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WORKFORCE TRANSPARENCY: CONSIDERATIONS WHEN MEASURING DIVERSITY WITHIN YOUR ORGANIZATION

June 20, 2014

On May 28, 2014, Google disclosed its diversity numbers and acknowledged they are not where they want them to be. Laszlo Bock, Senior Vice President, People Operations, explained that Google has always been reluctant to publish diversity numbers but...

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DCI STAFF ATTEND SIOP'S 29TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE HELD IN HONOLULU

June 12, 2014

The 29th Annual Conference for the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) was held May 15-17, 2014 in Honolulu, HI. This conference brings together members of the I/O community, both practitioners and academics, to discuss areas...

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OFCCP Disability and Veterans Community Resources Directory

June 10, 2014

OFCCP has provided an online resource to support contractors in their efforts toward recruiting qualified individuals with a disability and protected veterans. This Disability and Veterans Community Resources Directory includes “…a non-exhaustive...

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2014 SWARM CONFERENCE MEETS HIGH EXPECTATIONS

May 21, 2014

The Annual Southwest and Rocky Mountain (SWARM) Region Industry Liaison Group (ILG) Conference is known for high-quality information sessions on topics of interest to the federal contractor community, as well as active participation by...

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THE REALITY OF DISABILITY SURVEY NONRESPONSE

April 15, 2014

In a recent post, we highlighted some of the problems that may be encountered with collecting and analyzing the disability status of employees.  In particular, there are data collection problems with relying upon a voluntary self-identification...

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MONETARY FINES TO INCREASE FOR FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH "EEO IS LAW" POSTER REQUIREMENTS

April 15, 2014

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced that, as of April 18, 2014, the fine for organizations failing to comply with the “EEO is Law” posting requirements will increase from $110 to $210 per violation. The “EEO is Law”...

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EMPLOYEE VOLUNTARY DISABILITY SELF-IDENTIFICATION FORM: WHICH JOHN SMITH?

April 15, 2014

The OMB-approved voluntary disability self-identification form allows for employees to provide their name, but no other unique identifying information. What if a federal contractor has multiple employees with the same name (e.g., John Smith)?...

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SECRETARY OF LABOR ANNOUNCES MORATORIUM FOR TRICARE PROVIDERS

April 01, 2014

The Secretary of Labor, Thomas Perez, announced a moratorium on enforcement of affirmative action obligations for TRICARE providers. In a letter to several members of the Committee on Education and the Workforce and the Subcommittee Workforce...

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DISTRICT COURT JUDGE RULES IN FAVOR OF OFCCP’S NEW SECTION 503 RULE

March 21, 2014

A ruling was issued today by District Judge Emmet Sullivan in the case of Associated Builders Contractors, Inc. v. Patricia A. Shiu in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia (the ruling may be viewed here). Associated...

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ARE THE NEW 503 AND VEVRAA METRICS A PART OF THE DESK AUDIT?

March 17, 2014

One interesting and unanswered question, related to the new 503 and VEVRAA regulations, concerns what information would be required for submission to OFCCP as part of the desk audit. Because OFCCP’s scheduling letter defines what is required as part...

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NEW OFCCP DISABILITY AND VETERAN REGULATIONS EFFECTIVE IN TWO WEEKS!

March 11, 2014

As previously featured on this blog, OFCCP published the revised Section 503 and VEVRAA regulations on September 24, 2013. The effective date for all contractors to comply with subparts A, B, D, and E is 180 days from the date they were published,...

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¿COMO SE DICE: DISABILITY SELF-IDENTIFICATION FORM?

March 04, 2014

We have written about the positive changes made to improve the final OFCCP mandated disability self-identification form. The form is now available on the OFCCP website. The next logical question is will the OFCCP provide the form in additional...

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