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'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.

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.

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.

FAQs on Practical Significance

Posted by Kelly Andrews, PHR, SHRM-CP on July 31 2019

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently released newly established FAQs defining practical significance. This calculation relates to analyzing personnel activity and employment opportunity decisions during a specified time period. The agency has identified practical significance as an additional consideration in discrimination cases based on statistical evidence.

OFCCP Releases FAQs Regarding Student Workers

Posted by Michiko Clark, Associate HR Consultant on July 30 2019

In a recent series of FAQs regarding student workers, the OFCCP answered the question of if students should be included in the Affirmative Action Plans (AAPs). The FAQs also provided guidance regarding who is considered a student worker.

Stop by Booth #206 to See Berkshire at the ILG National Conference in Milwaukee - Great Prizes, Great Speaker!

Posted by Carla Pittman, Senior Manager, Berkshire Associates on July 18 2019

See Berkshire at this year's annual ILG National Conference being held in Milwaukee, WI on July 30 - August 2, 2019. The ILG National conference is the premier meeting ground for those involved in the affirmative action, equal employment opportunity, and diversity & inclusion fields. Attendees are encouraged to stop by Berkshire's booth #206 for an opportunity to speak with our experts about affirmative action, pay equity, and talent acquisition solutions. Berkshire is also giving away great prizes! You could win a $200 Southwest Gift Card or a $150 Amazon Gift Card. 


How to Include Remote or Teleworker Employees in AAPs

Posted by Cindy Karrow, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Senior HR Consultant on July 12 2019

Many companies have wrestled with the issue of which AAP(s) should include employees who work from home, at client sites, or other at non-traditional sites. OFCCP recently issued a set of Frequently Asked Questions to answer some of these questions and can be found on the OFCCP website.

Supreme Court Rules Against Including Citizenship Question on the 2020 Census

Posted by Sonia Chapin, SPHR, SHRM-SCP on July 4 2019

In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled against including a citizenship question on the 2020 Census form. The Court has sent the question back to the administration to review the decision to add this question to the next Census.