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The Challenge of Compliance in the Construction Industry

Compliance standards require regular monitoring by construction companies, and any manager in the industry is familiar with the levels of compliance laid out by the United States Department of Labor. That compliance includes everything from meeting occupational health and safety standards to protecting the rights of specialized construction employees such...

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Building A Diverse Workforce

There’s no better way to reflect the world we live through your company in than by ensuring that you employ a diverse range of staff. Having a diverse workforce pays dividends for both company morale and employee retention. Our VP of Operations, Michelle Stedman, explores the importance of diversity in the workplace.

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Urgent Bulletin: Recruiting & Compliance

As race, gender, disability, and veteran unemployment rates remain high, the OFCCP has made it their priority to end discrimination over minority groups during the recruiting process. Many federal contractors main challenge is remaining compliant as the OFCCP makes policy changes. Recruiting software can keep up with changing compliance regulations...

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OFCCP Sample AAP Page

The OFCCP has posted a new Sample Affirmative Action Programs Web page that contractors subject to Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) may find useful. The new page contains sample transition year Section 503 and VEVRAA AAPs that show...

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President Obama and the OFCCP: Looking Ahead to 2015 and Beyond

In our last two posts, we examined key actions taken by the OFCCP in 2014 through the lens of President Obama’s ambitious agenda. While some OFCCP actions have reflected Mr. Obama’s priorities, others have actually resulted directly from Executive Orders. Between the OFCCP’s actions, Mr. Obama’s Executive Orders and statements...

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President Obama and the OFCCP: 2014 in Review – Part II

In Part I of this post we examined the close connection between the OFCCP’s focus on pay equity and the hiring of veterans and individuals with disabilities (IWD’s) in 2014 and President Obama’s agenda. We continue here by comparing the President’s agenda and actions regarding LGBT workers and other, more...

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President Obama and the OFCCP: 2014 in Review – Part I

Every year we like to provide you, our readers in the federal contracting community, with a year-in-review and look ahead to the coming year to ensure that you are aware of trends that could impact your business. Typically, that means reviewing the OFCCP’s stated goals against its actions and then...