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  • Counting the Right Numbers…<i>or How to Stop Worrying and Love Disposition Codes</i>
    by Ellen Shong-Bergman - May 23, 2018
    I'm a born sorter. I actually find it relaxing to pick out all the blue beads and then all the red, yellow, etc. from all the rest in the less expensive 'bead mix' I just purchased and put them in separate little containers. In my closet, not only are the black tops separated from the pink ones, the long sleeved black tops are separated from the short sleeved and the sleeveless black tops. My herbs and spices aren't...
  • How Veterans Can Change the Future of Cybersecurity
    by Tony Bryan - May 23, 2018
    The last several years, cybersecurity has found itself thrust into mainstream media. Hacks against the government, companies, and individuals’ personal data have almost become a daily routine. To put actual numbers behind this, 54% of companies state they have experienced one or more successful attacks that compromised their IT infrastructure. Only a third of organizations believe they are adequately equipped to manage their...
  • OFCCP and the Rule of Law – Part V: A Contractor’s Bill of Rights?
    by Bill Doyle - May 23, 2018
    In the four prior articles in this series, we have conducted an evaluation of OFCCP’s recent regulatory and enforcement positions through the lenses of the fundamental and perennial question, “What is Law?” This last article in this series addresses contractor concerns that have emerged over the past five years about what appears to be OFCCP’s results-oriented application of the law, i.e., determining...
  • OFCCP’s Renewed Focus on Transparency, and What It Means for Compliance Reviews
    In recent years, federal contractors have come to know an Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) that is, shall we say, a bit forward. More requests for data outside of the compliance review period. Common requests for workforce-wide compensation data, or for odd employee groupings without statistical indicators. Routine requests for exhaustive personal contact information of employees. Short turnaround deadl...
  • St. Louisans Always Enjoy Meeting at the Fair – The Outreach Vendor Fair
    by Judy Julius - May 23, 2018
    When the St. Louis Industry Liaison Group (ILG) talks about “meeting you at the fair,” it’s not about ice-cream cones and electric lights. What we’re talking about is a chance for federal contractors to visit with the community-based organizations (CBOs) who represent the veteran and disability communities in the St. Louis, MO-IL metro area. What started in 2014 as a response to the changes with Secti...
  • The OFCCP Digest Volume 8, Issue 5
    by Local JobNetwork™ - May 23, 2018
    96 The OFCCP Digest is a complimentary resource for federal contractors on topics of Affirmative Action, EE...
  • Are Pay Secrecy Policies Another Necessary Casualty of the #MeToo Movement?
    by Connie Bertram, Emilie Adams - April 18, 2018
    Over the last several decades, pay secrecy policies have persisted – and even thrived – in the American workplace. Employees who are told not to discuss their compensation with their colleagues rarely question the legality of such a prohibition and, even if they did, are fearful of violating it for fear of losing their job. As a result, pay secrecy policies have long provided a critical advantage to employers during salary n...
  • New Guidance on Interns: Are They Employees?
    by Michiko Clark - April 18, 2018
    The practice of hiring interns has become widely recognized across different organizations. Determining whether an intern is considered an “employee” under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) has been a troubling task for most organizations until now. The Department of Labor has recently updated Fact Sheet #71: “Internship Programs Under the Fair Labor Standards Act,” and have adopted a “primary b...
  • OFCCP and the Rule of Law – Part IV: “Similarly Situated” Employees
    by Bill Doyle - April 18, 2018
    In the three prior articles in this series, we have evaluated OFCCP's recent regulatory and enforcement positions through the lenses of the fundamental and perennial question, 'What is Law?' Since our earlier articles, Secretary of Labor R. Alexander Acosta has continued to build his team at the Department of Labor (DOL). For example, the Senate recently confirmed Patrick Pizzella as Deputy Secretary of Labor. We expect...
  • State and Local Affirmative Action Requirements
    by Bill Osterndorf - April 18, 2018
    When we think about affirmative action in employment, the general tendency is to think about the federal affirmative action laws and regulations that are enforced by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). However, there are many state and local units of government that also have affirmative action requirements for certain organizations. At times, these requirements can be...