Candee Chambers, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Sr. CAAP, is the Executive Director of DirectEmployers Association. Candee leads the Association’s compliance initiatives, oversees the creation of strategic partnerships with a multitude of organizations that allow DirectEmployers membership to share their job opportunities with job seekers, and manages the relationship with the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) which includes the joint-initiative, National Labor Exchange (NLx). Candee also provides guidance on compliance matters related to Affirmative Action regulations, plan development, outreach responsibilities and employee selection, while developing and providing training to HR compliance and staffing professionals on all areas of Affirmative Action compliance. She regularly shares her expertise as a former recruiter, HRIS analyst, co-op engineering program manager and affirmative action manager to DirectEmployers Members, and speaks extensively across the United States at Affirmative Action-related conferences, regional ILG meetings and ILG National Conferences. Candee also frequently presents with employment law experts on topics related to Section 4212 and Section 503. She also serves as a faculty member for the National Employment Law Institute’s (NELI) Affirmative Action program series.
Candee holds her SPHR and her SHRM-SCP designations and is a Sr. Certified Affirmative Action Professional. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Bowling Green State University where she graduated with honors. Candee is the Co-Chair of the National Labor Exchange (NLx) Steering Committee and serves as the Vice Chair of the Indiana Industry Liaison Group. She leads the DirectEmployers Association Compliance Advisory Board, made up of the top compliance experts in the United States and is also the Compliance Chair of the Victory Media Military Friendly® Advisory Board. Recently, Candee was selected as the 2016 John A. Garza Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient.
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