Philadelphia Liberty ILG Statement on Recent Events

Dear Philadelphia ILG Members,

We hope that you are doing well and in good health. The past few weeks have been difficult, and we are saddened by the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. The Philadelphia Liberty Industry Liaison Group is an anti-racist organization. We believe that black lives matter. 

A central part of the Liberty ILG’s mission is to liaise with the OFCCP, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) and other fair employment practice agencies to further affirmative action and diversity goals. We do not tolerate discrimination, harassment, or racism of any nature. 

We will continue to work towards our goal as an organization committed to diversity, educating our members on compliance, and promoting Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity. 

We encourage you to review this list of resources that can help you in the fight against racism:

Anti-Racism for Beginners (alternate link)

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, by Michelle Alexander

Podcast, Code Switch

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, by Robin DiAngelo

2020 Philadelphia Liberty ILG Meeting Schedule

Thursday, February 20, 2020 – Pay Equity/Compensation Compliance, Temple University Center City, 8:30am-12:30pm

Thursday, May 21, 2020 – VETS-themed all-day meeting, TD Bank, Mt. Laurel NJ, 8:00am-4:00pm

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 – Virtual meeting/webinar, 9:00am-11:00am

November 2020 – Date, time, and theme TBD, Comcast Philadelphia

OFCCP Directives — They Keep on a Comin’

The OFCCP has issued nine Directives in 2018.  Read all of them here.

Directive 2018-1 – Use of Predetermination Notices

Directive 2018-2 – Tricare Subcontractor Enforcement

Directive 2018-3 – Religious Exemption, EO 11246 Section 204(c)

Directive 2018-4 – Focused Reviews

Directive 2018-5 – Analysis of Contractor Compensation Practices During a Compliance Evaluation

Directive 2018-6 – Contractor Recognition Program

Directive 2018-7 – Affirmative Action Verification Initiative

Directive 2018-8 – Transparency in OFCCP Compliance Activities

Directive 2018-9 – OFCCP Ombud Service

Save the Date – Next Liberty ILG Meeting is August 23, 2018

The next meeting of Liberty ILG will be held on August 23, 2018 at the office of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis, LLP, 1600 Market Street, Suite 3600, Philadelphia.  Join us beginning at 8:30 a.m. for breakfast and networking.  The meeting starts at 9 a.m.  The meeting originally was scheduled for August 16, but has been rescheduled to August 23 because of room availability.