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Affirmative Action Briefing

Austin, TX   Four Seasons Hotel   October 15 - 16, 2015
Chicago, IL   Four Seasons Hotel   October 29 - 30, 2015
San Francisco, CA   Westin St. Francis   October 8 - 9, 2015
Washington, DC   Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City   October 22 - 23, 2015


The brochure that is now available is from the 2014 program and is representative of the type of agenda that will be covered in 2015. The 2015 brochure will be available in mid-July.

At the 2014 Briefing - NELI will be covering OFCCP's revised Itemized Listing released September 30, 2014, greatly expanding the request for compensation data, including a requirement that contractors submit detailed individualized pay data, and changing required data on applicants, hires, promotions and terminations. In addition, President Obama has issued new executive orders applicable to federal contractors relating to an increased minimum wage, pay transparency and LGBT discrimination.

Now, more than ever before, careful attention to the format and reporting of AAPs is critical to successful audits. Without question, things have continued to change at OFCCP and we will ensure that we bring you up-to-date with every new development affecting federal contractors and the refocused priorities OFCCP is implementing, particularly changing audit selection procedures, new OFCCP audit philosophies and proposed contractor responses, the NPRM on a new Equal Pay Report and practical ways to implement, if adopted in final, the Directive on Gender Identity and Sex Discrimination, the new OFCCP Audit Scheduling Letter, needed new countermeasures to OFCCPs continuing compensation data demands, and the ongoing confusion over Section 503 and VEVRAA to name a few.

This year's program is co-chaired by John Fox and David Copus. OFCCP Director Patricia Shiu will be opening the Briefing in San Francisco, and is invited to the Chicago location.

Agenda topics covered in detail include:

Significant Developments at OFCCP

  • What to expect in the last two years of the Obama Administration
  • The White House's Congressional "end-around strategy" creating law via Executive Orders in the absence of Congressional support
  • The coming Executive Order on gay/lesbian/transgender protection
  • Update on significant OFCCP case decisions (Frito-Lay, Bank of America, etc.) reveals OFCCP's new audit strategies
  • OFCCP's compliance strategy
  • OFCCP's enforcement strategy for healthcare

    OFCCP's Approach to Compensation Discrimination - Part I and II

    OFCCP Audits - Part I and II

    Practical Compliance Tips re: 3 of OFCCP's Top 5 Audit Violations

    OFCCP's New Approach to Discrimination Law Damages

    What You Need To Know About Tests and OFCCP

    Complying with the New Regs: The 10 Most Confusing Things About OFCCP's New 503/VEVRAA Regulations Contractors are Still Getting Wrong

    All in all, the 2014 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: $895.00 (available until approximately 3 weeks prior to the seminar date, please consult brochure for exact date)

    Registration Fee: $945.00

    The brochure that is now available is from the 2014 program and is representative of the type of agenda that will be covered in 2015. The 2015 brochure will be available in mid-July.

    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.