OFCCP Veteran Benchmarking and Veteran Hiring Plans

So far in 2015, a frequently occurring discussion I am having with employers surrounds EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) Veteran and Disabled Veteran hiring benchmarks. The landmark change involves proactive veteran and disabled veteran hiring plans as well as several layers of self-identification for employees. I’ll be the first one to tell you I’m not […]

Your Job Posting for Military and Hiring Managers

Job postings and the use of keywords are vital to attracting veterans to open positions. Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) in the corporate realm, especially if there is a high volume of postings, leave little room for modification of the keywords and little creativity. If you are working with an ATS that allows you to edit […]

OFCCP, Contracts and Veteran Hiring – Doing the Minimum is Not Good Enough

A recent Washington Post article on federal contractors and veterans employment caught my eye.   The content centered on whether the requirement for a government contractor to file the VETS-100 form actually drives an increase of hiring veterans. For those unfamiliar with the topic, organizations that do business with the federal government and that have contracts […]

OFCCP Audits: How Will You Answer the Outreach to Veterans and Persons with Disabilities Questions?

I’ve recently come across some LinkedIn discussions, blogs and articles on Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) audits.  The one thing that seems to be catching HR professionals by surprise during the audits is the OFCCP’s interest in their company’s demonstrated outreach to veterans and persons with disabilities. Patricia Shiu (the Director of OFCCP) […]

The Good-Faith Initiative for Veterans Employment (G-FIVE)

If your company does business with the Federal government you are familiar with the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). The OFCCP ensures employers comply with nondiscrimination and affirmative action laws and regulations through a variety of compliance evaluations. Are you aware that the OFCCP has created a new employer incentive called the Good-Faith […]