Playing Field for Federal Contractors Has Changed

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has made a number of changes in the last couple of months that have changed the landscape of the playing field for federal contractors. If you are a federal contractor there are several changes that have been made that you need to be aware of because they …

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Demographics Alert: Black Women In the Workforce

Here is a bit of “environmental scanning” for you. According to a recent story in Workforce Magazine black women have borne the brunt of job loss since the ressession began. Eliza Ronalds-Hanson writes in Black Women Lost More Jobs During Recovery ” While the recession hit black men harder than any other group, the economic …

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An Important HR Skill: Question Your Assumptions

Question your assumptions. This was advice that Brian Tracy gave in his latest newsletter. He said “…to question your assumptions, both spoken and unspoken, is a key mark of the superior person.” I will go a step further and say it is the mark of a superior HR professional and a necessary skill. We all …

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The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA): Not Your Standard Discrimination Law

Most people know that age is a “protected” category in discrimination law. The ADEA (Age Discrimination in Employment Act) is the law that amended the Title VII of the Civil Rights of 1964 to add age as a protected categroy, but did you know there are several things about that make it different than the …

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Federal Contractor Alert: OFCCP Changes Regarding Vets Affirmative Action

Just as the rest of the Department of Labor is making changes we now get changes from the OFCCP (Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs) regarding affirmative action. Both Seyfarth Shaw and Freeman Mathis & Gary have sent out summaries of the proposed changes from the OFCCP. I am not going to cover the entire …

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