January Mallory

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*NEW* Register for FREE Webinar on Evaluating Personnel Processes, Including Online Systems

Posted by January Mallory on March 14 2019

This week’s highlighted Section 503 webinar is Evaluating Personnel Processes, Including Online Systems with Beth Ronnenburg, President of Berkshire Associates on March 27 at1 p.m. Beth will discuss the requirement to routinely evaluate personnel processes and online systems to ensure that equal opportunities are provided to all applicants and employees, regardless of their disability status. Contractors will learn steps they can take to satisfy the requirement, including best practices for documenting evaluations. Beth will also discuss questions the OFCCP may ask about this and provide guidance on how to respond to these requests. Register today!

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International Women’s Day 2019—We Can All Play A Part

Posted by January Mallory on March 8 2019

Over the last year, women have made major breakthroughs with many historical firsts.

Register for FREE  Webinar on Auditing Your Reasonable Accommodation Process & Providing Information to OFCCP

Posted by January Mallory on March 8 2019

Plan to attend the next webinars in the Section 503 compliance webinar series. This week's highlighted webinar is Auditing Your Reasonable Accommodation Process & Providing Information to OFCCP. On March 20 from 1-1:30 p.m. EST, Cheryl Boyer, Vice President for Client Services at Berkshire will discuss the reasonable accommodations required for an otherwise qualified Individual with a Disability. With a deep background in managing human resources departments, Cheryl will discuss practical procedures for responding to requests for reasonable accommodations and the concept of “undue hardships.” The webinar also will explain how contractors can respond to OFCCP’s request for a log of reasonable accommodation requests during a compliance review.

View FREE Webinar on Creating Required Auditing & Reporting Process

Posted by January Mallory on February 28 2019

RECORDED: March 2019

If you were not able to tune in for the first three webinars in the Section 503 compliance webinar series, you definitely do not want to miss this next one titled Creating Required Auditing & Reporting Process. On March 13, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. EST, Sonia Chapin, Managing Consultant and Audit Advisor at Berkshire Associates, will discuss the requirement contractors have to monitor and report on their Affirmative Action efforts for Individuals with a Disability, and the responsibility to correct for deficiencies in their program should they exist. Contractors will learn steps they can take to satisfy the requirement, including best practices for documenting the actions taken to comply. Sonia will also discuss how to respond to OFCCP’s request for records during a compliance review.

Register for a Free Webinar on Conducting a Mental & Physical Job Qualifications Review

Posted by January Mallory on February 25 2019

Join us on March 6 from 1-1:30 p.m. EST when Rachel Rubino, Senior Consultant and Audit Advisor at Berkshire Associates, will discuss contractors’ requirement to review physical and mental job qualification standards to ensure that they do not screen out qualified Individuals with Disabilities. Contractors will learn steps they can take to show that the qualifications are job-related and consistent with business necessity. Rachel will also review best practices for documentation and responding to OFCCP questions related to this requirement.

OFCCP recently announced it would conduct focused reviews of federal contractors’ Section 503 compliance during its Fiscal Year 2019 scheduling cycle. The agency also checks

FREE Webinar on Requesting Voluntary Self-ID of Disability Status, and Conducting the Employee Survey

Posted by January Mallory on February 20 2019

In this 30-minute free webinar on February 27, 2019, at 1:00 p.m., Berkshire’s President, Beth Ronnenburg will share with attendees best practices for creating and conducting an employee survey to encourage employees to self-identify as a person with a disability.

Berkshire’s President Reviews OFCCP Compliance in 2018 and Forecast for 2019 at Charlotte ILG Meeting

Posted by January Mallory on February 15 2019

Thinking back on the last year, 2018 was one for the books. Since OFCCP Director Craig Leen took office, OFCCP has made numerous changes that could affect compliance efforts for federal contractors.

Register for a Free Webinar on How OFCCP’s Recent Changes Impact You—Hosted by LocalJobNetwork

Posted by January Mallory on February 8 2019

Due in part to many new directives, a lot has happened at OFCCP since Director Craig Leen took over in August. Join us for this free webinar hosted by Berkshire Associates and LocalJobNetwork, as Lynn Clements, Director of Regulatory Affairs, shares insights on the 2018 directives issued, how the new directives are impacting contractors, and what contractors can expect during upcoming audits.

FREE Webinar on OFCCP Section 503 Focused Reviews and How to Prepare Now—View Recording

Posted by January Mallory on February 1 2019

Duration: 60 minutes
Cost:  Free
Recorded: February 2019
Presenter: Lynn Clements, Director of Regulatory Affairs

OFCCP recently announced it would conduct focused reviews of federal contractors’ Section 503 compliance during its Fiscal Year 2019 scheduling cycle. The agency also checks Section 503 compliance in every current compliance review.

VIEW RECORDING - Looking Back to Plan Ahead: A 2018 Review and Forecast for 2019

Posted by January Mallory on January 4 2019

Duration: 60 minutes
Cost:  Free
Recorded: January 2019
Presenter: Beth Ronnenburg, President of Berkshire Associates

View this free webinar hosted by Berkshire Associates and DirectEmployers as Beth Ronnenburg, President of Berkshire Associates, reviews OFCCP changes and their impact on the contractor community.