A Wave of Change – the Year in Review, and A Look Ahead! 2018 was a year of major change for OFCCP – a change in the agency’s leadership, and
A Wave of Change – the Year in Review, and A Look Ahead! 2018 was a year of major change for OFCCP – a change in the agency’s leadership, and changes in some of the policies guiding the contract compliance program. Through a series of new program initiatives and policy directives, the agency is seeking to transform itself and the contract compliance program.
Some of the initiatives and policy directives touch on issues involving the legal rights and obligations of contractors under the contract compliance program. Others are more in the nature of enhancing the relationship between the agency and contractors.
A major feature of the Seminar will be a discussion of these new initiatives and policy directives, with a checklist outlining the effect they have on the contractor community.
OFCCP Audits. Several legal and practical considerations come into play when a company receives a notice that they have been selected for an OFCCP Compliance Evaluation (audit). Included in the program will be a review and update on OFCCP’s Compliance Evaluation Program – the new “transparency” in the audit selection process, the types and phases of audits, strategies for managing the audit to a “successful” outcome, and OFCCP enforcement trends and practices.
Basic EEO/AAP. The session will include an overview of basic EEO and AAP concepts, principles, and regulatory requirements through a review of a typical AAP. Topics to be covered at a high level will include recordkeeping, government filings, self-identification process, applicant tracking, notice postings, affirmative action outreach, adverse impact analysis, and pay discrimination analysis.
Attendees will benefit from lively class discussion and up-to-date information from Seminar Leaders who are experts in affirmative action program compliance.
Gary Siniscalco, Senior Counsel and Co-Chair of the EEO & OFCCP Compliance Group, has significant experience advising clients on complex employment litigation and advisory matters. He has particular experience in counseling and litigation defense for clients on equal opportunity, affirmative action (OFCCP) compliance,
wrongful discharge, wage-and-hour matters and in working with companies on crossborder employment issues.
Gary has handled numerous class actions, pattern and practice cases and government audits, in court and before the EEOC and Department of Labor. He brings a particularly unique perspective to clients on matters involving the EEOC, having served as regional counsel and senior trial attorney for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in San Francisco prior to joining Orrick.
Salvador T. “Tony” Perkins, is Vice President & General Manager of Gerstco. He has over twenty years of experience in advising corporate managers on human resources and equal employment law matters.
For ten and one-half years, Mr. Perkins was engaged in private law practice as a partner in the Washington, D.C. firm of McGuiness, Norris & Williams, specializing in equal employment law. He was elected Secretary of the Equal Employment Advisory Council (EEAC), a non-profit association of major corporate employers affiliated with the law firm, and served as counsel to EEAC’s EEO/AA Compliance Committee. In this capacity, he provided counsel and advice to EEAC’s member companies on a wide variety of employment law issues. Mr. Perkins also served as EEAC’s principal trainer, developing and delivering a full curriculum of training programs for managers and human resources professionals on compliance with employment discrimination laws and regulations.
Mr. Perkins is co-author of Developing Effective Affirmative Action Plans, 5th Edition, and Equity at Work: A Manager’s Guide to Fair Employment Laws and Practices, 2nd Edition, both published by EEAC.
Prior to joining the law firm, Mr. Perkins spent ten years in private industry and the non-profit sector as a human resources professional, serving as a generalist with responsibility for directing the activities of the full HR department, and as a specialist in employee relations and equal employment opportunity compliance. His experience includes developing and implementing effective EEO policies and affirmative action plans, representing employers before federal and state enforcement agencies, and handling grievance and arbitration proceedings. He has worked in a variety of organizations including financial services, aerospace, and engineering and computer services.
Mr. Perkins received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Howard University in 1972, and a Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1977. He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and the Federal courts.
In order to efficiently prepare and file the required EEO-1 reports for 2018, workforce data must be gathered and prepared no later than December 31st, 2018. The provides the necessary
In order to efficiently prepare and file the required EEO-1 reports for 2018, workforce data must be gathered and prepared no later than December 31st, 2018. The provides the necessary data for the EEO-1 reports which must be submitted by March 31, 2019.