What does “basic qualifications” mean?

All basic qualifications must be defined prior to the selection process. These include: Non-comparative features of a job seeker (i.e. three years’ experience in a particular position, rather than a comparative requirement such as being one of the top five among candidates in years of experience.); Objective (i.e. a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, but not […]

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How do we handle temporary employees for affirmative action?

If the employee is working less than 3 days, we do not need to follow the same hiring process or add them to an applicant flow log. If more than 3 day position: Applicant must be added to Applicant Flow Log with “Hired” disposition Applicant must complete online application with Race/Gender/Veteran/Disability sheets Submit Race/Gender/Veteran/Disability sheets […]

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What are the steps for getting into Affirmative Action compliance?

Objective 1: Ensure federal contractor’s HR Processes are compliant, discourage discrimination, are properly documented, and applied consistently HudsonMann’s requirements to meet objectives: Consult with Federal Contractor AA program manager and specific HR functional managers on compliant: o   Applicant Tracking processes and recordkeeping o   Hiring, Promotion, and Termination processes and recordkeeping o   Compensation Programs Federal Contractor’s […]

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How do we ensure online accessibility for individuals with disabilities?

In the wake of its Internet Applicant rule, OFCCP released an initiative titled “Ensuring the Accessibility of Online Application Systems.”  Since many employers transitioned to the Internet as their primary, or only, means of accepting applications, OFCCP implemented this initiative to ensure that applicants with disabilities are afforded their equal opportunity rights in the hiring […]

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What tracking and outreach do I need for IWDs and Veterans?

The OFCCP annually publishes the  Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Benchmark on its Web site based on data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Below is the Benchmark chart as presented on the DOL website: Annual VEVRAA Benchmark Effective Dates Because there are numerical goals (annual 7% utilization analysis required since […]

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How Do I Prepare for an OFCCP Compliance Review?

The following elements should be in place in preparation for an OFCCP Compliance Evaluation: A current and previous year’s affirmative action plan for Minorities and Women, Individuals with Disabilities, and Veterans with all required analysis. If you are six months or more into your AAP plan year then goals and activity analysis should be updated. […]

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What Questions May Be Asked in a Compensation Audit Interview?

Examples of Compensation Audit Questions Introduction OFCCP will typically begin the compensation interview with something like the following: “We did an analysis of your compensation data, there was an indication of possible discrimination. Thus the reason for this discussion and interview.” When asked a direct question, it is OK to say, “I don’t know” or […]

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What areas of my organization will be impacted by affirmative action compliance?

Business Function Affirmative Action Responsibility Outsourcing Support Offered by HudsonMann Executive Understand highest levels of affirmative action commitment Working with corporate HR representatives, provide consultation, training and resources to ensure executives have meaningful understanding of Federal contractor affirmative action responsibilities Corporate HR Understand affirmative action regulations and liabilitiesEstablish and maintain corporate affirmative action/EEO policies and […]

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