, passed by the Department of Labor OFCCP office, are game changers. There is much confusion and many unanswered questions among federal contractors. How does one survive an OFCCP audit in the light of such stringent and sometimes conflicting requirements? To decode and demystify the new rules, Matthew J. Camardella Esq. of Jackson Lewis was at the inaugural compliance conference, hosted by America’s Job Exchange (AJE) in September, to shed some much needed light on the matter. Continue reading →
Actionable Tips to Meet New Record Keeping and Metrics Mandates by the OFCCP
The Federal Register has updated two new rules very recently. One governs regulations for hiring protected veterans (VEVRAA), and another governs the regulations for hiring candidates with disabilities, namely Section 503 of The Rehabilitation Act. Both rules go in effect March 24, 2014. These regulations have raised the bar for record keeping and heightened the enforcement of current regulations. These regulations are fairly complex and the requirements are not completely black and white. Naturally, federal contractors and sub contractors have many unanswered questions. Recently, on October 3, 2013, AJE President Rathin Sinha along with Julia Mendez of Poplefluent , conducted a webcast in an effort to make these new regulations and the intricacies of record keeping and analysis more lucid and accessible. Continue reading →
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 →