Webinar: NILG Advisory Council ‘State of Compliance’ Discussion and 2022 Conference Preview

When: July 13, 2022 – 2:00pm (EST-US and Canada)

Join Advisory Council Members Paul McGovern, Lynn Clements, Dan Kuang, and Matthew Camardella as they discuss these issues and preview what is coming up at the NILG National Conference in Boston July 25-28. 

What direction is the EEOC likely to take when the Commissioners become majority Democrat in July? Expect more changes to OFCCP’s supply and service regulations – what shape might they take?  Join members of the NILG Advisory Board for its second annual recap of current compliance issue – and a preview discussion of how NILG 2022 Annual Conference will help practitioners “Be the Beacon for Change”.   

Register HERE for this webinar opportunity!

Virtual Disabilities Event: Partnered by OFCCP-Mid Atlantic Region, EEOC, and ODEP

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) invite you to attend our upcoming virtual Individuals with Disabilities event.

Learn about what is required under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Outreach and Positive Recruitment, Self-Identification, and Utilization Goals.

Also, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will provide information under the Americans with Disabilities Act and hear from one of community-based organization to assist you with your outreach and recruitment efforts.

We will highlight and cap our event with our Keynote Speaker addressing “How Accessible Are You and How Artificial Intelligence Impacting Applicants and Employees” from the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP). Who should attend: Federal Contractors (Companies) who are subject to OFCCP and EEOC regulations within the Mid-Atlantic Region (PA, DE, VA, MD, DC, and WV).

Date: July 14, 2022
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (Eastern Standard Time)
Location: Microsoft Teams (WebEx)

Please register for this event by clicking on the following Eventbrite link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/advancing-diversity-equity-and-inclusion-tickets-342650245107. Upon registering for this event, you will receive a link to join the event.

In the interim, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mid-Atlantic Region Director of Outreach and Education Marlene Williams at Williams.Marlene@dol.gov.

OFCCP Commemorates Juneteenth

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs celebrates and commemorates Juneteenth (officially Juneteenth National Independence Day, also known as “Jubilee Day”), the most popular annual celebration of emancipation from slavery in the United States. Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union Major General Gordon Granger read General Order No. 3, “The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States [President Abraham Lincoln], all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves…”  Texas was the most remote of the slave states, and with a low presence of Union troops, enforcement of the Emancipation Proclamation that had formally freed enslaved people almost two and a half years earlier had been slow and inconsistent.  The newly “freed” black Americans of Texas rallied around this date and transformed June 19th from a day of unheeded military orders into their own annual ceremony. 

The Texas Legislature passed a law establishing this day as a holiday, making Texas the first state to establish Juneteenth as an official state holiday. Juneteenth is now recognized as a federal and state holiday or special day of observance in 47 of the 50 U.S. states. At the June 2021, signing of the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, President Biden stated:

By making Juneteenth a federal holiday, all Americans can feel the power of this day, and learn from our history, and celebrate progress, and grapple with the distance we have come but the distance we have to travel. Juneteenth not only commemorates the past.  It calls to action today.

Click HERE to read full article and other known facts about Juneteenth.

Virtual Workshop: Creating Equity in the Workplace: A LGBTQI+ Discussion with the EEOC; Hosted by the EEOC Indianapolis and Philadelphia District Offices

July 12, 2022

1:00pm – 4:20pm EDT

Registration fee: $150.00/person

Enroll and Learn from the experts:

You will not want to miss this important virtual workshop with a host of panel experts. Creating Equity in the Workplace, a LGBTQI+ Discussion with EEOC.

See agenda for breakdown of topics, times, and presenters.

Click HERE for full agenda.

Click HERE for the save the date flyer and contact information from our EEOC partners Tonya Lennox and Brien Shoemaker.

Click HERE to register.

Webinar Opportunity: Intersectionality Between Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and AAP Efforts by Direct Employers

Thursday, June 16
2:00 – 3:00pm EDT

During this one-hour presentation, DirectEmployers Member and Program Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) for the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Imelda Wicks, will share best practices on how to advance your diversity efforts through your affirmative action programs. She will discuss trends and evidence-based practices to include in strategic business plans, opportunities to identify intersectionality between AAPs and DE&I, as well as techniques for advancing DE&I efforts using your AAP to establish and maintain diverse and inclusive workforces.

*Eligible for HRCI and SHRM recertification credits

Click HERE to register.

Webinar Opportunity: Hosted by the Center for the Sustainable Separation of Metals within Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania Diversity Equity and Inclusion Group.

Trans in STEM: Pursuing a Feminist Approach to Allyship and Research.

June 13th, at 12:00 Noon

Topic: What occurs at the intersection of gender identity and scientific discovery? This talk will showcase the importance of bringing the macroscopic lens of trans activism to the microscopic world of chemistry research.

Talk provided by Dr. Irving Rettig (he/they) Inorganic Chemist and Transgender activist in STEM.

Click HERE to register for this webinar opportunity.  

Job Opportunity: Senior Director of Communications for SVPCBO Enterprise at Virginia Tech (Job #520417)

Position Summary:

The sr. director of communications for the Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer (SVPCBO) is responsible for strategic oversight and alignment of a united communications program and marketing strategy for all divisions reporting to the SVPCBO office. This role aligns those activities with university-wide communications, marketing, and branding initiatives as established by Virginia Tech’s University Relations. This individual serves as a team member and partner with the university’s SVPCBO and all leadership within the SVPCBO’s enterprise.

As part of the sr. director’s responsibilities, this individual works closely with key stakeholders to enhance knowledge-share with both the university community and the broader external community around functional units and Organizational Excellence Initiatives within the SVPCBO enterprise. The sr. director reports to the SVPCBO and the AVP for University Relations.

This position is located on-site in Blacksburg, VA

Click HERE for job responsibilities, position requirements, to learn more about Virginia tech and how to apply.

Virtual Seminar Opportunity: Pay Equity Event

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and the Women’s Bureau (WB) proudly invite you to attend their upcoming virtual information session.

“Closing Gender and Racial Wage Gaps.”

Each Agency discusses The White House Commitment to Advancing Pay Equity and Support Economic Security. How closing gender and racial wage gaps are essential to building an equitable economy and addressing the barriers that have long hampered women and minorities. Understand the requirements under Executive Order 13665 and Equal Pay Act.

Date: June 22, 2022

Time: 1-3pm (EST)

Click HERE for the flyer and further details for this special event.

Click HERE to register and upon registration, you will receive details how to join. Questions can be received ahead of the event by submitting to Marlene Williams at Williams.Marlene@dol.gov

Virtual Seminar Opportunity: Advancing Equity in the Workplace

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) invite you to attend an upcoming virtual event in partnership with guest speakers from United Way of Delaware Pride Council, PFLAG in Delaware, Office of LGBT Affairs in Philadelphia, and The Attic Youth Center in Philadelphia.

In recognition of Pride Month, they will share information under Executive Order 11246, Best Practices for Inclusive Workplace, Resources, and information to assist you with Advancing Gender Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Workplace.

Join and learn how to bolster your outreach & positive recruitment efforts into quantifiable results.

Date: June 30, 2022

Time: 10:00am – Noon (EST)

Click HERE for the flyer and complete details for this special event.

Click HERE to register and upon registration, you will receive details how to join. If you have any questions contact Marlene Williams; OFCCP Mid-Atlantic Region Director of Outreach and Education at Williams.Marlene@dol.gov

Webinar Opportunity: Reasonable Accommodations in the Workplace

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) Midwest Region in Partnership with Job Accommodation Network (JAN) Presents: Reasonable Accommodations in the Workplace.

Lisa D. Mathess, Lead Consultant with Job Accommodation Network (JAN) will discuss the services that JAN provides to the public, emotional support and service animals and current COVID-19 accommodation issues.

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance (OFCCP) will provide an overview of the laws it enforces and inform attendees of their federally protected rights in the workplace.

Date: Thursday, July 14, 2022

Time:  2:00 p.m. (EST) to 3:00 p.m. (EST)

You must register in advance for this free webinar:

https://usdolee.webex.com/usdolee/onstage/g.php?MTID=e28eb14500de2c2e93fdf094a7b9920e4

 Click HERE for the full agenda

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. If you have any questions, please contact Marcel Baldwin at Baldwin.Marcel.D@dol.gov or (312) 596-7012.