Carla Pittman, Senior Manager, Berkshire Associates

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FREE Webinar - Common Employer Practices that May Impact Individuals with a Disability

Posted by Carla Pittman, Senior Manager, Berkshire Associates on April 5 2019

Join us on April 24, 2019, from 1 to 2 p.m. EST to learn more about common employer practices that might come under scrutiny this year. In this session, Lynn Clements, a former OFCCP and EEOC official who now serves as the Director of Regulatory Affairs at Berkshire Associates, will review what the government thinks of employer policies related to use of leaves of absence as an accommodation, attendance practices, and pregnancy-related restrictions. Register today!

For a Limited Time, Berkshire Offers Free Talent Acquisition System—Now Through 2019!

Posted by Carla Pittman, Senior Manager, Berkshire Associates on April 4 2019

For a limited time, Berkshire is offering a free subscription to  balanceTRAK  now through 2019. With hiring practices under scrutiny and OFCCP’s focus on enforcement, companies need a system that supports smart hiring practices. That’s why Berkshire created balanceTRAK—a talent acquisition system purpose-built to streamline recruitment efforts and help you comply with OFCCP and EEOC requirements. Take advantage of this offer today! 

Learn How to Use balanceAAP to Prepare for a Section 503 Audit

Posted by Carla Pittman, Senior Manager, Berkshire Associates on March 29 2019

Do you own Berkshire’s affirmative action software, balanceAAP? Join two of Berkshire’s affirmative action experts, Sonia Chapin and Sybil Randolph of Berkshire Associates on April 10 at1 p.m. for this Section 503 webinar:  Using balanceAAP to Prepare for a Section 503 Audit

Register today and hear presenters review the elements of the Focused Review Scheduling Letter with an emphasis on responding to the letter using balanceAAP. The presenters will review technical tips for generating compliant reports as well as the reports that correspond to each item in the new scheduling letter. Finally, to ensure your organization is completely ready to respond to the new scheduling letter, Sybil and Sonia will review the information required by the scheduling letter that is not typically included in an annual affirmative action plan.

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Effectively Evaluating Outreach Towards Individuals with a Disability—FREE Live Webinar

Posted by Carla Pittman, Senior Manager, Berkshire Associates on March 22 2019

This week’s highlighted Section 503 webinar is Effectively Evaluating Outreach Towards Individuals with a Disability with affirmative action compliance expert Sonia Chapin of Berkshire Associates on April 3 at1 p.m. 

As part of the Individuals with Disabilities Affirmative Action Plan, contractors are required to conduct outreach towards Individuals with Disabilities and evaluate the effectiveness of these outreach efforts. Join Sonia for a discussion of what this requirement means in practice and how it is already being applied in OFCCP audits as the agency increases its focus on contractor’s outreach efforts towards Individuals with Disabilities. Attendees will learn how to best respond to questions about outreach programs during an agency audit. 

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FREE Webinar: What You Need to Know About the 2017 EEO-1 Report. Prepare for March 31 Deadline!

Posted by Carla Pittman, Senior Manager, Berkshire Associates on January 26 2018

Duration: 15 minutes
Cost:  Free
Recorded: January 2018
Presenter: Cindy Karrow, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Senior Consultant, Berkshire Associates

Listen to Cindy Karrow, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, a Senior HR Consultant at Berkshire Associates, with over 27 years of industry experience, give an overview of what employers need to know about the EEO-1 Report. View this webinar in preparation for the March 31, 2018 filing deadline.

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Recorded Webinar: Closing the Gap: Strategies for Managing Pay Equity

Posted by Carla Pittman, Senior Manager, Berkshire Associates on March 17 2017

Recorded: March 2017
Cost: Free
SHRM Credits: 1
HRCI Credits: 1

Presenter: Michele Whitehead, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Sr. Manager of HR Services

Whether it’s OFCCP or EEOC enforcement efforts, or other internal or external pressures, companies today need sound practices to prevent pay-related issues in the workplace. This webinar offers guidance on the analysis of compensation data and tips on how to employ best

International Women’s Day 2017 - Go Beyond Compliance

Posted by Carla Pittman, Senior Manager, Berkshire Associates on March 8 2017

Today, March 8, is International Women’s Day. Since the early 1900’s, every year, International Women’s Day calls on individuals, governments, and companies to “be bold for change,” and forge a better working world by closing the gender gap. This day marks a call to action to close disparities in hiring, pay, promotions, and in executive leadership.

As a consulting firm that supports companies' efforts in equal employment opportunity, Berkshire would be remiss not to mention the importance of Executive Order 11246, and the laws that seek to advance gender parity in the workplace. 

Frontline Recruitment Counts: How Sodexo Uses BALANCEtrak Applicant Tracking System to Support Diversity and Inclusion Efforts

Posted by Carla Pittman, Senior Manager, Berkshire Associates on February 9 2017

Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life services, released its 2016 Global Diversity & Inclusion Report this week and credit BALANCEtrak applicant tracking system with fostering more efficient and compliant frontline recruitment. As the 19th largest employer globally, and serving 15 million North American consumers, the report highlights Sodexo’s mission to attain an organization reflective of the diverse communities they serve. Accomplishing this goal meant identifying the right platform and processes that could result in attracting a diverse pool of applicants.

FREE HR Compliance Webinar on New EEO-1 Report and New Paid Sick Leave Requirements

Posted by Carla Pittman, Senior Manager, Berkshire Associates on October 31 2016

Recorded: November  2016
60  minutes
Credits: SHRM: 1      HRCI: 1
Presenter: Lynn Clements, Director of Regulatory Affairs
Please be advised that the EEO-1 webinar is no longer available. We are in the process of updating its contents. In August 2017,  the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, a division of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), announced the suspension of Component 2 of the revised EEO-1 Report. You can read more details here.  

You can still view the Paid Sick Leave webinar. Berkshire’s Director of Regulatory Affairs, Lynn Clements, reviews the new rules for paid sick leave, and how they impact your organization on a practical level. View Recorded Webinars!

EEOC Announces it Will Collect Summary Pay Data: First Collection in March 2018

Posted by Carla Pittman, Senior Manager, Berkshire Associates on September 29 2016

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced that starting March 2018, it will collect summary employee pay data from certain employers. The new data will improve investigations of possible pay discrimination, which remains a contributing factor to persistent wage gaps. The summary pay data will be added to the annual Employer Information Report or EEO-1 report that is coordinated by the EEOC and the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). OFCCP collects data from federal contractors and subcontractors.