OFCCP Proposes Revisions to Disability Self-Identification Form

Posted by Lynn A. Clements, Director, Regulatory Affairs on October 4 2019

In a Federal Register notice dated October 3, 2019, the OFCCP announced that it is proposing changes to the voluntary self-identification form all federal contractors and subcontractors are required to use when inviting applicants and employees to self-identify their disability status.

What OFCCP Wants: Section 503 Audit and Reporting Requirements

Posted by Cheryl Boyer, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, VP, Client Services, Berkshire on September 20 2019

In August of 2018, OFCCP announced that future scheduling lists for compliance evaluations by the OFCCP would include reviews focused solely on compliance with Section 503, “to ensure that federal contractors fully comply with equal employment opportunity obligations and consider other best practices to increase employment of qualified individuals with disabilities”. In March 2019, when the next and most recent list of contractors scheduled for review was published, 500 of those reviews were Section 503 focused reviews. The agency has indicated that focused reviews will continue and the numbers will increase with future scheduling lists.

OFCCP Announces Town Hall for Academic Institutions

Posted by Cheryl Boyer, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, VP, Client Services, Berkshire on September 20 2019

OFCCP announced that they will hold a Town Hall meeting for Academic Institutions on October 23, 2019, from 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM in Washington DC. The session is open to the public for anyone to attend, however the main focus will be directly related to these organizations’ compliance with OFCCP requirements.

OFCCP Announces Enhancements to Contractor Portal

Posted by Rene Pizarro on September 20 2019

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has announced the addition of a new feature to their Contractor Assistance Portal. This newly added feature will provide a way for contractors to post questions and share knowledge among contractors. OFCCP hopes the topics feature will encourage conversation among stakeholders and allow contractors to learn from other contractors as they can have helpful experience and tips.

EEOC is Not Seeking Renewal of EEO-1 Component 2

Posted by Cheryl Boyer, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, VP, Client Services, Berkshire on September 13 2019

In an interesting twist in the ongoing saga about the collection of employee pay data by the federal government, the EEOC announced in a Federal Register Notice that it will not seek renewal of Component 2 of the EEO-1 Report under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). Importantly, this decision does not change the deadline for filing the 2017 and 2018 Component 2 data by September 30, 2019.

Take the Survey: Berkshire Partners With HR.com on State of Pay Equity Research

Posted by Renzo Massari, Ph.D, Pay Equity Manager on September 13 2019

Berkshire has partnered with HR.com to conduct The State of Pay Equity Survey. We are inviting our clients and other HR professionals to participate and take the survey. All participants receive a free copy of the industry report before it is released to the public. Be sure to provide your email in the survey to receive the report!
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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

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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.