Berkshire’s President Shares Strategies to Address Applicant Issues During North Texas ILG Meeting in November

Posted by January Mallory on September 24 2018

What do you do when faced with applicant data challenges? Beth Ronnenburg, President of Berkshire, will present real-life scenarios related to managing unusual or challenging applicant situations to participants in an interactive presentation Inspired by the popular television series, “What Would You Do?” At the North Texas ILG meeting on Thursday, November 15, 2018, Beth will explore the different ways of managing situations such as evergreen requisitions, working with temporary staffing agencies, or using data management techniques.

Another Week, Another Huge Update from OFCCP

Posted by Sonia Chapin, SPHR, SHRM-SCP on September 21 2018

September 26 Update: OFCCP has relased an updated verison of the list that corrects the city and state issue. No word on if this update resets the 45 day notice provided when the letters were first mailed on September 7. Contractors are encouraged to review the revised list to determine if any locations are on it, however, it does not appear any new locations are included.   

In the latest demonstration of agency commitment to transparency, OFCCP made the 2017 and 2018 Corporate Scheduling Announcement Letter (CSAL) lists public this week. Contractors should review the lists to determine which of their facilities will be audited by OFCCP in the coming months.

OFCCP Issues Limited Waiver for Hurricane Florence Relief

Posted by Cheryl Boyer, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Vice President of Client Services on September 21 2018

On Monday, September 17, 2018, Craig Leen, Acting Director of OFCCP, issued a National Exemption (NIE) Memorandum to federal contracting agencies notifying them to grant a limited exemption to new supply and service or construction contracts specifically created to provide Hurricane Florence relief.

The Latest Directives from the OFCCP

Posted by Michiko Clark, Associate HR Consultant on September 21 2018

The OFCCP announced two new directives on Wednesday, September 19, 2018. Acting Director Craig Leen announced the Transparency in OFCCP Compliance Activities Directive and the OFCCP Ombud Service Directive, which brings to nine the number of Directives issued thus far this year.

OFCCP Encourages Development of Functional AAPs

Posted by Cindy Karrow, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Senior HR Consultant on September 14 2018

OFCCP demonstrated they are listening to federal contractors about the way businesses operate in the current environment. For many contractors, business does not operate out of a single establishment address but from a number of work spaces, including company owned or leased establishments, shared work spaces, client locations, and home offices. Business functions are spread among multiple physical locations, and developing an AAP for each location does not provide leaders with an effective affirmative action analysis for their area of responsibility. Additionally, a single business location may house multiple functions which makes it nearly impossible to provide a meaningful analysis or assign responsibility when the functions are grouped together. 

Federal Minimum Wage is Increased for Federal Contractors

Posted by Lauren Buerger on September 14 2018

According to a final ruling announced by the Department of Labor in September 2017, the hourly minimum wage for employees performing work on or in connection with federal contracts will be raised as of January 1, 2019. For organizations covered by Executive Order 13658, the new rates will be $10.60/hour (from $10.35/hour) and $7.40/hour (from $7.25/hour) for tipped employees.

OFCCP Releases New Contractor Resource

Posted by Sonia Chapin, SPHR, SHRM-SCP on September 14 2018

Amidst a flurry of recent activity, OFCCP added a new section to their website that provides access to several resources for federal contractors and federal agency contracting officials. This is part of the agency’s ongoing efforts to provide transparency and enhance affirmative action compliance assistance available to contractors, and includes the following:

DOL Launches Compliance Focused Office

Posted by Kelly Andrews, PHR, SHRM-CP on September 7 2018

Recently, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced it is creating a new sub-office tasked with helping businesses comply with more than 100 safety, wage, and benefit laws the Department administers. The office will be labeled as the Office of Compliance Initiatives (OCI) and will work with the DOL’s enforcement-focused sub-agencies on compliance outreach activities. In addition, the agency will develop new ways to use data to strengthen compliance and help enforce the law.

More CSAL letters on the way!

Posted by Cindy Karrow, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Senior HR Consultant on September 7 2018

Surprise! OFCCP announced today (September 7, 2018) that it just mailed out 750 additional Corporate Scheduling Announcement (CSAL) letters to contractor establishments. This list is a supplement to the previously issued list from March 19, 2018.

OFCCP Announces Contractor Award Recognition Program

Posted by Lynn A. Clements, Director, Regulatory Affairs on September 7 2018

Based on feedback received from contractors in 2017 and early 2018, the OFCCP announced plans to create a federal contractor recognition program in a new Directive issued August 24, 2018. The new Directive, Directive 2018-06, Contractor Recognition Programs, can be accessed here.