OFCCP; New Contractor Portal

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) invites you to attend a webinar on February 1, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. EST on the registration process for OFCCP’s new Contractor Portal.

Federal contractors are required to take affirmative action to provide equal employment opportunity. Federal contractors meeting specific jurisdictional thresholds are required to develop a written Affirmative Action Program (AAP) under each of the laws enforced by OFCCP. Covered federal contractors must use the Contractor Portal to certify, on an annual basis, whether they have developed and maintained an AAP for each establishment and/or functional unit, as applicable.

On February 1, 2022, contractors may begin registering to access the portal. On March 31, 2022, contractors will be able to utilize the Contractor Portal’s certification feature to certify their AAP compliance. By June 30, 2022, existing contractors must certify whether they have developed and maintained an AAP for each establishment and/or functional unit, as applicable. New contractors have 120 days to develop their AAP(s) and must register and certify compliance through the Contractor Portal within 90 days of developing their AAP(s).

The Contractor Portal will allow multiple users from an individual organization to each register, manage records, and certify establishments.

During this webinar, they will cover: 
The mission of OFCCP
An overview of the Contractor Portal
A demonstration on how your company can register and update records on the platform
A question and answer session

To attend the webinar on February 1, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. EST please register using the WebEx link below: https://usdolevents.webex.com/usdolevents/onstage/g.php?MTID=e8f97d978fb570337d1d9925bd6fd7ab5

Please contact OFCCP with any questions and/or comments about the Contractor Portal at the following email address: OFCCPAppsSupport@dol.gov. Register for Webinar

Career Opportunity: Equity & Title IX Investigator at Virginia Tech

Equity & Title IX Investigator

Apply now

Job no: 518848
Work type: Administrative & Professional
Senior management: Senior VP & Chief Business Officer
Department: Equity and Access
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
Categories: Human Resources, Law / Enforcement / Compliance, Student Affairs / Services

Job Description
The Equity & Title IX Investigator is responsible for managing the day-to-day responsibilities associated with the University’s Title IX and civil rights investigations. When a complaint is filed, the Equity & Title IX Investigator will conduct a prompt and thorough investigation, which includes: identifying and interviewing witnesses, gathering and securing relevant documentation, and identifying other information. The investigator acts as a neutral party and provides a detailed, unbiased report regarding the findings of the investigation.

The position carries responsibilities that require some on-campus presence.

Required Qualifications

-Bachelor’s degree and experience conducting investigations.
-Demonstrated judgment with the ability to manage highly sensitive and confidential information;
-Demonstrated skills in the areas of conflict resolution, problem solving techniques, interviewing and investigation;
-Demonstrated ability to use analytical skills and the ability to assess and negotiate complex, highly sensitive situations; exceptional critical thinking skills demonstrated by the ability to analyze information, evaluate results, and facilitate resolution of difficult challenges, including the ability to handle issues of complex and extreme sensitivity;
-Demonstrated skills in writing concise, logical analytical reports to convey complex issues;
-Ability to maintain neutrality and work under stress;
-Demonstrated commitment to diversity and success in working with diverse constituencies, both domestic and international, to support an inclusive campus environment;
-Strong and effective interpersonal skills;
-The ability to listen well and demonstrate sensitivity to and respect for individual need;
-Ability to work as part of a university-wide community to resolve complaints in a neutral and sensitive manner;
-Ability to establish and maintain professional and productive working relationships with staff at all levels at the university;
-Ability to read and interpret complex legal documents;
-Demonstrated training experience

Preferred Qualifications

-Juris Doctorate degree or Master’s degree in a related field.
-Experience in an office of discrimination and harassment prevention or compliance is highly preferred;
-Professional experience conducting investigations in a university setting;
-Title IX Investigator training certification.
-Demonstrated experience present information and concepts to groups of individuals through workshops and meetings.

Appointment Type

Regular

Salary Information

mid- to high- $70,000s

Review Date

January 25, 2022

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check as well as documentation of COVID-19 vaccination or receive approval from the university for a vaccination exemption due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Julie Weaver at juliew19@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: January 4, 2022
Applications close: Open until filled

Developing and Implementing an Affirmative Action Program

PDTI’s CAAP Two Virtual Training Program Continues on Monday, January 10th with Developing and Implementing an Affirmative Action Program
AAAED’s Professional Development and Training Institute (PDTI) continues with “CAAP Two Virtual: Developing and Implementing an Affirmative Action Program (D&I)” on January 10, 2022. This is the second of the three courses leading to the Certified Affirmative Action Professional (CAAP) credential.  This course concentrates on the development and implementation of Affirmative Action Programs (AAPs) set forth in Executive Order 11246. The course will cover the law of affirmative action (constitutional, statutory, and regulatory), and will teach participants how to develop and implement an AAP pursuant to U.S. Department of Labor regulations that govern federal contractors.  Participants will learn about job group formation, labor market availability determinations, incumbency assessments, goal establishment and attainment, analytical tools, record keeping requirements, and Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) compliance evaluations. This course will also have a special focus on the development and implementation of Affirmative Action Programs for Veterans and the Disabled. To receive the CAAP take all three courses: 1) EEO and Affirmative Action Law, 2) Developing and Implementing an Affirmative Action Program, and 3) Complaint Processing, Counseling, and Resolution. Each class is 16 hours in length and will be held two hours a week, twice a week for four weeks. You may enroll in one, two, or three courses at a time. The CAAP credential is a symbol of excellence and attests to the expertise of the professional who holds it. PDTI’s educational programs are designed to enhance legal knowledge and technical and administrative skills in equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, and diversity and to ensure that EEO/AA/Diversity professionals remain current in issues affecting their profession. Who should enroll? EEO and affirmative action professionals, Labor and Employment lawyers, human resources professionals with affirmative action in their portfolios, EEO/AA consultants, state and local government staff with EEO/AA in their portfolios, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) professionals, and others who wish to develop legally-defensible employment policies and diversity goals. Find the class schedule for these courses and visit our AAAED PDTI web page at PDTI Training.

Developing and Implementing an Affirmative Action Program
(January 10, 2021 – February 2, 2022)
Registration Link and Schedule: Developing and Implementing
Faculty: Sandra K. Hueneman, Sr. CAAP
Manchester Consultants
 
Complaint Processing, Counseling and Resolution
(February 14, 2022 – March 9, 2022)
Registration Link and Schedule: Complaint Processing
Faculty: Margo Foreman, M.P.H., Clark University, Mass.
 
AAAED Members receive a 30% discount. CODE: AAAAPDTI
Courses are conducted via GoToTraining.
For more information, email: pdti@aaaed.org or telephone: 202-349-9855.
To join AAAED click here: Join AAAED
 
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OFCCP Introduces New Contractor Portal

On August 31, 2021, the Office of Management and Budget approved the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ (OFCCP) information collection request for the Affirmative Action Program Verification Interface, through a new online portal, referred to as the Contractor Portal. Covered federal contractors and subcontractors (“contractors”) must use this portal to certify, on an annual basis, whether they have developed and maintained an affirmative action program for each establishment and/or functional unit, as applicable. In addition, the Contractor Portal will provide a secure portal for scheduled contractors to submit to OFCCP their Affirmative Action Program(s) during compliance evaluations.  

On Feb. 1, 2022, contractors may begin registering for access to the portal. OFCCP will also send an e-mail to each covered federal contractor in its jurisdiction whose email information is available in its system inviting them to register.

On March 31, 2022, contractors will be able to utilize the certification feature in the portal to certify their AAP compliance.  

By June 30, 2022, existing contractors must certify whether they have developed and maintained an affirmative action program for each establishment and/or functional unit, as applicable.

More information about registration and certification will be forthcoming in the next few months.

Additional information on the Contractor Portal, including Frequently Asked Questions, can be found on OFCCP’s Contractor Portal Landing Page.

Contractor Portal

“BRING A FRIEND EVENT”

2021 ILG National Conference Recap –The Trends to Watch in EEO/AA and DEI

Thursday, September 30, 2021 – 10:00am – 12:00pm

You are invited to a webinar featuring Lynn Clements, Director of Audit and HR Services for Berkshire Associates.

Lynn Clements, Esq. of Berkshire Associates will be offering her analysis of some of the most important takeaways from the 2021 ILG National Conference, held in-person and virtually from Nashville, Tennessee this year.

What trends kept reappearing throughout the conference agenda? What were the key compliance initiatives that employers should focus on?

Attendees can expect to learn about:

• OFCCP and EEOC enforcement priorities

• Pending regulatory, policy and audit updates, and how you should prepare for any changes

• EEO and DEI trends to watch

• A list of compliance action items for your organization during the Biden administration

This information session will benefit not only the Affirmative Action professional, but many of your colleagues in HR, EEO and DEI. Share this invitation to keep them all informed!

Click here to register for the event

New EEO Census Data Available for AAP Development

Earlier this year, the U.S. Census Bureau began releasing new data tables that federal contractors use to conduct availability analysis when determining whether to establish placement goals for women and minorities as part of their affirmative action programs (AAPs). 

This new Equal Employment Opportunity Tabulation (EEO Tab) is based on 2014-2018 census data and has been released on a rolling basis for the past few months along with guidance from Census, including crosswalks that show changes from the 2006-2010 EEO Tabulation to the new 2014-2018 EEO Tabulation.

Now that the 2014-2018 EEO Tabulation is ready to use for AAP development, OFCCP has posted a notice on its website requiring federal contractors to use the 2014-2018 EEO Tabulation for AAPs developed on or after January 1, 2022. Frequently Asked Questions are also available on OFCCP’s website.

OFCCP will hold training for contractors covering basic information – such as what the EEO Tabulation is, how it is developed, why it is necessary to use – as well as detailed information on how to navigate the tabulation along with a live demonstration. Be on the lookout for more information on the training dates soon.

Click here for EEO Tabulation Resources and Updates

Save the Date!

Join us for our Q3 Virtual Chapter Meeting on Thursday, August 19th from 10:30 am – 2:00 pm

Meeting Agenda

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Emerging Employee Relations Issues in the Age of Social Unrest

Employee Relations LIVE Free Roundtable Webinar

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

11 am-12:30 pm

Sponsored by the Employee and Labor Relations Academy

As we have seen different societal and political issues enter our discourse in society, they have begun to emerge in our workplaces. Join us for this 90-minute webinar to explore the impact of COVID, Racial Injustice, Return to Work, Amazon Organizing Efforts and other important social issues to our workplaces and how to prepare and/or deal with them.

To register

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7769831273320342027

May 13, 2021 Phila ILG Meeting

Below are the connection options for the May 13th Quarterly Meeting. Please note the meeting is scheduled 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM. The agenda is included below.

We hope you can join us.

Microsoft Teams meeting

Join on your computer or mobile app

Click here to join the meeting

Join with a video conferencing device

278637231@t.plcm.vc

Video Conference ID: 114 068 189 9

Alternate VTC dialing instructions

Or call in (audio only)

+1 202-847-6182,,387989277#  

Phone Conference ID: 387 989 277#

AGENDA

11:30 am – 11:40 am Welcome & Opening Remarks
Allison Fantine, Philadelphia Liberty ILG Chair
— Role of Secretary, PILG Board
11:40 am – 12:30 pm Legal Perspective
Loss of Focus? What OFCCP’s Discontinuation of Focused Reviews Means for Contractors
Matthew Camardella, Principal, Jackson Lewis P.C.
12:30 pm – 12:45 pm OFCCP Updates
Edward J. Rogers, Philadelphia District Director
US Department of Labor – Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
12:45 pm – 1:50 pm EEOC & OFCCP
Hiring Vets: How, Why and Best Practices, A Panel Discussion
Panelists: Mary Tiernan, EEOC, Training and Outreach Coordinator
Joanne Bell, PACareerLink/VETS,
Local Veteran Employment Representative (LVER)
Moderator: Edward J. Rogers, OFCCP, Philadelphia District Director
1:50 pm – 2:00 pm Closing Comments
–Upcoming Quarterly Meetings – August 19, 2021 and November 18, 2021