| Management Decisions - Myths About Hiring Individuals With Disabilities
by Felicia M. Nurmsen and Cady Chesney - Jan, 2015
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal law that protects the rights of individuals with disabilities by eliminating barriers to their participation in many aspects of living and working in America, and also prohibits employers from discriminating against individuals with disabilities. However, there are many myths surrounding hiring these individuals. Felicia Nurmsen, President and CEO of Inclusive Workforce St...
| Management Decisions - Moms vs. Dads at Work
by Shirley Engelmeier and Tim Muma - Oct, 2014
The subject of a gender gap is often discussed, but Tim Muma takes a look at another potential discrepancy between the sexes when they become parents. Joining LJNRadio to examine moms and dads at work is Shirley Engelemeier, CEO of InclusionINC and the author of "Becoming an Inclusive Leader and Inclusion: The New Competitive Business Advantage." Shirley explains the differences found in pay and expectations, and the reason th...
| Government Compliance - New OFCCP Directive on Transgender and Gender Identity Status
by Sandra Zeigler, Esq. and Tim Muma - Sep, 2014
On August 19, 2014, OFCCP finally issued a Directive on Gender Identity and Sex Discrimination that clearly acknowledged that gender discrimination under Executive Order 11246 covers discrimination on the basis of transgender and gender identity status. Sandra Scott Zeigler, Esq., a recognized authority on Federal EEO enforcement with 25 years of experience divided equally between the EEOC and OFCCP, sheds light on this top...
| Management Decisions - What to Expect When Your Employee is Expecting
by Kimberly Prescott and Cady Chesney - Jul, 2014
Life happens, and as a leader, manager, and employer it is important to understand what your responsibilities are when one of your employees informs you that they are expecting. Kimberly Prescott, founder of Prescott HR Consulting, joins the show to explain the obligations that employers have for expecting employees. In addition, with host Cady Chesney, Ms. Prescott will explore how employers can be proactive and be prepared f...
The OFCCP Digest Volume 5, Issue 5
by Local JobNetwork™ - May, 2015
How to Prepare for OFCCP Compensation Manager Interviews (And Why You Should) by Scott Pechaitis, Esq. As the persistent “wage gap” continues to make headlines, the Obama Administration has its sights set on eradicating pay discrimination. The directive from the White House to E...
Fair Pay & Safe Workplaces Executive Order
by Alissa Horvitz, Esq. - May, 2015
On July 31, 2014, President Obama released Executive Order 13673, known as the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order. The theme of the Executive Order is that when the U.S. federal government is going to use taxpayer dollars to buy goods and services from government contractor companies, the taxpayers’ dollars should not be used to buy from companies that engage in repeated, pervasive, serious or willful violations of...
Surveying Applicants and Employees
by Jacquelyn Peterson - May, 2015
Federal contractors and subcontractors must survey applicants and employees for gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, and disability status. The data collected from the surveys is used for creating statistical reports to analyze employment patterns and is used in the employer’s Affirmative Action Plan (AAP). Some of the surveying is conducted in the pre-offer and post-offer stages. The pre-offer stage genera...
How to Prepare for OFCCP Compensation Manager Interviews (And Why You Should)
by Scott Pechaitis, Esq. - May, 2015
As the persistent “wage gap” continues to make headlines, the Obama Administration has its sights set on eradicating pay discrimination. The directive from the White House to EEOC and OFCCP is, “We know pay discrimination exists – go find it.” As a result, OFCCP has sharpened the tools in its compensation investigation toolbox, including the following: Rescission of the Compensation Standards and Voluntary Guidelines....
Sorting Out the Confusion of Applicant Tracking Codes
by Debra Milstein Gardner - May, 2015
You are probably thinking “Oh no - another article about applicant tracking codes?” I fully understand; however, I ask one simple question. How many of you are as befuddled as I am regarding the countless verbiage applied to applicant tracking codes? Disposition codes, status codes, stages, rejection reason codes. Are these terms synonymous? Each applicant tracking system (ATS) refers to the staging of candidates different...
Lessons Learned from OFCCP’s Budget Request for FY 2016
by Ahmed Younies - May, 2015
President Obama has just a bit over 18 months left in office. Consequently so does the OFCCP—in its current incarnation, that is. Once Mr. Obama leaves office, there will likely be a new Director, and the OFCCP will subsequently reflect shifting priorities. How much those priorities shift, of course, will depend on who gets voted into the White House next. In the meantime, the OFCCP has released its budget request—and the jus...
The OFCCP Digest Volume 5, Issue 4
by Local JobNetwork™ - Apr, 2015
Tips on Responding to New Scheduling Letter and Itemized Listing — Part II by Bill Osterndorf This article is a companion to an article in the March 2015 edition of The OFCCP Digest. As we noted there, on October 1, 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Complianc...
Signs of Troubling Times Ahead for OFCCP's Approach to Manufacturing Comparators, Comparisons, and Discrimination
by Soul Cherradi - Apr, 2015
Discrimination cases are essentially “games” of making relevant, suitable, or valid comparisons between suitable, valid, or appropriate comparator(s). While anti-discrimination laws do not define discrimination in a comparative sense, comparators have had clear appeal as an evidentiary or heuristic aid for gauging whether discrimination has occurred. Comparators and comparisons make visible the occurrence of comparatively adv...
Recruiting, Hiring, and Retaining Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans — The Real Benefits to Your Company
by Cindy Karrow, SPHR - Apr, 2015
I am frequently asked for examples of the benefits derived by companies who hire Individuals with Disabilities (IWDs) and Veterans. Often this question comes from an Affirmative Action Planning (AAP) Manager who is looking for support from staffing representatives, hiring managers, and/or executives for their company’s outreach and recruitment activities. This support may take the form of budget dollars—at job fairs or time...
Tips on Responding to New Scheduling Letter and Itemized Listing — Part II
by Bill Osterndorf - Apr, 2015
This article is a companion to an article in the March 2015 edition of The OFCCP Digest. As we noted there, on October 1, 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) released a new version of the scheduling letter and itemized listing that the agency sends to organizations at the start of an affirmative action compliance review. The previous version of the itemized listing aske...
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