The Fox OFCCP Report
by John Fox, Esq. - Feb, 2012
February 2012 Why OFCCP Audits of Compensation Are Entirely Different From Those Alleging a Failure of Affirmative Action or a Failure To Hire…and the "Tough Row to Hoe" which lies ahead for Both OFCCP and Federal Contractors as to Compensation Audits Friends: This is my second column for LocalJobNetwork.com discussing OFCCP developments. I appreciate the overwhelmingly generous response to my first column. This...
Take Action Now to Recruit Persons with Disabilities
by Jacquelyn Peterson - Feb, 2012
The primary legislation concerning persons with disabilities is Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and it has parallels with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 was created to specifically prohibit discrimination against persons with disabilities. It requires contractors or subcontractors who have more than $10,000 in federal contracts to employ and advanc...
OFCCP Proposes Utilization Goal for Disabled Individuals
by Stephanie Thomas, Ph.D. - Feb, 2012
Do you have a handle on the number of disabled employees in your workforce? Under a new rule, you may have to set a utilization goal for individuals with disabilities. The OFCCP has proposed some revisions to Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, and some experts are calling these proposed revisions "game changers." One of the proposed changes would establish a goal of 7% workforce utilization for individuals with disa...
Proposed Revised Scheduling Letter: Job Title and Race/Ethnicity Data
by Sandra Zeigler, Esq. - Feb, 2012
If OFCCP's proposed revised scheduling letter is approved anytime in 2012, it will ask you to submit your 2011 AAP data. If your AAP year tracks the calendar year, this is the data you are reviewing now. From the time you receive a scheduling letter, you have 30 days to submit your written affirmative action program along with the documents specified in the enclosed itemized listing. OFCCP has proposed few changes to the...
The OFCCP Digest Archives
by Local JobNetwork™ - Feb, 2012
The OFCCP Digest is a complimentary resource for those who do business with the federal government. Industry leaders from throughout the country share their expertise on a range of topics including affirmative action, equal employment opportunity, and government compliance. --> To subscribe to The OFCCP Digest, enter your email address then click 'Add' or s...
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3 Ways to Reinvent Yourself on LinkedIn
by Lindsey Pollak - Feb, 2012
We’re already a month into 2012 and most job seekers have given up on their lofty New Year’s resolutions. If you’re in this boat, don’t despair! Instead, use LinkedIn — and a few trusted friends or colleagues — to help you make the change you desire. Over the years I’ve observed the ways that people use LinkedIn to change career direction or perk up a slumping job search. Here are my three favorite reinvention tips: 1....
Get a Job or Retire?
by Betty Cohen - Feb, 2012
With the national unemployment rate currently hovering over 8%, I am still seeing a significant number of clients who are experiencing the adverse effects of suddenly becoming unemployed. Upon losing a job, one possible early outcome of that loss can be the commonly expressed feeling of paralysis or numbness, a sense of being stuck, with an inability to move forward and take some constructive action. For clients soon approac...
5 Ways Teens Can Shine in a Summer Job Interview
by Marcia Robinson - Feb, 2012
Some students are thinking beyond their spring break plans and wondering about how to land a summer job. Summer jobs have been scarce in the last several years. Not just because the number of summer job opportunities are less, but also because older adults are snagging some of the jobs typically reserved for student employment. In July 2011, the Department of Labor reported that the share of young people employed was 48.8%. I...
13 of the Toughest Interview Questions
by Thomas J. Denham - Feb, 2012
The interview is the final stage before a job offer is made, so you must give an absolute command performance. Success means getting a perfect A+. Anything less and you come in second place. There is often a question behind the question, so answer their underlining concern. Here is my tough questions list. Study them carefully and develop your own tailored responses using examples. 1. Tell me about yourself. - This is...
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