How to Set Priorities for an OFCCP Review - Part 1
by Bill Osterndorf - Jul, 2013
How to Set Priorities for an OFCCP Review Part 1 - Understanding How OFCCP’s Focus Areas Affect Setting Priorities This article is the first of a two-part series. In this article, we’ll provide some general information on how to set priorities in preparation for an OFCCP review. In the follow-up article, we’ll discuss a number of specific items that should be priorities for all federal contractors...
Obesity and the ADA
by Sandra Zeigler, Esq. - Jul, 2013
Disease vs. Disability On June 18, 2013, the American Medical Association (AMA) voted to classify obesity as a disease. According to all reports, this decision does not, by itself, carry any legal weight. However, it could influence the way obesity is treated in developing public policy on the issue. In fact, public policy has been trending this way for a while. One of the earliest cases discussing obesity and disability...
What You Need To Know: Employment Implications of Key Recent US Supreme Court Decisions
by Valerie Hoffman, Esq - Jul, 2013
The United States Supreme Court ended its October 2012 term with a flurry of high profile decisions. A number of those will have significant implications for employers. Among other noteworthy opinions, the Justices handed down one opinion regarding affirmative action and two dealing with Title VII. Employers should be aware of the precedents established by the respective cases, but should remain watchful for developing tre...
The OFCCP Digest Volume 3, Issue 6
by Local JobNetwork™ - Jun, 2013
Volume 3, Issue 6 The OFCCP Digest is a complimentary resource for those who do business with the Federal government. Industry leaders throughout the country share their expertise on a range of topics including affirmative action, equal employment opportunity, and government compliance....
The Fox OFCCP Report
by John Fox, Esq. - Jun, 2013
June 2013 IF YOU ARE USING OFCCP-REQUIRED AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PROGRAMS CORRECTLY, YOU WILL NOT FEAR THE COMING U.S. SUPREME COURT DECISION IN FISHER V. UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS The precise legal question presented in Abigail Noel Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin et al., No. 11-345 (U.S. Sup Ct, cert granted 2/21/12) is: "Whether this Court's decisions interpreting th...
2010 EEO Tabulation: A Quick Peek Under the Hood
by Dr. Hossein Borhani - Jun, 2013
Since January 2005, the contractor community has been using the Census 2000 Special EEO File to prepare Affirmative Action Plans (AAPs). On May 15, 2013, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced that as of January 1, 2014, federal contractors must replace the 2000 EEO file with the 2006-2010 Census EEO Tabulation (2010 EEO Tabulation) to produce all future AAPs 1. The 2010 EEO Tabulation provide...
The Unexpected Race Discrimination Victim
by Sandra Zeigler, Esq. - Jun, 2013
The unexpected victim in OFCCP and EEOC race cases is a white, or as OFCCP likes to call it, a non-minority, victim. The historical reasons for this are well known. The civil rights laws were developed to counteract the societal bias that favors white applicants and/or employees. However, the fact that such cases are rare does not mean they are non-existent. The civil rights laws prohibit discrimination on the basis of ra...
Why You Should Pay Attention to Your Availability Results
by Chris Lindholm - Jun, 2013
As Federal contractors begin to utilize the 2010 EEO Census File to generate availability data, it provides a good opportunity to remind plan developers to take a look at how they are calculating their availability pools. Contractors need to avoid going on autopilot when it comes to defining their affirmative action plan structure. Things have changed and contractors need to visualize the impact those changes have on their g...
How to Recruit and Retain Military Veterans
by Carl Savino - Jun, 2013
As the nation’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are coming to a close, considerable attention has been given to the recruiting and retention of military veterans. This article provides employers with helpful tips on both. Recruitment of Veterans Did you know that annually, almost 250,000 men and women leave active military service? The skills and experience they bring to the table are wide and varied, with corollaries in...
Compliance Provides a Competitive Edge: A Paradigm Shift in Compliance Mindset and Attitude
by Ahmed Younies - May, 2013
Compliance with federal employment regulations provides two interrelated benefits to every business interested in maintaining a competitive edge. Firstly, a business which complies with federal regulations will avoid the negative financial penalties associated with noncompliance. Secondly, a business which complies with federal regulations will benefit from hiring a diverse and dynamic workforce. The negative financial pena...
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