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Affirmative Action Briefing

Austin, TX   Four Seasons Hotel   October 9 - 10, 2014
Chicago, IL   Four Seasons Hotel   October 16 - 17, 2014
San Francisco, CA   Westin St. Francis   October 30 - 31, 2014
Washington, DC   Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City   October 23 - 24, 2014


The brochure that is now available is from the 2013 program and is representative of the type of agenda that will be covered in 2014. The 2014 brochure will be available July 16th.

New Networking Opportunity in 2013! Thursday Evening Reception in all Four Locations!

Without question, things have continued to change at OFCCP and we will ensure that we bring you up-to-date with every new development. We will examine the rights of contractors and identify tools available to exercise those rights in audits, and human resource systems to minimize potential legal and financial risk.

This year's program is co-chaired by John Fox and David Copus. OFCCP Director Patricia Shiu will be opening the Briefing in Washington, D.C. and Regional Director Bradley Anderson will open in Chicago. Patricia Shiu is invited to address the opening session in the other two locations.

New Developments!

Item 1: Coverage of the two NEW rules announced August 27th by DOL under the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act and the resulting requirements placed on federal contractors by both.

Item 2: A discussion of the new OFCCP Federal Contract Compliance Manual and its numerous audit instructions for OFCCP Compliance Officers. Of particular note is one prohibiting management from attending onsite interviews of managers under certain circumstances, and we'll discuss whether OFFCP can enforce this new limit on management discretion in audits, with suggestions on how to engage OFCCP's new styles of both Desk Audit and Onsite Audit.

Agenda topics covered in detail include:

Recent Major Developments at OFCCP

  • Status update on OFCCP's 7 proposed significant regulatory and administrative initiatives
  • The Big Picture at OFCCP
  • Contractor use of the latest ACS census data in AAPs for minorities and women
  • Changed advice regarding forming job groups
  • What happens now in the second Obama term?
  • OFCCP's focus on more technical violations
  • OFCCP staffing changes
  • OFCCP's shrinking jurisdiction over the health care industry
  • Surprising results of NELI's poll of prior Briefing attendees regarding OFCCP, and
  • The most important change to AAP preparation you must now make

    Practical and Effective Ways for Contractors to Prepare For and Defend Against OFCCP Compensation Audits

    Practical Advice for Contractors to Prepare for OFCCP's Regulations as to the Disabled and Protected Veterans

    How Labor Economists Correctly Analyze Contractor Pay Data in Anticipation of, or in Defense of, OFCCP Compensation Audits

    Contractors' Legal Responsibilities for and Needed HR Systems to Handle Third Party Recruiters, Temp Agencies and Headhunters

    The Proper Way for Contractors to Prepare Disparity Analyses in AAPs

    Knowing Your Rights and the Limits of OFCCP Authority During Audits

    Practical Ways to Handle OFCCP's Increasingly Difficult Audits

    All in all, the 2013 Affirmative Action programs are the best available, and are programs not to be missed. For those who want exposure to affirmative action principles, require a refresher following reassignment, or who have less than 10 years experience preparing AAPs and/or defending OFCCP audits, a full day Workshop covering an analyses of the Executive Order Program requiring affirmative action plans, essential components of an AA program, and a summary of the audit process will be held prior to the Briefing in each location. Please click on Affirmative Action Workshop.)

    Early Registration Fee: $845.00 (available until approximately 3 weeks prior to the seminar date, please consult brochure for exact date)

    Registration Fee: $895.00

    The brochure that is now available is from the 2013 program and is representative of the type of agenda that will be covered in 2014. The 2014 brochure will be available July 16th.

    The use of this seal is not an endorsement by HRCI of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met HRCI's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.