Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has updated the required posting that federal contractors and subcontractors must use to notify applicants and employees of their right to discuss wages. The notice requirements apply to federal contracts and subcontracts that are covered by Executive Order 11246 and entered into or modified on or after...
In FY 2016, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) quietly settled twelve compliance reviews without a press release. This is unusual. Historically, OFCCP publishes a press release with each conciliation agreement. If you missed reading about these resolutions, you missed out on some valuable lessons.
There has been much talk recently about Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and steering, and for a good reason. Steering is an employment practice that directs a certain subgroup toward a specific set of jobs, often positions with lower pay or fewer opportunities...Read more
Berkshire’s webinars are always informative and full of practical advice. You have the benefit of getting advice and recommendations from some of the foremost leaders in affirmative action, applicant tracking, compensation, and an array of other human resources topics.
Select a white paper and learn best practices, how regulatory changes impact your company, and ways to navigate OFCCP requirements.
Tracking applicant data is an important component of compliance with affirmative action requirements. Not only is it required, but if done strategically, can provide insight to your company’s hiring practices and mitigate risks. Read more.
The year 2015 proved to be a busy one for OFCCP, and in 2016 the agency shows no signs of slowing down. Between the first full year of compliance for most federal contractors under the new PV and IWD regulations, various proposed regulatory changes, an election year, and more in-depth audit activity, 2016 will be a year full of change for both OFCCP and contractor. Read more.
In an effort to keep HR professionals abreast of changing affirmative action, applicant tracking, and pay equity employment requirements, Berkshire participates in a number of industry events year round.
BALANCEaap affirmative action software is a secure, web-based application allowing users to create their own 100% technically compliant affirmative action plan. On March 9, 2017, system users are invited to Berkshire's training facility in Columbia, MD for a hands-on experience during Berkshire's one day class.
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Join Berkshire for part two of our HR compliance webinar series on recently-finalized requirements which impact federal contractors. Berkshire's Director of Regulatory Affairs, Lynn Clements will review the new rules for paid sick leave in her webinar presentation, How to Implement the New Paid Sick Leave Requirements, on November 30, 2016, 2-3 p.m. EST.
Ensure your organization is compliant with OFCCP regulations by equipping yourself with the proper information and resources. If you’re new to affirmative action or need a refresher, you should register for Berkshire’s Fundamentals of Affirmative Action Planning class. This training will be held March 7 - 8, 2017. In addition to 14 HRCI credits, you will gain expert insight into the required components of an AAP including:
New requirements for the EEO-1 Report begin with the 2017 reporting cycle, and will be due by March 31, 2018. Five Things You Need to Know About the New EEO-1 Report, the first webinar in Berkshire's HR Compliance Series, gives attendees practical guidance on what the EEOC expects from employers. Register today for this webinar on November 2, and learn from Berkshire's Director of Regulatory Affairs and former policy advisor to the DOL, Lynn Clements, the impact of the new EEO-1 requirements in five important, yet easily digestible parts.
The webinar topics are as follows:
The Human Capital Institute (HCI) will hold the 2017 Workforce Planning and People Analytics Conference in Miami, Florida, March 7-9. At this conference, HCI will bring together HR executives, strategic planners, analysts, and business leaders to share innovative solutions to common challenges resulting in smarter, data-driven talent decisions. Topics include:
BALANCEaap affirmative action software is a secure, web-based application allowing users to create their own 100% technically compliant affirmative action plan. On November 3, 2016, system users are invited to Berkshire's training facility in Columbia, MD for a hands-on experience during Berkshire's one day class. Learning BALANCEaap is critical to the successful completion of your affirmative action plan. If you purchased software, we encourage you to register for training.
The ERE Recruiting Conference in New Orleans gives talent acquisition (TA) professionals from all over
the country the opportunity to network as well as receive the latest TA ideas and best practices from industry leaders. At this interactive event there will be plenty of time to connect, including:
On October 19, 2016, Berkshire compliance expert, Cindy Karrow, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, presents "OFCCP Audits: The
Latest Trends and Expectations" during a LocalJobNetwork webinar. OFCCP audits can be complex, which is why it’s important federal contractors understand the latest requirements and trends impacting enforcement. During her presentation, Cindy will discuss the following topics:
October 25-27, 2016, the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) Diversity and Inclusion Conference and Exposition will be held at the JQ Marriott in Austin, Texas. This conference will teach HR professionals the importance of creating a culture of diversity and inclusion, help professionals better articulate the strategic business value of diversity and inclusion, and equip them with the skills needed to build more diverse and inclusive cultures. Attendees will learn:
On September 29, Lynn Clements, Berkshire's Director of Regulatory Affairs, will present "What Would You Do? Play Along as We Address Real World Affirmative Action Dilemmas" in Orange County, California at the Southern California Pacific Region ILGs Compliance Summit.
On September 20, Lynn Clements, Berkshire’s Director of Regulatory Affairs, will present “Developing a Strategic Applicant Tracking Process” at Oregon Southwest Washington ILG in Portland.
Join Berkshire October 9-11 at the 2016 MD SHRM State Conference in Ocean City, Maryland. This event is a must-do for Maryland’s HR professionals. This year’s conference boasts dynamic speakers, relevant breakout sessions, a Tiki party, and plenty of networking opportunities. Attendees receive SHRM and HRCI credits for attending. Don’t miss this exciting event in Maryland’s city of fun, Ocean City! We look forward to seeing you at the 2016 MD SHRM State Conference! Stop by our booth on the show floor to discuss Berkshire’s innovative HR Solutions.
September 24-27, in Grapevine Texas, Berkshire joins HR professionals in the health care industry at the American Society for Healthcare Resources Administration (ASHRAA) 52nd Annual Conference & Exposition. ASHRAA is exclusively dedicated to meeting the professional needs of human resources leaders in health care. The conference is an oppurtunity for these professionals to enhance their healthcare knowledge, become aware of trends in health care HR, and network with other professionals.
Beth Ronnenburg, President of Berkshire Associates, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, and Lynn Clements Esq., Director of Regulatory Affairs at Berkshire Associates, will collaborate together, as well as with Jackson Lewis and CVS Health, for three separate presentation sessions during the 2016 ILG National Conference in Charlotte, NC. These sessions will examine the latest compliance and recruitment strategies impacting federal contractors and subcontractors.
Andrea Csordas, PHR, SHRM-CP, a recruitment expert at Berkshire Associates, will present “Winning the Talent War—Putting Your Recruitment Strategies to Work” at the Howard County SHRM meeting on Thursday, July 21.
Beth Ronnenburg, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, President of Berkshire Associates, presents on managing compliance obligations regarding new regulations and Section 503 and VEVRAA requirements during two presentations at North Texas Industry Liaison Group(NTILG) event on July 21, 2016.
Sybil Randolph, SPHR, SHRM-SCP will present “Understanding the Unique Applicant Management Obligations of Federal Contactors and Subcontractors” to attendees of the Austin ILG meeting on July 14.
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Recruiting experts from Indeed and Berkshire Associates discussed how to attract the best talent during the tightest labor market we’ve seen in years in the presentation, “Science of Talent Attraction: Understanding What Makes People Click.” You know the competition for great talent is fierce, so get some insight from the recruiting experts to help you understand what candidates are looking for and how they are looking. View this recorded webinar to learn:
Cindy Karrow, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, of Berkshire Associates Inc. discusses the Final Rule on Pay Transparency and its impact on organizations in her presentation, “Talking Pay by the Water Cooler: Strategies for Managing Pay Transparency in the Office, and Other Pay Equity Regulations,” during the Clear Law Institute Webinar on June 29. Clear Law Institute provides accurate, practical, and engaging continuing education on law, accounting, HR, compliance, investigations and management topics.
Erin Kwiatkowski, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, will present, “Strategically Sourcing Applicants in Today’s World: Learn What OFCCP Thinks of Common Recruitment Strategies,” at the Space Coast ILG on June 22 in Melbourne, FL.
Lynn Clements, Director of Regulatory Affairs at Berkshire Associates, gives attendees the necessary information to survive an Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs’ (OFCCP) audit and review best practices employers should take for effective leave and disability management, in her two SHRM 2016 Annual Conference sessions on June 20 and 21.
On June 10, 2016, Katie Johnson, PHR, SHRM-CP, of Berkshire Associates presents “Under the Microscope: How the Government Will Examine Your Section 503 and VEVRAA Compliance" at the New Jersey Industry Liaison Group. Katie discusses how Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ (OFCCP) is enforcing its most recent Individuals with Disabilities (IWD) and Protected Veterans (PV) regulations.
From August 2-5, 2016, Berkshire Associates will be in Charlotte, NC, supporting the ILG 2016 National Conference. This year’s theme is, “First in Flight: Soaring to New Heights in Compliance,” and Berkshire intends to support this by sharing its compliance expertise with attendees during three presentations:
On May 20, Berkshire’s President, Beth Ronnenburg, participated in a panel discussion, “OFCCP Enforcement Trends: How to Survive an Audit,” at the DirectEmployers Annual Meeting (DEAM) and Conference. The event took place May 18-20 in Indianapolis, IN.
On June 7, Berkshire’s Sybil Randolph and Suzanne Keys will speak to attendees at the American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity’s (AAAED) 42nd National Conference about the latest compensation compliance requirements in their presentation, “Talking Pay by the Water Cooler: Strategies for Managing Pay Transparency in the Office.”