RSVP today and attend the Arkansas ILG 2019 Summer Program and Meeting where speaker, Beth Ronnenburg, President of Berkshire will present two topics: “Current State of OFCCP Audits: Tips and Strategies,” and “Individuals with Disabilities Compliance and Focused Reviews: The Game Changer” on Wednesday, June 12. In the first presentation she will discuss the OFCCP directives and how they impact compliance reviews. Beth will also provide practical tips on how contractors can prepare for and manage a successful outcome of their audit.
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.
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.
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.
If you’re ready to learn the best approach to collecting self-ID information from your employees, you do not want to miss this webinar. In this 30-minute webinar on February 27, 2019, at 1:00 p.m., Berkshire’s President, Beth Ronnenburg will discuss how to encourage employees to identify as a person with a disability.
On September 29, Lynn Clements, Berkshire's Director of Regulatory Affairs, will present "What Would You Do? Play Along as We Address Real World Affirmative Action Dilemmas" in Orange County, California at the Southern California Pacific Region ILGs Compliance Summit.
Beth Ronnenburg, President of Berkshire Associates, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, and Lynn Clements Esq., Director of Regulatory Affairs at Berkshire Associates, will collaborate together, as well as with Jackson Lewis and CVS Health, for three separate presentation sessions during the 2016 ILG National Conference in Charlotte, NC. These sessions will examine the latest compliance and recruitment strategies impacting federal contractors and subcontractors.
Beth Ronnenburg, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, President of Berkshire Associates, presents on managing compliance obligations regarding new regulations and Section 503 and VEVRAA requirements during two presentations at North Texas Industry Liaison Group(NTILG) event on July 21, 2016.
Lynn Clements, Director of Regulatory Affairs at Berkshire Associates, gives attendees the necessary information to survive an Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs’ (OFCCP) audit and review best practices employers should take for effective leave and disability management, in her two SHRM 2016 Annual Conference sessions on June 20 and 21.
On June 10, 2016, Katie Johnson, PHR, SHRM-CP, of Berkshire Associates presents “Under the Microscope: How the Government Will Examine Your Section 503 and VEVRAA Compliance" at the New Jersey Industry Liaison Group. Katie discusses how Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ (OFCCP) is enforcing its most recent Individuals with Disabilities (IWD) and Protected Veterans (PV) regulations.