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Paul McGovern

Managing Partner - Praxis Compliance

Paul McGovern is Managing Partner of Praxis Compliance, an HR compliance consulting firm specializing in Affirmative Action, EEO/Employee Relations investigation and remediation, and Diversity & Inclusion program design. Paul is a NILG Board member representing the Northeast Region. He served as NILG Chair from 2017-2020. Paul is a former program lead for Verizon Communications Affirmative Action and EEO/Employee Relations investigations initiatives. An attorney, Paul was a member of Verizon Communication’s Legal Department and a litigator in private practice.

2:30 PM – 3:45 PM

Wednesday - REGULAR CONFERENCE Wednesday, July 27

Workshop 1

Bad Clam or Rotten Bushel – Rethinking ‘Systemic’ Pay Equity
Daniel Kuang (Biddle), David Garber (DCI), Paul McGovern (Praxis Compliance), Robert LaJeunesse (OFCCP)

Identifying and addressing systemic pay equity issues is critical to the success of women, people of color, and employers. Current strategies, tending to search for specific instances of bias, fail to recognize the systemic perspective.    A panel of experts, representing both OFCCP and the contractor community, will share some simple, yet powerful, “Pattern Analysis” techniques that will empower attendees to distinguish the systemic from the non-systemic, detect systemic pay inequities, and address such patterns comprehensively. 

10:05 AM – 11:05 AM

Thursday, July 28 Thursday, July 28

Plenary Session: NILG Advisory Council: Thoughts on Compliance, Social Equity and the 2022 Conference

Matthew Carmadella (Jackson Lewis), Inderdeep Chatrath (Duke-Ret), Valentin Estevez (Charles River Associates), Moderator: Paul McGovern

The NILG Advisory Council is comprised of subject matter experts who provide input to the NILG Board on regulatory matters of importance to federal contractors.  Advisory Council members will share their impression of Conference high points, best practices for being a “Beacon for Change”, and the state of Agency/federal contractor relations.