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Rhonda Aubin-Smith

District Director - OFCCP

Rhonda Aubin-Smith serves as the District Director for the Boston District Office of the Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). Beginning her career with OFCCP in 2000, Rhonda worked as a Compliance Officer and an Assistant District Director prior to taking on her District Director responsibilities in 2011. Prior to her work with the OFCCP Rhonda worked in the equal opportunity field with the State of Oklahoma and with the Department of the Air Force. Rhonda also served in the US Navy Reserves.  She holds a Bachelor Degree in Liberal Arts and a Masters in Human Relations. As the Boston District Director, Rhonda ensures that her office uphold the purpose of the OFCCP - to enforce, for the benefit of job seekers and wage earners, the contractual promise of affirmative action and equal opportunity required of those who do business with the government. The Boston District Office covers Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Eastern Massachusetts.

9:15 AM – 10:30 AM

Wednesday - REGULAR CONFERENCE Wednesday, July 27

Workshop 5

Beyond Posting – Successful Strategies to Reach Underserved Communities
Rhonda Aubin-Smith, (Director OFCCP Boston), Laura Garger (Ogletree Deakins), Amie Brunelle (Outsolve), Teresa Malonzo (Harvard University), Janice DuFresne (WilmerHale)

Join Rhonda Aubin-Smith, District Director, OFCCP-Boston, and members of the New England ILG (NEILG) to discuss how to team with regulators, community resources and employer peer-group resources to ‘Be the Beacon for Change’.  The panel will discuss individual company initiatives and the availability and utility of community programs to increase the workplace participation of historically marginalized groups.  The panel will discuss challenges and possibilities for developing the skill sets of potential applicants – not just identifying minority candidates, but working to ensure equal access by increasing skills to increase the likelihood of selection.