OFCCP's Back to School Themed Initiatives

Posted by Suzanne Keys, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, HR Consultant on September 6 2019

This week, just in time for back to school, OFCCP released three new initiatives with a student related focus. The first is a set of FAQs for those organizations that have multi-building establishments that are campus-like in nature such as universities, hospitals, and larger companies. The FAQs say that these types of organizations may have a single AAP or multiple AAPs depending on a variety of factors.  Contractors should consider the following when determining if their campus should have one or more AAPs.

VETS 4212: The Other Report to be Filed by September 30th

Posted by Kristen N. Johnson on September 6 2019

While many companies are focused on filing their EEO-1 Component 2 reports by the September 30th deadline, for some federal contractors, there is also the annual requirement for the VETS 4212 report to be filed by that date.

View Video - Tackling the Outreach Requirement for AAP with Insights from Sonia Chapin, SPHR, CCP

Posted by Becca Pipitone, Marketing Communications Specialist, Berkshire Associates on August 23 2019

RECORDED: August 2019

If you didn't get a chance to view the live webinar from Berkshire’s Managing Consultant, Sonia Chapin...now's your chance. Recently, Sonia teamed up with our friends at America's Job Exchange to present a FREE webinar on tackling the outreach requirement. 

In the video, you'll receive insights on what qualifies as outreach to targeted groups such as veterans and individuals with disabilities.

“The Building People” Named One of The Most Successful Companies in America

Posted by Becca Pipitone, Marketing Communications Specialist, Berkshire Associates on August 21 2019

As a small business, how do you land yourself on the shortlist of the fastest growing private companies in America.

Esteemed Berkshire client The Building People has figured out the formula, and for the second year in a row they’ve made this list of 5,000 fastest growing companies, skyrocketing from #1,327 in 2018 to #472 this year.

Berkshire Hires Renzo Massari, Ph.D as Pay Equity Manager

Posted by Carla Pittman, Senior Manager, Berkshire Associates on August 19 2019

COLUMBIA, MD—August 19, 2019, Berkshire Associates Inc., a leading human resource consulting and technology firm, announces the appointment of Renzo Massari as its Pay Equity Manager. With over 15 years of experience in micro-econometrics and quantitative data analysis, Renzo brings to Berkshire advance-level data capabilities, and an extensive background that will serve to expand our pay equity and affirmative action solutions.

OFCCP Announces New Ombudsman - Releases Contractor Compliance Portal

Posted by Sonia Chapin, SPHR, SHRM-SCP on August 16 2019

Implementing two items under the pillar of Transparency, the OFCCP has announced the placement of an Ombudsman and released a Compliance Portal.

OFCCP has announced a new Ombudsman, Marcus Stergio. Director Leen issued a Directive establishing this position in September 2018, and the Ombudsman will serve as a liaison between contractors and the agency. His office will ensure that OFCCP is acting according to the agency’s legal authorities, policies, and procedures while also improving effectiveness of internal OFCCP operations. Marcus holds a Masters degree in conflict resolution and has worked as an administrator of the dispute resolution process for multi-national organizations.

Berkshire Employees Roll Up Their Sleeves to Fight Hunger in the Community

Posted by Becca Pipitone, Marketing Communications Specialist, Berkshire Associates on August 14 2019

This week, Berkshire staff shifted gears from affirmative action to community action, rolling up our sleeves to volunteer at the Howard County Food Bank and Community Garden. 

Free Webinar - Tackling the Outreach Requirement: Strategies for Compliance with Expert Sonia Chapin

Posted by Carla Pittman, Senior Manager, Berkshire Associates on August 12 2019

Join Berkshire Associates expert Sonia Chapin, SPHR, CCP, Managing Consultant, as she explains what qualifies as outreach to targeted groups such as Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. Sonia will cover what recruiting activity counts toward the requirement, what documentation you should have in place and the evaluation of outreach activity. With an increased focus on outreach requirements in current reviews, now is the time to join us for insights to help you get the process right.

View Recording - Lynn Clements Shares Key Lessons Learned from the 2019 ILG National Conference

Posted by Carla Pittman, Senior Manager, Berkshire Associates on August 7 2019

RECORDED: August 2019

Berkshire’s Director of Regulatory Affairs, Lynn Clements, presented a FREE webinar on what we learned from the OFCCP and EEOC at the 2019 ILG National Conference.

In this webinar, entitled, Affirmative Action and EEO Compliance in a Changing World:  Lessons Learned from the 2019 ILG National Conference Lynn shares important takeaways from keynotes, panel discussions, and workshops from the conference.

OFCCP Releases Compliance Assistance Guides

Posted by Sonia Chapin, SPHR, SHRM-SCP on August 7 2019

OFCCP recently released a new webpage aimed at providing compliance assistance documents to contractors. This page was developed as a result of the OFCCP town hall meetings and includes an OFCCP overview brochure, which introduces the agency and its enforcement approach to contractors. There is a “what to expect” document, which outlines items the agency expects from contractors as well as the rights contractors have when interfacing with the agency in a compliance review or investigation.