Volume 2, Issue 6
The OFCCP Digest Local JobNetwork The OFCCP Digest Alissa Horvitz Julia Mendez 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.
Reflections about Testifying Before the Subcommittee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions
by Alissa Horvitz

On April 18, 2012, I had the honor of testifying before the U.S. House of Representatives' Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions about various OFCCP-related issues. I have to say that it was one of the highlights of my career so far. It was a lot of work to prepare for the hearing, but I would gladly do it again, if invited. read more

Alissa HorvitzMs. Horvitz is co-chair of Littler's OFCCP Practice Group. She provides advice and counsel to government contractors and subcontractors regarding their compliance obligations under the laws and regulations that OFCCP enforces. read more

What to Expect During an OFCCP Audit?
by Julia Mendez, PHR, CELS

With compliance evaluations of federal contractors and subcontractors nearing 5,000 per fiscal year in the last several years, it's likely that one of your locations will receive a compliance review notice sooner rather than later. All federal contractors and subcontractors should be well prepared for an audit notice. Being caught off guard if the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) knocks on your door could be a costly mistake for any company. read more

Bill Osterndorf Julia Mendez is a Principal Business Consultant, Workforce Compliance and Diversity Solutions for Peoplefluent, Inc. for the New Orleans office. read more

An Insider's View of Negotiation with OFCCP
by Sandra Zeigler, Esq.

Most OFCCP allegations are resolved through negotiation. Negotiations at the agency level usually end in a signed conciliation agreement. The purpose of this article is to walk you through the negotiation process in case you find yourself considering this option for resolving matters with OFCCP. 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 C. Fox, Esq.

At the risk of igniting explosive Blog threads written by those who despise sports analogies in ANY context, or setting off counter-Bloggers who insist on using ONLY football analogies, the perplexing question of what to do if a batter in baseball just up and steals first base is now arising often in the context of OFCCP audits. read more

Bill Osterndorf 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

A Changing Workforce, A Changing Regulatory Environment Are you a member of your local Industry Liaison Group (ILG)? If not, you are missing an opportunity that any federal contractor or subcontractor should take advantage of.

The National Industry Liaison Group (NILG) is the premier employer association on affirmative action and equal employment opportunity in the United States. They are a non-profit organization formed in 1992 for the main purposes of improving communications between the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and Industry Liaison Groups (ILGs); and, enhancing the quality and overall effectiveness of Industry Liaison Groups. The NILG Board supports approximately 61 Industry Liaison Groups (ILGs), which are comprised of small, mid-size, and large federal contractors and employers across the country.

Local ILGs are in every Department of Labor (DOL) region. No other employer association has a broader base of constituents focused on Equal Opportunity (EO)/Affirmative Action (AA) matters. Local ILGs meet often to stay informed on current topics of interest. Contacts from local agencies of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and OFCCP often present at these forums as well.

If you are interested in learning more, follow these links to find your local chapter.

Industry Liaison Group(ILG) Mid-Atlantic Region

Midwest Region

Northeast Region

Pacific Region

Southeast Region

Southwest Region

A Changing Workforce, A Changing Regulatory Environment

You are invited to attend this complimentary webinar. Federal contractors need to carefully examine their recruiting practices to ensure compliance due to OFCCP's emphasis on enforcement, the increasing number of onsite audits, and many recent and proposed revisions to regulations and approaches. Join the Local JobNetwork™ team and employment attorney, Ely Leichtling from Quarles & Brady LLP, as we explore the impact of OFCCP regulations on recruiting. This 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. Register Now! - Hurry, space is limited.

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The opinions expressed in this newsletter are the opinions of the individual author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Local JobNetwork™. The information appearing in this newsletter is meant to provide the reader with a general understanding of topics relating to OFCCP compliance requirements and is not legal advice. If you are seeking legal advice to address OFCCP compliance issues or requirements, you should consult an attorney. The Local JobNetwork™ expressly disclaims all liability with respect to actions taken or not taken based on any or all of the contents of this newsletter.