Compliance

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Everything You Need to Be Prepared for an OFCCP Audit

Being a federal government contractor comes with responsibilities. The Office of the Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) ensures each contractor meets their compliance obligations concerning hiring and employment practices, including affirmative action, compensation and recordkeeping.

If the OFCCP audited your company, would you be prepared? Many companies find themselves...

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Top 3 OFCCP Violations of 2017 and How to Avoid Them in 2018

Infrastructure Improvement Initiative

Infrastructure is a big deal. So big, in fact, that the federal government plans to spend $1.5 trillion on repairing and upgrading America’s infrastructure in the hopes of creating jobs, expanding communities and ensuring safety of the structures we depend on for daily life. The budget will...

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3 Case Studies That Show How BirdDogHR Can Help Your Recruiting Process

When you have limited resources to complete projects, the recruiting process can feel like a burden. Creating, posting and distributing job ads is time-consuming. Keeping up with compliance issues is difficult.

It doesn’t have to be this way. BirdDogHR’s recruitment and ATS solution can improve your talent management process,...

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What You Need to Know About Recruitment and OFCCP Compliance

Eliminating gender, racial and ethnically-based discrimination in the workplace is a key priority for the OFCCP . All federal contractors are required to implement certain processes while recruiting new employees to ensure they are making good faith efforts with outreach to racial minorities, individuals with disabilities, individuals of all genders,...

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Ensure Workforce Safety as Busy Season Approaches

The busy season is rapidly approaching for construction companies. This means more federal contracts and projects, but also puts construction industry workers at an increased risk for injury. The construction industry is made up of approximately 6.5 million workers and has a higher fatal injury rate compared to the national...

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5 Tips to Tackle Compliance in 2017

Rules and regulations are constantly changing for federal contractors and subcontractors and that’s not something that’s going to change immediately in 2017. Contractors need to do what they can to ensure that their organization is compliant so they can be successful in the New Year.

Here are some tips...

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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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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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