Its about one month since OFCCP’s new rules covering Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities became effective and the agency is starting to vigorously enforce the new rules.  Combined that with OFCCP’s increasingly aggressive enforcement of Directive 307 – which sets forth the agency’s new approach to investigating employers’ compensation systems for systemic discrimination – and there’s much employers need to learn and do differently to respond to the audits OFCCP has initiated across the country.

With that in mind, my colleague Lynn Clements and I will be faculty presenters at the OFCCP Institute’s Annual Summit next month in DC.  See below for details.  Hope to see you there.


The OFCCP Institute co-chairs and faculty invite you to the 2014 Annual Summit. This year’s program has a full day of basic training followed by two days of advanced training.

The presenters include:

The Institute co-chairs: David Cohen, David Fortney and Mickey Silberman.

The following members from The Institute’s newly announced faculty:

  • Michael G. Aamodt, Ph.D. from DCI Consulting Group
  • Lynn A. Clements, Esq. from Jackson Lewis P.C.
  • Shafeeqa Watkins Giarratani, Esq. from Fulbright & Jaworski LLP
  • Valerie J. Hoffman, Esq. from Seyfarth Shaw, LLP
  • Leslie E. Silverman, Esq. from Fortney & Scott, LLC
  • W. Carter Younger, Esq. from McGuireWoods, LLP

This one day session provides the basics on federal contractor EEO and affirmative action compliance obligations. This session establishes the foundation for attendees to participate in the advanced training program offered immediately thereafter, or provides a refresher course for the more advanced compliance professional.

During the two-day advanced session, the conference co-chairs and faculty will provide detailed updates on the latest regulatory, audit and enforcement developments of the OFCCP, including:

  • Updates on compliance with the new disability (Section 503) and veterans (4212) regulations and how the OFCCP is enforcing these provisions.
  • The Agency’s latest approach to compensation discrimination enforcement and insights into conducting a successful proactive compensation analysis.
  • OFCCP audit and enforcement trends, including a discussion of OFCCP hiring discrimination claims and the Agency’s investigations and preliminary analyses.
  • An overview of the key developments of the OFCCP with a look at their recent directives, initiatives and publications including the new Background Check Directive and a review of 2013 OFCCP Conciliation Agreements.

Faculty and co-chairs also will provide in-depth insights into challenges facing every federal contractor and provide recommendations on successful compliance practices. Additionally, we have invited distinguished guest speakers, and there will be ample opportunity for networking and discussions of best practices. Attendees will come away with the tools and knowledge to remain a fully compliant federal contractor.

Full agenda: click here

For more information and to register: click here

For those of you needing to book travel, please note: the room block at the conference location ends on Monday, April 21st and the hotel is close to being sold out so please reserve your room immediately to guarantee availability.