Since 2011, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is better funded, more sophisticated, and more motivated than ever to enforce affirmative action rules. There will be a more vigorous increase in the OFCCP's affirmative action enforcement efforts and government contractors are well advised to stay prepared for more settlements and audits.
OFCCP director Patricia Shiu while hosting a live web chat for government contractors was asked what her "one piece" of advice to federal contractors under the Obama Administration would be, Shiu stated: "Be proactive by evaluating your workforce by gender, race, national origin, religion, ethnicity, disability, and veteran status; examine who is being hired, promoted, and terminated; look closely at wages for similarly situated jobs; and develop a culture where equal opportunity and diversity is valued."
This webinar by risk and compliance expert Cathleen M. Hampton will review the objective for affirmative action as it relates to recruiting and what you need to do to ensure compliance. This interactive session will also discuss the OFCCP's heightened enforcement efforts and provide you tips to avoid common compliance mistakes.
Cathleen will take a practical look at what you should be doing from a recruiting perspective to get and stay in compliance with the directives of a newly attentive OFCCP. The session will specifically focus on your recruiting efforts and how they affect across the board compliance efforts. You will be provided with good, practical ways of tackling issues found in an audit, from common mistakes to enforcement traps, so that you are well prepared for success.
This webinar will also benefit companies not subject to EO 11246, those not considered government contractors, by using the federal guidelines and standards as a prototype for developing legally compliant EEO focused programs. You'll see how straightforward OFCCP-enforced regulations are for employers who desire to develop an organized approach to analyze diversity in the workplace and hiring practices that also includes outreaching to diverse applicant pools.
Who should attend?
Cathleen Hampton has more than 25 years of experience as a human resources professional providing subject matter expertise in areas of risk and compliance, work force planning, and human capital strategy. She has a unique ability to analyze operations for risk and help maneuver cultural practices and compliance enhance... More info