Volume 4, Issue 6
The OFCCP Digest Local JobNetwork The OFCCP Digest Marilynn L. Schuyler Employer Assistance and Resource Network (EARN) Sandra Zeigler, Esq. Ahmed Younies Cindy Karrow, SPHR
Getting it Right the First Time
by Marilynn L. Schuyler

Thirty days – calendar days – is a very short time to get a submission together for OFCCP, but it's not the time to cut corners. One of the most effective ways to avoid a protracted review is to ensure that the data you submit is comprehensive, accurate, and is internally consistent. You do not want to be correcting data after it has already been sent to OFCCP, as OFCCP tends to presume that... more

Marylynn Schuyler Marilynn L. Schuyler has been developing Affirmative Action Plans for public, private, and academic institutions since 1996, and has been working in the field of Equal Employment Opportunity since 1988. She provides clients with... more

Considerations for Promoting Disclosure
by Employer Assistance and Resource Network (EARN)

New regulations under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA), which took effect on March 24th of this year, have refocused national attention on the issue of disability and employment. For the first time, federal contractors will be inviting job applicants to voluntarily self-identify as individuals with disabilities or protected veterans... more

Employer Assistance and Resource Network (EARN) The Employer Assistance and Resource Network (EARN) is a service of the National Employer Technical Assistance Center (NETAC) based at Cornell University's Employment and Disability Institute. NETAC is... more

EEO-1 Report and Voluntary Disclosure
by Sandra Zeigler, Esq.

On February 14, 2010, Mercury News reported that Google, Apple, Yahoo, Oracle and Applied Materials had successfully convinced the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) not to release race and gender data from their EEO-1 report under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) because releasing such data would cause "commercial harm." CNN made a similar FOIA request on August 18, 2011 for EEO-1... 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. She was only the third OFCCP... more

Doing Business with the Government must be a Strategic Decision
by Ahmed Younies

Government contracts are a stable source of company revenue, but they come with strings attached. They are tough to obtain and maintain. Not only is the process of breaking into the government marketplace complicated, but complying with related regulations post award can also be a challenge. On the upside, doing business with the government is slightly affected by the expansion and... more

Ahmed Younies Ahmed Younies has built human resources infrastructures for small-size companies as well as for mid size to Fortune 500 companies. He has worked for the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), enforcing compliance as a district director. He regularly delivers... more

Compliance After March 24: Now What?
by Cindy Karrow, SPHR

The revised Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) regulations for Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Vietnam Era Veterans Assistance Act (VEVRAA) are now in effect. The date has come and gone, so what now? What should contractors have in place, and what should they be working on? What is OFCCP doing now, and what might we see on the horizon? Let's explore these and... more

Cindy Karrow, SPHR As a Senior HR Consultant at Berkshire Associates, with over 27 years experience in the industry, Cindy Karrow, SPHR, is recognized as a leading affirmative action compliance expert. She specializes in developing... more

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