NILG Chair Invitation to 2021 National Conference

Hello, fellow ILG Members!

As the NILG Board President, I wanted to personally reach out to invite you to attend our 2021 National Conference taking place August 1-4th in Nashville, Tennessee. Last year was tough on us all, and as we head toward some form of normalcy, we would love for everyone to join us in the Country Music Capital of the World for much-needed time to learn and reconnect with one another. New this year, we are offering a virtual, live broadcast option for those who are understandably not ready for in-person events. Rest assured if you choose to attend in-person that we will be taking all necessary precautions to host a safe and health-positive experience for all.

However you choose to attend, we promise to provide a highly educational and entertaining conference experience that is invaluable to your professional development efforts. Our recently announced program is packed with knowledgeable and experienced presenters ranging from practitioners and experts to government agency officials and inspirational keynotes, including HBO Vice President of Strategy and Education Carla Moore, and American Country Music Songwriter Chuck Cannon. I encourage you to check out our full conference agenda to see what we have in store.

We have a few different registration packages at varying price points, so please also take a look at those and please note that early-bird rates end on Friday, May 21st, so I recommend registering now to secure the best price, and don’t forget to book your hotel rooms as we are anticipating those sell out early. We currently have 60% of registrants expecting to be in Nashville.  Given the changing vaccine situation and travel restrictions, you will have up to 30 days before the conference to identify whether to attend live or virtually.  To help you justify your conference attendance, there are several resources at your disposal:

If you would like to show additional support, I welcome your ILG to sponsor the conference. Our team has crafted smaller packages that allow for additional visibility and awareness.

Thank you for your continued contributions to the federal contractor community, and on behalf of the Board, I thank you for your continued support of the NILG and helping us promote this year’s event to your audience.

Sincerely,

Anthony Kaylin

Webinar: Mental Health and Wellness in the Workplace

In partnership with the National Industry Liaison Group, the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), Merck, and EARN will share employment expertise and effective employer practices on mental health and wellness in the workplace.

Thursday, March 11, 2021 from 2-3pm EST

Speakers:

Diana Gulick, Associate Director, Benefits and Wellbeing, Merck

Nakisha Pugh, Senior Policy Advisor, ODEP

Click here to register for the event

Federal Contractor’s Recruitment Opportunities at Howard University

SAVE THE DATES!!! Howard University’s former Office of Career Services (OCS) has transitioned to The Center for Career and Professional Success (CCPS) and will be hosting the following virtual recruiting events to aide in their commitment to providing competitive, high-quality career services to recruiting partners. Employers will have opportunities to connect with a stream of qualified Howard University students through their newly established virtual programming. All employer events are being hosted via Handshake. See dates below. Registration for employers is currently open.

School of Business Career Expo – Friday, Feb., 12

All Majors Jobs and Internships Fair – Thurs., Feb. 25

Education Career Fair – April 15

For employer registration, visit https://howard.joinhandshake.com/register

For additional information, contact CCPS at careerservices@howard.edu | 202-806-7513

OFCCP Updates Scheduling Letter and Itemized Listing FAQ

The OFCCP has updated the scheduling letter and itemized listing FAQ at https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/faqs/scheduling-letters#Q1 to reflect NILG’s requests for:

  • 30 day extension for itemized listing materials
  • No more than 6 months of monitoring period data required
  • Return to language in prior FAQ for response to audits received in 11th month of plan year

This FAQ update was a big push by NILG led by Paul McGovern, Valerie Vickers and Cherise Robinson.    It took a while to get these changes so we are happy to see a positive response from OFCCP on this request!

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