NILG Webinar – EEO-1 Filing in 2018

NILG Webinar Alert

Registration Now Open!

“The EEO-1 Filing in 2018 – What You Need to Know”
February 22, 2018 – 2:00 PM EST

Join us as Ms. Benita Marsh of the EEOC goes over various areas and issues of the EEO-1 reporting, including discussing the:

·         New Application

·         New Payroll Period

·         New Due Date

·         And reviewing the processes, including:
– Method of filing
– On-line filing application
– Data-file upload
– Importance of filing correctly: establishment locations
– Filing restrictions regarding same Address, EINs, NAICS

Please register at:                  

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2616176156612611330

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

OFCCP Scheduling Letters to be Mailed Beginning March 19, 2018 !

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued a new set of Corporate Scheduling Announcement Letters (CSAL) on February 1, 2018. The notices provide selected contractors with advance notice their establishment has been selected to undergo a compliance evaluation of their affirmative action regulatory requirements.

While a CSAL provides advanced notice of an audit, a scheduling letter, with an Itemized Listing, initiates the actual evaluation process. According to OFCCP, they will begin sending formal scheduling letters to the recently identified establishments beginning March 19, 2018.

Contractors have 30 days from the receipt of the scheduling letter and Itemized Listing to send their written affirmative action plan (AAP) and supporting documents to the OFCCP.

What Should Contractors Do Now?
Contractors can be proactive by:

  1. Notifying Human Resources or other designated point of contact at the identified location to be on the lookout for the official scheduling letter, which is sent by certified mail;
  2. Identifying whether any selected establishment was reviewed in the last five years since OFCCP‘s website indicated establishments reviewed in the past five years would not be scheduled; and
  3. Reviewing the AAP for the location under review to ensure compliance and resolve any issues that may arise in the audit.

Announcing Recent Enhancements to  NILG’s Website!

Announcing Recent Enhancements to
NILG’s Website!

The NILG continues to improve its website and offer helpful resources to members.  To that end, the NILG has added an Advancing Disability Employment page below the Resources tab at the top of the main page.  This new page offers a variety of resources and tools to advance disability employment among ILG members, including links to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and the Employer Assistance and Resource Network (EARN) on Disability Inclusion.

In addition, this page features a new toolkit for disability inclusion in the workplace and a section devoted to disability employment success stories among ILG members.  A direct result of our alliance with ODEP, The Disability Inclusion Toolkit addresses topics such as federal disability laws and accessibility and outlines a range of effective strategies that employers, including federal contractors and sub-contractors, can use to recruit, hire, retain, and advance skilled workers with disabilities. “Including people with disabilities in the workplace leads to innovation,” said ODEP’s Deputy Assistant Secretary Jennifer Sheehy.  “Together, NILG and ODEP are working to expand access to resources and information that foster an inclusive workforce and increase employment opportunities for people with disabilities.”

Please follow the link herein to this new resources page. http://www.nationalilg.org/resources/odep-news/.  If you have any questions or comments, please direct them to Kevin Carpenter  –kcarpent@wellsfargo.com .

As the NILG continues to provide disability inclusion resources to members through this alliance, we would like to hear from you regarding additional information and resources that would help you in your efforts to build a workplace where all workers succeed.  We can add these valuable resources to our page from which all members can enjoy the benefits.

Agenda Announced for 2018 National Conference in Anaheim

ILG National Conference July 31 – August 3, 2018

Good news: The summary agenda for the 2018 Industry Liaison Group National Conference in Anaheim, California, has just been released! Check it out online. Here are some highlights:

  • Presentations from national and regional leaders at the OFCCP and EEOC.
  • Topics such as compensation analysis, affirmative action audits, outreach and recruiting, implicit bias, big data, and apprenticeship initiatives.
  • Back by popular demand, plenary sessions covering pay equity, a review of major developments at the OFCCP, a legal panel, and an OFCCP panel.
  • Among the 60 breakout sessions offered during the first three days of the conference, 14 feature contractors describing best practices at their organizations and 6 focus on issues specific to higher education.
  • Luncheon keynote presentations by John Quiñones (ABC News Anchor and Host of “What Would You Do?”) and Cleve Jones (LGBTQ Rights Activist and founder of the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt).
REGISTER NOW!
Both new and seasoned practitioners will benefit from this important conference, where federal contractors, industry experts, and government officials from the Department of Labor and EEOC share ideas and information on affirmative action compliance, equal employment opportunity, and diversity and inclusion. Companies of all sizes, including the largest federal contractors in the nation, attend this event each year.

  • Preconference: Tuesday, July 31, 2018, all day.
  • Main Conference: All day Wednesday, August 1, through noon on Friday, August 3, 2018. Mark your calendar to attend both, for the full experience of all 3½ days.
  • Registration: Early Bird registration ends May 23, 2018 – register today to save! Group discounts are available for three or more registrations. Visit the conference website for information on rates and how to get your group discount code.
  • Location: Anaheim Marriott (just a few blocks from California Adventure Park and Disneyland!). The hotel rate is $199.00 per night, from July 28 through August 4, 2018.Book your room today. There are three nearby airports: John Wayne Airport-Orange County (SNA) is 14 miles from the hotel; Long Beach Airport (LGB) is 18 miles from the hotel; and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is 35 miles from the hotel.
  • Sponsorships: Great opportunities for sponsorships are still available. View the sponsorship opportunities list for a list of sponsorship items and contact information for our sponsorship committee co-chairs.

EEOC ANNOUNCES TWO HIGH-LEVEL STAFF APPOINTMENTS

EEOC ANNOUNCES TWO HIGH-LEVEL STAFF APPOINTMENTS

McCallister and Williamson to Lead Two Key District Offices

Jan. 31, 2018

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced the appointment of two career federal employees to key Senior Executive Service (SES) mana­gerial positions at the agency. The SES is a federal government personnel program in which civil service employees serve at various agencies at a level just below the top presidential appointees. Belinda F. McCallister is the new director of the Dallas District Office, and Jamie Williamson has entered federal service as the new director of the Philadelphia District Office.

McCallister, currently acting district director in Dallas, is a 27-year employee of the EEOC. She started her career in 1990 as a student intern, and held progressively higher positions moving steadily through the clerical, investigator, supervisory and managerial ranks, achieving an appointment as area director for the El Paso Office, and subsequently deputy district director in Dallas. During her tenure with the EEOC, McCallister has been the recipient of numerous agency awards.

An active participant of the agency’s outreach education programs since 1995, McCallister regularly presents to employer groups, special emphasis groups, non-profits and student organizations. She also has steered the development of many important enforcement cases.

McCallister, a Texas National Guard veteran, is a graduate of Dallas Baptist University, where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in business administration. She also holds a master’s degree from Southern Methodist University in conflict management and dispute resolution.

Williamson comes to the EEOC with vast experience in civil rights.  She is an experienced agency leader with significant history of improving and transforming organizations.  Williamson was appointed to the Massachusetts Commission Against Dis­crim­ination (MCAD) in 2010 and became its Chair in 2014.  She served in that position until accepting the appointment as the EEOC’s Philadelphia District director. Prior to joining the MCAD, Williamson was the exec­utive director of the Massa­chu­setts Fair Housing Center, a private non-profit fair housing organ­ization serving central and western Massachusetts. In 2005, Williamson was appointed by the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts to serve on the state’s Access to Justice Commission. That commission was created by the Supreme Court to provide leadership, vision, and coordination in assuring access to civil justice for families and individuals in the Commonwealth.

Williamson has lectured and conducted seminars on fair housing, employment law and civil rights enforcement to public and private housing organizations, real estate agents, chambers of commerce, attorneys and government officials. She is a frequent guest lecturer at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Smith College and Western New England School of Law. In 1995, Williamson became the first African‐American woman to serve on the Pittsfield City Council and the first African-American to serve at-large. Over the years, she has served on the boards of several community and charitable organizations including the Red Cross, the Berkshire Medical Center, the Rotary and the Norman Rockwell Museum. She is a graduate of Smith College in Northampton, Mass.

“My goal is to continue our pursuit of justice in the communities we serve. We cannot just stand by; we must continue to stand up and ensure that every individual is afforded equal opportunities in the workplace,” said McCallister.

Williamson said, “I’m excited and honored to join the Philadelphia District Office. I look forward to working with the incredibly talented staff and business community to carry out the EEOC’s mission to stop and remedy unlawful employment discrimination.”

The EEOC’s Dallas District Office includes the San Antonio Field Office and the El Paso Area Office and has jurisdiction over North, Central, West, and South Texas and Southern New Mexico.  The EEOC’s Philadelphia District Office encompasses the states of Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, and part of the state of Ohio and includes the Baltimore Field Office, the Cleveland Field Office and the Pittsburgh Area Office.

The EEOC advances opportunity in the workplace by enforcing federal laws prohibiting employ­ment discrimination. More information is available at www.eeoc.gov.  Stay connected with the latest EEOC news by subscribing to our email updates.

New OFCCP Director Identified

The U.S. Department of Labor has quietly identified a new Director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. An industry news outlet is reporting DOL has confirmed Ondray T. Harris will be the new head of the agency. A new update to OFCCP’s website lists him as the Director of the Agency. Interim Director Tom Dowd is listed as the Deputy Director.

According to his LinkedIn profile, Director Harris has been in a Senior Advisor role with the Department of Labor since this Summer. Immediately prior to that he was a consultant in the Washing D.C. area. From 2011 to 2013, Harris served as the Executive Director of the Public Employee Relations Board, a “quasi-judicial independent agency that adjudicates labor cases among agencies, labor unions, and union members.” During the George W. Bush administration, Director Harris was a deputy chief of employment litigation at the Justice Department where he litigated cases “on behalf of the U.S. and military personnel” and “directed and reviewed investigations conducted by the sections attorneys for Title VII and — USERRA cases.” Director Harris began his career in the Virginia Attorney General’s office, where he spent a number of years consulting with agencies and their counsel on employment law issues and “litigated Title VII, Title VI, ADA, ADEA, First Amendment matters, and other employment law cases.”

New Chapter Officers Elected for 2018

At our November meeting we elected new officers for 2018. Congratulations to all.

Chair: Jo Bennett, Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLC

Co-Vice Chairs: Allison Fantine, TD Bank and Andrew Ransome, Prudential Insurance Co.

Secretary: Madelaine Cornell-d’Echert, American Water Works Company

Treasurer: Nzinga Maddox, Lincoln Financial Group

 

Committees

Membership: Cheryl Casciano, NJ Dept. of Labor

Programs: Renee Byrd, ThermoFisher Scientific

Public Relations/Social Media: Joyce Pratt, T&J Associates of New Jersey LLC

Legislative: Matt Camardella, Jackson Lewis LLP

 

Call for EEOC’s 2018 EXCEL Workshop Proposals

Call for EXCEL 2018 Workshop Proposals

As we plan for an exciting 21th year of providing cutting-edge education for EEO professionals, we are pleased to invite you to participate in the 2018 Call for Presenters.

Our Theme for the 21th EXCEL Conference is Training, Compliance and Beyond. The EXCEL Conference will be held on July 10-12, 2018 in Washington, DC. If you have already submitted a proposal, THANK YOU! If you haven’t, it’s not too late. The submission deadline is December 11, 2017.

We are seeking EEO professionals, industry consultants, professional speakers and trainers, and industry suppliers who can expand the knowledge base of the attendee, presenting new twists on an old idea/practice, solutions to a new challenge, best practices or new trends. Attendees should leave with knowledge, ideas, tools and know-how that will help them excel in their jobs and bring value to their organizations.

The Presenter Proposal Form must be completed and received by December 11, 2017, for consideration. Click here “Presenter Proposal Form” for direct access to the on-line form. Additional information for potential presenters can be found at “Presenter Proposal Information Sheet”.

If you have problems with either of the forms, please contact the EEOC Training Institute at www.eeotraining.eeoc.gov or by phone at (703) 291-0880(866) 446-0940 or (800) 828-1120 (TTY) using the Virginia Relay Service.

For information regarding exhibiting at the conference, contact Mary Tiernan at mary.tiernan@eeoc.gov or Michael Rojas at michael.rojas@eeoc.gov. Thank you for your interest in speaking at the 2018 EXCEL Conference. We look forward to receiving your proposal.