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Workshop 1: PANEL: Enhancing DE&I through Pay Equity: Using Pay Equity to Assess the Success of DE&I

Consuela Pinto (Fortney Scott)
Nita Beecher (Fortney Scott)
Joanna Colosimo (DCI Consulting, Inc.)
Yolanda Hunter (Workplace HR)

Annual assessments and pay adjustments alone can’t solve a pay equity problem.  Employers need to take a step back and examine the results of a pay equity analysis in the context of their overall EEO strategy, including diversity and inclusion efforts. Participants will learn: how to develop pay equity analyses through a mock example; how […]


9:00 AM 10:30 AM

Workshop 2: Fine Tuning Diversity Strategies to Achieve Results and Avoid Legal Pitfalls

Christopher Patrick, F. (Jackson Lewis P.C.)
Christopher Chrisbens (Jackson Lewis P.C.)

Many employers want to move the needle on diversity—quickly.  But before announcing diversity targets or rolling out race-based development opportunities, employers must understand the legal and practical risks.  Even well-intentioned programs can create significant legal exposure.Join our discussion on:unintended consequences of common efforts to increase social justice and diversity;approaches to develop permissible programs within your […]


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Workshop 1: The Biden Administration’s First 6 Months: What’s Changed – and What Hasn’t…

Rae Vann (Carlton Fields)
Josh Ulman (Ulman Public Policy & Federal Relations)

The Biden Administration has faced unprecedented challenges in its first 180 days in office – not least being its ongoing COVID-19 response and recovery efforts, including reviving the economy and getting employees back to work safely and equitably.This presentation will:identify Administration actions impacting employment and labor policy and EEO/AA compliance;examine their practical implications; andoffer tips […]


11:00 AM 12:30 PM

Workshop 2: Accessibility for Deaf Employees

Corey Burton (ZVRS/Purple Communications)
Greg Hlibok (ZVRS/Purple Communications)
AnnMarie Killian (ZVRS/Purple Communications)

Join a meaningful discussion with three Deaf executives focusing on accessibility for Deaf and hard of hearing employees in the workplace. Through real life experience we will explore the positive impacts communication access has on employee performance, retention, and morale.Learning Objective 1: Attendees will leave with an understanding of the various accommodations options for Deaf […]


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Workshop 3: Artificial Intelligence has Landed in HR: The Legal Landscape and Risk Mitigation Strategies for Hiring in the Digital Age

Michelle L. Duncan, (Jackson Lewis P.C.)

Innovative hiring tools are flooding the HR market. While many offer exciting solutions to age-old HR challenges, some have not been developed with legal or compliance risks in mind. Join this session with a seasoned practitioner with pre-employment testing expertise to:learn about the legal framework that applies to these new tools;understand the possible benefits and […]


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Workshop 1: Engaging Managers to Achieve Disability Objectives

Bill Osterndorf (DCI Consulting)
Rosemary Cox (DCI Consulting)

Organizations have an increased interest in providing opportunities for individuals with disabilities.  Yet, many face resistance from hiring managers in meeting these disability-related objectives.  This program will provide tools and ideas for helping managers understand the importance of supporting disability programs.Participants will learn how to:communicate the importance of disability objectives;focus on the positive nature of […]


1:30 PM 3:00 PM

Workshop 2: Compliance to Commitment – Leveraging Qualitative and Quantitative Data/Information

Inderdeep Chatrath, PhD (Duke University - retired)
Marilynn Schuyler (Seyfarth Shaw)

Academic institutions are uniquely poised to leverage in-house resources and expertise to formulate and implement effective affirmative action and diversity programs. In this session, we will: integrate affirmative action compliance and diversity programs; identify existing qualitative and quantitative data sources and analyses to inform diversity initiatives; develop metrics to measure progress ; and develop a […]


1:30 PM 3:00 PM

Workshop 3: You are on the CSAL – Don’t be Caught With your Pants Down!

Rick Holt (Resolution Economics)
Guy Brenner (Proskauer)
Justine Gayle (Booz Allen Hamilton)

This program will empower contractors to take advantage of the CSAL to get ready for the scheduling letter.  Participants will get practical guidance and tips from an in-house practitioner, outside counsel and labor economist – including:the impact of new developments (e.g. proliferation of focused reviews, compensation review changes, and other Biden administration initiatives);common pitfalls of […]


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Workshop 1: PANEL: Statistics 101 for Human Resources and Legal Professionals

Dr. Robert (Bob) LaJeunesse (OFCCP)
Paul F. White, Ph.D (Resolution Economics)
Daniel V. Duff III (Jackson Lewis P.C.)

Did you know that an employee at the Guinness Factory in Dublin, Ireland developed a major advancement in statistics to address the issue of small sample sizes for quality testing beer?  If not, this program is for you!Statistics underlie much of our everyday work.  Yet many legal and human resources professionals lack a basic grounding […]


3:30 PM 5:00 PM

Workshop 2: Lessons Learned From Diversity Related Litigation

Sheila Willis (Fisher Phillips)

This presentation will take a deep-dive into litigation cases where an employer's diversity initiatives have played a role in, or subjected them to discrimination litigation.  Participants will gain an understanding of some of the pitfalls others have encountered when implementing DE&I initiatives and lessons that can be learned.Click on the photo below tolearn more about […]


3:30 PM 5:00 PM

Workshop 3: Navigating the Patchwork of Pay Equity Laws

Lara de Leon (Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP)

Over the past several years, we have seen an explosion of state and local laws aimed at eliminating pay inequities among women, racial minorities, and in some instances, other protected characteristics.  These new rules have strengthened the protections for employees while at the same time making it harder for employers to defend decisions against these […]


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Opening Ceremony and Welcome Remarks by our Emcee Anita Clemon

OFCCP Keynote Address with Director Jenny Yang


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Workshop 1: Update on Contemporary OFCCP Enforcement: A View from 2020 Settlement Data

David Cohen (DCI Consulting Group, Inc.)

In a typical year OFCCP conducts around 4,000 compliance evaluations that result in tens of millions of dollars in back pay and benefits for tens of thousands of American workers. However, these summary data describe only a small part of the agency’s overall enforcement picture. Each year a review is done on every OFCCP settlement. […]


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Workshop 2: A New Era: LGBTQ (and other) Protections after Bostock

Laura Mitchell (Jackson Lewis)

2019 saw three pivotal cases involving sexual orientation and gender identity brought before the U.S. Supreme Court to resolve the issue of whether Title VII offers protections for individuals on the basis of their LGBTQ status. Join us as we explore what employers can and should do now, attempt to read the “tea leaves” for […]


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Workshop 3: Using Data to Align Talent Acquisition and Compliance

Beth Ronnenburg (Berkshire Associates Inc.)
Emily Bock (Cardinal Health)

Talent acquisition efforts frequently come in conflict with compliance. But effective hiring shouldn’t have to come at the cost of regulatory missteps. During this presentation, Beth Ronnenburg and Emily Bock will equip participants with techniques for managing data to identify gaps in compliance. Participants will learn how to analyze applicant data, how to process the […]


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Workshop 4: EEOC Commissioner Sonderling

Keith E. Sonderling - Commissioner (EEOC)

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Commissioner Keith E. Sonderling will discuss the ways that artificial intelligence can make the workplace more fair and equal under federal antidiscrimination law.  Using real-world examples, Commissioner Sonderling will illustrate the promise and perils of AI-enabled decision making in a rapidly changing legal and regulatory environment.  Click on the photo […]


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Workshop 1: Intentional Inclusion in the Post COVID-19 Workplace: Strumming Your Own Chord

Panel Moderator: Louis Orslene, (ODEP)
Speaker: Ivy Latimer, (CVS Health)
Speaker: Rick Laferriere, (Jackson Lewis P.C.)
Speaker: Matthew Saleh, (Cornell University ILR School)

There are many unknowns regarding the post COVID-19 American workplace. However, we do know that leaders will need to be much more intentional in their disability inclusionary efforts. The pandemic has shone a bright light on lingering workplace inequities. All employers have been challenged to develop even more innovative strategies for maintaining our diverse workplaces. […]


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Workshop 2: Leveraging Your OFCCP Compliance Efforts to Support D&I Initiatives

Christopher D. Durham (Duane Morris)
Jenna M. Decker (Duane Morris)

More companies than ever are recognizing the importance of, and implementing, diversity and inclusion initiatives.  However, many companies make the mistake of siloing their D&I efforts instead of linking them closely with human resources, legal and compliance functions. What’s more, many federal contractors overlook the value their existing affirmative action compliance efforts can drive for […]


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Workshop 3: Navigating the Pay Portion of an OFCCP Audit Under New Decisions & Regulations

Erin Connell (Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP)
Kathryn Mantoan (Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP)

OFCCP’s approach to compensation has changed over the years, notwithstanding that the underlying legal principles are the same.  In this session, the lawyers who litigated and won OFCCP’s largest pay discrimination case will share tips and insights on (1) how the OFCCP v. Oracle decision matters for future audits, (2) the impact of OFCCP’s final […]


12:30 PM 2:30 PM

Lunch and Keynote Presentation

Chuck Cannon

Chuck Cannon is an award-winning songwriter whose genre defying songs have been covered by Country mega-stars such as George Strait, Toby Keith, George Jones, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton and Wynonna Judd. He has been the recipient of numerous coveted BMI Million-Air awards and his song, “I Love The Way You Love Me”, won The Academy of Country Music Song of the Year. His unique guitar style and engaging stories make for riveting live performances that will leave you wanting more.


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Recent Significant OFCCP Developments in The Biden Administration

John Fox (Fox, Wang & Morgan, PC)

John C. Fox will provide his no-holds-barred, candid report about the state of OFCCP, where it has recently been and where it is going. During this presentation, John will also reveal his catalog of the several areas where OFCCP and the contractor community still do not see eye-to-eye during OFCCP audits of failure-to-hire and compensation […]


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Workshop 1: Going Beyond Peanut Butter and Laser Beams: Lessons Learned About Pay Equity Remediation Best Practices

Christine Hendrickson (Seyfarth Shaw)
Annette Tyman (Seyfarth Shaw)

This session is geared to seasoned HR, legal, and DE&I professionals wanting to go even deeper into the HOW TO of implementing pay adjustments following a pay equity review.  We will discuss lessons learned in a very interactive session, where we will talk about how your remediation strategy can align the legal landscape and your […]


4:15 PM 5:15 PM

Workshop 2: PANEL: OFCCP Compliance Review Practice – Practitioner Perspectives & Expert Opinions

Vicki Pearson (NILG)
Nita M. Beecher (Fortney & Scott, LLC)
Lynn Clements (Berkshire)
Inderdeep Chatrath, Ph.D. (Duke University - retired)
Paul McGovern (Praxis Compliance)

With regular input from 61 ILGs, the experience of its 24 Board members, and the support of its Advisory Council (expert consultants providing practice insight to the NILG), the NILG is uniquely positioned to report on what is on practitioners’ minds.  What is happening with the ongoing administrative transition?  What specific OFCCP audit practices have […]


4:15 PM 5:15 PM

Workshop 3: Intersectionality in Employment Discrimination: What it is & How to Analyze it

Elizabeth Bradley (Fortney Scott)
Paul White (Resolution Economics)

Intersectionality – the concept of multiple characteristics (race, gender, age, disability, veteran) overlapping to contribute to systemic discrimination - is gaining increased focus by federal enforcement agencies (notably OFCCP) and plaintiff’s counsel.  During this session, attendees will gain an understanding of:the concept of intersectionality in workplace discrimination;how federal agencies and private plaintiffs are using intersectionality […]


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Workshop 1: Freedom of Religion vs Anti-Discrimination Laws: How to Handle Religious Objections in the Workplace

Anne-Marie Vercruysse Welch (Clark Hill PLC)

How far do the bounds of religious freedom go in the workplace?  This interactive, scenario-based presentation will examine the rights afforded to employers when enforcing their antidiscrimination policies and the rights afforded to employees with sincerely held religious beliefs who may oppose the application of their employer’s policies.Click on the photo below tolearn more about […]


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Workshop 2: PANEL: Section 503 Compliance and Beyond

Leslie Wilson (Disability;IN)
Kevin Fitzpatrick (PepsiCo)
Cathy Wozney (Sony Corporation of America)

Section 503 Compliance and Beyond will focus on how inclusion leads to compliance and generates employee and customer loyalty.Topics covered will include:the importance of executive support;the benefits of well-organized self-identification campaigns;the use of corporate disability benchmarking tools and their value;how-to create a pipeline of candidates with disabilities;the impact of disability inclusion training; andhow disability B/ERGs […]


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Workshop 3: Fundamentals Part 1: AAP – History, Laws, & First Data Steps

Nick Paul (Kairos Services, Inc.)
Bill Osterndorf (DCI Consulting Group)

This series starts with a review of the federal affirmative action laws and required AAP contents. Next, attendees will learn about the self-ID process and forms required for pre- and post- offer surveys as well as how to use data to evaluate outreach and for required recordkeeping. Common issues and challenges associated with data will […]


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Workshop 1: Laser Focus: What All Contractors Can Learn From OFCCP’s Focused Review Program

Nancy V. Holt (Ford Harrison LLP)
Lynn Clements (Berkshire Associates)

OFCCP is turning a spotlight on employer Section 503, VEVRAA, Accommodation and Promotion practices. This presentation will provide contractors with the information they need to prepare for OFCCP focused reviews. Areas to be discussed include lessons learned from the first round of focused reviews, interview preparation for managers and employees, and other best practices and […]


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Workshop 2: Don’t Forget: Diversity and Inclusion Starts with Pay Equity

Meredith Gregston (Duane Morris)
Valentin Estevez (Welch Consulting)

The COVID 19 pandemic has disrupted the worldwide economy and will have major and lasting impacts on the labor market.  The “new normal” requires contractors to rethink their D&I policies and goals to avoid losing years of effort towards creating more inclusive and diverse organizations. There is no better place to start this process than […]


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Workshop 3: Foundations Part 2: AAP Reports: Metrics and Analytics

Nicholas Paul (Kairos Services, Inc.)
Matt Nusbaum (Biddle Consulting Group)

Learn to map job titles to census codes, identify feeder pools, assign weights and determine labor areas.  If results don’t look reasonable, what are the options? This workshop covers the impact of job group creation on goals, disparities and compensation. Instructions are provided to help you perform analysis on under-utilization, data collection, outreach, comparing applicant […]


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Workshop 1: Practical Application of the New PDN Rule

Cara Crotty (Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP)

The OFCCP issued new regulations in 2020 that establish procedures for Predetermination Notices and Notices of Violations.  Objectives for this session include exploring the following:Components of the new regulationsEvidentiary standards for discrimination claims by OFCCPProcedures that OFCCP must follow before issuing PDNs and NOVsNew expedited conciliation processHow contractors can utilize these regulations to their benefit […]


2:45 PM 3:45 PM

Workshop 2: Terminology Trouble: Getting Past the Words We Have to Use

Matt Nusbaum (Biddle Consulting Group)
Michael Pati (Biddle Consulting Group)

This presentation is all about ditching the legal and regulatory jargon and learning to talk about what we do and why we do it using plain language that people might actually understand. Biddle Consulting Group's Matt Nusbaum and Michael Pati will guide attendees through difficult conversations--from resistant hiring managers, to overburdened Talent Acquisition staff, to […]


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Workshop 3: Foundations Part 3: Drilling Down Into Disparities

Will Waymel (Kairos Services, Inc.)

Selection disparities are identified. Now what? This workshop provides practical steps when indicators are identified in the Impact Ratio Analysis Reports. In addition to learning how to examine the underlying data to ensure results can be trusted for a step analysis, participants will learn the effect of dispositions on applicant data and how OFCCP conducts […]


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Workshop 1: Top 5 AAP Decisions that Can Turn Your Plan Into A Management Tool

Lynn Clements (Berkshire Associates)

Preparing an AAP can seem like a yearly routine that never changes. But turning your AAP into a useful management tool is easier than you think. This presentation will explain how decisions about your AAP can impact your overall DE&I and risk management strategies. Attendees will also learn about the top five items to review […]


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Workshop 2: Data Driven Diversity: Powerful Metrics That Help Move the Needle

Danny Petrella (Center for Workplace Compliance)

Many organizations are adopting race and gender representational goals with self-imposed deadlines. Compliance professionals stand in the unique position of being able to meaningfully contribute to this conversation and help their organizations understand just how high the ceiling can be.In this session, participants will learn how to:implement powerful analytical techniques to establish numerical diversity benchmarks;explore […]


4:15 PM 5:15 PM

Workshop 3: Foundations Part 4: Comp and Audits

Bill Osterndorf (DCI Consulting Group)
Meredith Gregston (Duane Morris)

Federal Contractors are compelled to annually assess compensation practices. How do you start? Attendees will learn the practical side of compensation analytics and ways to identify and deal with disparities.   We will then discuss OFCCP audits. Learn what happens after your AAP is submitted and how to deal with potential adverse findings. Understanding the steps […]


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CERT Principles – OFCCP’s Four Pillars – What, Why & How Well Did they work?

Craig Leen (K&L Gates)
Mickey Silberman (Silberman Law PC)

In this fast-paced and entertaining session, Mickey and Craig will engage in a candid conversation about the “four pillars” Craig developed during his years as OFCCP Director, leading to OFCCP’s largest monetary settlements in history. At the same time, the pillars resulted in OFCCP engaging in a level of transparency and providing greater certainty than […]


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OFCCP – Regional Director Panel

Teresa Salinas (Moderator)
Aida Collins
Michele Hodge
Robert LaJeunesse
Diana Sen
Melissa Speer

Aida Collins - OFCCP Teresa Salinas - Cerner Corporation Carrae Green, OFFCCP Diana Sen - OFCCP Michele Hodge - OFCCP Melissa Speer, OFCCP Dr. Robert (Bob) LaJeunesse - OFCCP


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Closing Remarks

Kevin Fitzpatrick,NILG 2021 Conference Chair


Ahead of the DE&I Curve: 2021 as the Year of Public Disclosure of Workforce Data

Joanna Kim-Brunetti (Trusaic)

This session will focus on the latest trend in Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion laws across the United States: public disclosure of workforce data.After this session, you will:Understand the various formats of public disclosure of workforce data;Learn the fundamentals of a proactive approach to public disclosure of workforce data;Know some of the ways in which your […]


Assessing Promotions and Placement in a Post-Pandemic Labor Market

Robert LaJeunesse – OFCCP, Director of Enforcement
Bret Phillips – OFCCP, Statistician
Quenton Wright – CRA, Labor Economist
David Garber – DCI, Labor Economist

Join Quenton Wright (CRA), David Garber (DCI), Robert LaJeunesse (OFCCP), and Bret Phillips (OFCCP) in a discussion about assessing the neutrality of promotions and placements. The panel will discuss best practices and techniques used by the agency to assess promotion equity. This discussion will focus on how the analysis should model the competitive or non-competitive […]


Can You Believe It? The Internet Applicant Rule is 15 Years Old

Beth Ronnenburg (Berkshire Associates)

The OFCCP’s definition of an Internet Applicant is a full-fledged teenager! Yes, it’s been fifteen years. And if that doesn’t make you feel ancient, perhaps this will. Fifteen years ago, no one ever heard of a Kardashian. This presentation takes a reflective look at OFCCP’s enforcement of the rule over the years, and how attendees […]


Different and Unique: Construction Contractor Compliance

Joan Moore (The Arbor Consulting Group, Inc.)
Mim Munzel (The Arbor Consulting Group, Inc.)

Construction audits are a different animal.  Come learn what to do differently, especially given the OFCCP’s new Construction Contractor Technical Assistance Guide (TAG) and proposed Scheduling Letter. Participants will learn: That standard supply and service EO 11246 AAP’s aren’t done for construction companies and what to do instead; How to handle trade employees, job site […]


Don’t Get Cancelled! How to Navigate BLM, #MeToo, and More in the Workplace

Victoria Person (OutSolve)

Diversity & Inclusion Specialist, Victoria Person, demonstrates how companies can avoid the pitfalls of cancel culture and show strength amidst Black Lives Matter, #MeToo and other social movements that impact the workplace.Attendees will learn:How to respond to an event that demands attention.What leaders can do to support their employees.Diversity and inclusion efforts to focus on […]


Employment Policy in the Biden Administration

Michael Eastman (NT Lakis)

In this session, we will review the Biden Administration’s stated, and projected, employment policy agenda along with workplace legislative priorities most likely to advance in the highly partisan Congress.This session will help participants:Distinguish policy initiatives that are likely to be enacted;Identify opportunities to engage with policymakers before policies are finalized; andUnderstand how their compliance, diversity, […]


Enterprise Affirmative Action Planning – A Whole New Ball Game

Vickie LeNormand (OutSolve)
Alex Gonzalez (Outsolve)
Alissa Horvitz (Roffman Horvitz, PLC)

This new presentation will focus on three objectives that will impact compliance for multi-establishment contractors. First, contractors will learn the scope of changes that OFCCP has introduced and how a Democrat-led administration may utilize them in Affirmative Action enforcement. Second, we will introduce strategies for managing change and limiting risk with company-wide exposure to OFCCP […]


Faster, Stronger, Better: Frito-Lay Expands the ACT Brand to Attach, Hire and Retain Talent with Disabilities

Kevin McCloskey (Disability Solutions)
Julie Sowash (Disability Solutions)
Kevin Fitzpatrick (Pepsico)
Olivia Maggio (Pepsico)

The objectives are to inform the audience about:best practices and importance of creating a successful initiative to recruit, hire and retain talent with disabilitiesimportance of brand, leadership, education and strategy in implementing and leading an initiativethe knowledge, resources and opportunities to create or expand their own disability initiativesClick on the photo below tolearn more about […]


How to Build a Better Action Plan

Matt Nusbaum (Biddle Consulting)
Dao Nguyen (Biddle Consulting)

Our goal is to help people think critically about how to "do" affirmative action better with the resources they already have.Using BCGi's Action Plan Worksheets, attendees will:Learn to question assumptions about external outreach and recruiting efforts;See how to marshal the AAP data they already collect to find the progress (or lack thereof); andLearn to efficiently […]


How to Prepare for Pay Data Collection: The Time is Now!

H. Juanita (Nita) Beecher (Fortney & Scott)
Amanda Bowman (DCI Consulting Group)

Employers, especially federal contractors, can expect renewal of the pay data collection to determine whether women or minorities are being underpaid relative to whites and males.Participants will learn:What were the requirements of prior or proposed pay data collections;How employers should use pay data collection requirements to assess their trends; andRecommendations for next stepsClick on the […]


How to Set up and Ensure and Maintain the Proper Use of Your Applicant Tracking Disposition Codes

Joshua Roffman (Roffman Horvitz, PLC)
Alissa Horvitz (Roffman Horvitz, PLC)

This presentation addresses the set-up, training, proper use, and auditing of applicant disposition codes. Participants will learn: How to set-up disposition codes to align them with OFCCP’s Internet Applicant definition; How to memorialize decisions made at each step of the selection process; How to ensure proper use of the disposition codes; How to conduct a […]


In Full Disclosure: Harmonizing the Patchwork of Pay Transparency Laws

Christopher Patrick (Jackson Lewis)
Matthew Camardella (Jackson Lewis)

A legal trend demanding increased transparency around employers’ pay practices is emerging.  Some prevent retaliation, others mandate pay range disclosure, and still, others require notice of promotional opportunities. This patchwork of laws can frustrate and confuse even the most seasoned practitioner. Join this presentation to keep up with: Sources of pay transparency requirements, Strategies to […]


Latest Developments in Surveying for Information on Sex, Race and Ethnicity

Bill Osterndorf (DCI Consulting Group)

Surveying for demographic information on sex, race, and ethnicity is getting more challenging and the federal government has struggled to provide guidance on this surveying.This presentation will focus on:How to gather data on sex in light of the growing number of applicants and employees who self-identify as something other than male or femaleThe increasing complexities […]


Leveraging Your AAP Data to Get a Seat at the Table

Joseph Vele (NT Lakis)

OFCCP recently has signaled a desire to look not just at contractors’ compliance in “traditional” areas, but also at actions that contractors are taking to foster diversity and inclusion in various contexts. In this session, attendees will learn about the signals OFCCP has sent in recent months, and about what that indicates for future compliance […]


Meet the Ombudsman

Marcus Stergio (OFCCP)

Click on the photo below tolearn more about the presenter Marcus Stergio, OFCCP


No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Legal Issues and Risk Considerations in Implementing ERGs

Brian Barger (McGuire Woods)

Despite good intensions, employee resource groups (aka “affinity groups” or “employee networks”) can create various legal issues and risks with respect to how ERGs are formed and operated.  This presentation will provide an overview of key Title VII, EO 11246, NLRA, FLSA and other compliance issues created by ERGs and suggested policies / practices to […]


Pay Equity Audits and the COVID Pandemic: Deliberate and Transparent Actions to Avoid Adverse Impact Claims

Catherine Massey, PhD (Welch Consulting)
Valentin Estevez, PhD (Welch Consulting)

The COVID pandemic has forced many contractors to reduce or forgo merit increases and incentive compensation, which may increase exposure to legal risk. This session discusses proactive steps employers can take to mitigate risk during an OFCCP audit. In this session, attendees will learn how to 1) identify the necessary data to perform a pay […]


Termination Traps – Top 10 Mistakes Employers Make When Terminating Employees and How to Avoid Them

Meredith Gregston (Duane Morris)
Chris Durham (Duane Morris)

This interactive session will discuss the top 10 frequent “termination traps” that can create legal risk for employers when terminating employees – and how to avoid them. The session will include a discussion of common termination pitfalls in the lead up to and execution of a termination decision, as well as best practices for documentation, […]


The “New” OFCCP – What to Expect, How to Respond

Mickey Silberman (Silberman Law PC)

More information to come...Click on the photo below tolearn more about the presenter Mickey Silberman - Silberman Law PC


Flip or Flop: Making Over AAP in a D&I World

Beth Montgomery (OutSolve, LLC) Mary Leone (Diversity Outreach Partners) Victoria Person (OutSolve, LLC)

In this session, a Case Study of AAP results will be conducted to better understand how D&I and AAP can partner to help realize progress with diversity and inclusion objectives, while remaining fully compliant with OFCCP regulations.Attendees will learn:How to assess gaps and goals from different perspectives.How to identify effective sources and develop a plan […]


The Future of Compliant Disposition Codes: Saving Your Bacon with the Definition of an Internet Applicant

Phil Akroyd (Biddle Consulting)
Be Lam (Biddle Consulting)

Since 2006, and the emergence of the definition of the Internet Applicant, we still haven't been getting applicant data correct. Shrug off 15 years of failure with compliant disposition codes.Contractors often want a list of disposition codes they can use in their applicant tracking system, but It isn't that simple, and one-size does not fit […]


The Contractor’s Guide to Legal and Effective High-Stakes Exam Use

Richard Fischer (McLean Consulting)

This is a session on “high-stakes” tests, exams which a candidate must pass to get something they want, like a job or promotion.  Since virtually all contractors use exams for employment decisions, session goal is to support effective, OFCCP-proof high-stakes test use, and meet these learning objectives:Provide lay staff with testing basics to improve exam […]


The Power of Disability Inclusion in Healthcare

Michael Murray (GT Independence)
Veronica Villalobos (Allegheny Health Network)

The need for systems change and awareness of unconscious bias is clear, and this presentation incorporates the often-overlooked perspective of disability inclusion.Participants will:Obtain a deeper appreciation of the power of disability inclusion in healthcare settings.Learn to identify, examine and address the micro-inequities and unconscious bias that exclude people with disabilities from healthcare decision-making positions.Develop greater […]


The Rank Assumption Chart: A Veteran Skill-Matching Tool for Employers

Roselle Rogers (Circa)
Ann Schueller (Kimberly Clark)

Learn to recruit like a veteran with the “Rank Assumption Chart”, a recruiting tool for employers developed by an Army veteran who is now a HR Manager.Understand the responsibilities a veteran had while in the military and the corresponding applicable skills, using the tool.Formulate relevant interview questions for veteran applicants based on military experience.Learn effective […]


Understanding the Basics of Affirmative Action: Part 1

Cara Crotty (Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP)
Sylvia Smith (Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP)

These sessions are designed for new federal contractors or organizations with personnel new to affirmative action compliance requirements.  This training session will offer the nuts and bolts of affirmative action obligations and plan components.Learning objectives for this session (Part One) include:Overview of Executive Order 11246, including recordkeeping requirements and elements of the AAPAnalysis of compensationEE0-1 […]


Understanding the Basics of Affirmative Action: Part 2

Cara Crotty (Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP)
Sylvia Smith (Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP)

These sessions are designed for new federal contractors or organizations with personnel new to affirmative action compliance requirements.  This training session will offer the nuts and bolts of affirmative action obligations and plan components.Learning objectives for this session (Part 2) include:Discussion of the Internet Applicant Definition, disposition codes, and proper recordkeeping for applicantsAnalysis of employment […]


The Uniform Guidelines:  Correcting Common Compliance Mis-information and OFCCP Spin, and How the Agency Occasionally Mis-Enforces Their Own Legal Standard in Exam and Other Discrimination Claims

Richard Fischer (McLean Consulting)

Already complicated EEO compliance is occasionally compounded by OFCCP not knowing what they enforce, the Uniform Guidelines.  A different kind of session to make contractors aware of agency mis-enforcement, like by analyzing contractor employment data contrary to law, to meet these learning objectives: Offer a unique, off-beat Uniform Guidelines session to support compliance Differentiate between […]