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  • Accelerating and Improving Veteran Recruitment
    by Barbara Humpton, Mike Starich - March 19, 2019
    The competition to hire veterans continues to be fierce. While many factors have brought us to this point, initiatives such as the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) and private sector coalitions such as JPMorgan's 100,000 Jobs Mission have helped to ignite enthusiasm to hire service members. Today, the unemployment rate for veterans remains at near historic lows. Companies that embrace th...
  • Do the Supreme Court’s Holdings in <i>Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes</i> Apply to OFCCP? (Part 2)
    by Bill Doyle - March 19, 2019
    As we discussed in the introductory article in this series, OFCCP has argued that certain of the Supreme Court's pattern or practice holdings in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, 564 U.S. 338 (2011), do not apply because the Agency is arguably not subject to the Rule 23 requirement of demonstrating that 'there are questions of law or fact common to the class.' OFCCP's argument is that the pertinent holdings of Dukes a...
  • Hires, Promotions and Terminations – Counting the Right Numbers …Compiling Data in Answer to Question 18 in OFCCP’s
    by Ellen Shong-Bergman - March 19, 2019
    This article is prompted by two recent questions received on LocalJobNetwork's 'Ask the Experts' online forum. Space there doesn't permit the sort of information that this rather complicated issue demands, hence this article which will address a number of important questions other readers might also have. For example, one question queried whether to capture the data on an internal selection as a 'hire' – the p...
  • On Tap at OFCCP:  Posting of CSALs and Focused Reviews
    by Heather Miller, Cara Crotty - March 19, 2019
    Coffee, Check! Keys, Check! On the OFCCP CSAL List? Check Online! Get ready to have a legitimate business-related reason to increase your screen time! On February 22, 2019, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs announced by email bulletin that the agency will post the next round of Corporate Scheduling Announcement Letters online — instead of mailing the letters, as it has done for years. In fact, as con...
  • The Forgotten Regulations
    by Bill Osterndorf - March 19, 2019
    The last five years have been a time of monumental change for the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). Five major regulatory changes to the federal affirmative action regulations went into effect between 2014 and 2016, and 13 new directives have been issued since February of 2018. We have never seen a period at OFCCP when so many new initiatives have been announced and so ma...
  • The OFCCP Digest Volume 9, Issue 3
    by LocalJobNetwork™ - March 19, 2019
    96 The OFCCP Digest is a complimentary resource for federal contractors on topics of Affirmative Action, EEO, and government compliance....
  • Top Ten Career and Work Myths
    by Debra Wheatman - March 19, 2019
    The workplace is a place of social interaction, complete with power dynamics, cliques, popular kids, and of course, its own mythology. As with any myth, the reason workplace or career myths come to be is due in part to their believability and in part because of their pervasiveness. A concerted effort in critical thinking can help to validate or dispel some common myths. Here are my top ten work/career words of dubious wisd...
  • Top Ten Career and Work Myths
    by Debra Wheatman - March 19, 2019
    The workplace is a place of social interaction, complete with power dynamics, cliques, popular kids, and of course, its own mythology. As with any myth, the reason workplace or career myths come to be is due in part to their believability and in part because of their pervasiveness. A concerted effort in critical thinking can help to validate or dispel some common myths. Here are my top ten work/career words of dubious wisd...
  • Be a Quester: Adapt a New Attitude to Succeed
    by Carole Kanchier - March 18, 2019
    Who are Questers? What personality traits enable them to succeed? What gives them inspiration and courage to pursue causes important to them? Could you do the same? Are you a Quester? Take the Quester Quiz: http://www.questersdaretochange.com/services-2/quester-quiz/ Questers, who have been around for centuries, represent all ages and backgrounds. They’re not perfect, but possess many characteristics need...
  • What Will the Supply Chain Strategy of the Future Look Like?
    by Alexandra Levit - March 15, 2019
    Supply chain management is evolving right alongside technology and the growing needs of a global marketplace. Take a look at the changes businesses can expect to see in the next decade, and how it may affect your supply chain strategy. There's a significant amount of change taking place in business today, and it requires owners to avoid disruption to their supply chain strategy. Supply chain management plans will ne...