As a faculty member during the National Employment Law Institute’s (NELI) 2014 Affirmative Action program series, Candee Chambers of DirectEmployers Association, will share her guidance and human resources expertise to professionals in the fields of Affirmative Action Planning and OFCCP compliance with regard to job listing requirements and outreach efforts.

INDIANAPOLIS, August 28, 2014 –– To provide experience and knowledge of hiring regulations from both a practitioner and consultant standpoint, Candee Chambers, DirectEmployers VP of Compliance and Partnerships, has been named as a faculty member for the National Employment Law Institute’s (NELI) 2014 Affirmative Action program series. This designation helps to further substantiate DirectEmployers Association’s knowledge and expertise in areas of Affirmative Action and federal contractor hiring regulations enforced by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). “Because of DirectEmployers’ unique partnership with the National Association of State Workforce Agencies, Candee Chambers understands the mechanics of job listings and why OFCCP is rejecting job postings in a way few others in the country do,” commented John C. Fox, Esq. Chair of the Briefing and a member of NELI’s Board of Directors.

NELI’s Affirmative Action Briefing is the oldest ongoing Affirmative Action educational seminar in the country and considered by most to be the definitive “last word” on OFCCP compliance matters. A one-day Affirmative Action Workshop immediately precedes the two-day 2014 Affirmative Action Briefing in each of the four cities where NELI hosts the seminars. Ms. Chambers will speak in several cities in the one-day Workshop and in all four cities in the two-day Briefing. Collectively, the Workshop and the Briefing will be fast-paced, facts-driven discussions of the rights and the OFCCP compliance obligations of federal contractors. Both seminars will identify practical tools available to help participants exercise their rights in audits, and to develop efficient, effective and compliant human resource systems to help minimize potential legal and financial risk. Each seminar will also address many of the complex issues contractors must deal with on a day-to-day basis to ensure they are in compliance with the OFCCP’s many new and evolving policies, procedures and regulatory requirements.

“We are delighted Candee has agreed to join our national faculty for the upcoming 2014 four-city Affirmative Action Briefing,” commented Fox. “We look forward to her practical human resources experience with OFCCP compliance obligations and sought her out because of her extensive and successful OFCCP audit experience. She is also a very well received and respected presenter on the national speaking circuit.”

DirectEmployers has entered into a partnership with NELI, which among other things, allows DirectEmployers members to obtain a 30% discount to attend the Briefing and Workshop. To get the DirectEmployers discount, simply mention Candee’s name to NELI and advise that you are a DirectEmployers member in good standing. NELI also offers substantial discounts on hotel reservations at which it holds its seminars. For more information, please contact a DirectEmployers Membership Development representative or contact NELI directly.

NELI will hold the 2014 Affirmative Action Workshop and Briefing series in the following locations this fall:

Austin, Texas at the Four Seasons Hotel

  • Affirmative Action Workshop: October 8, 2014
  • Affirmative Action Briefing: October 9-10, 2014

Chicago, Illinois at the Four Seasons Hotel

  • Affirmative Action Workshop: October 15, 2014
  • Affirmative Action Briefing: October 16-17, 2014

Washington, D.C. at the Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City

  • Affirmative Action Workshop: October 22, 2014
  • Affirmative Action Briefing: October 23-24, 2014

San Francisco, California at the Westin St. Francis

  • Affirmative Action Workshop: October 29, 2014
  • Affirmative Action Briefing: October 30-31, 2014

“I have always believed that the training NELI participants receive is unmatched in the industry. I am truly honored to be a part of this program and I look forward to providing an HR practitioner’s perspective to assist participants in meeting their regulatory responsibilities,” commented Candee Chambers, VP of Compliance and Partnerships, DirectEmployers Association.

As this is considered a history-making year with case law developments and changes to the OFCCP’s audit procedures, DirectEmployers encourages its member companies to attend to gain insight into the changing regulatory environment.

About DirectEmployers Association

DirectEmployers is an employer-driven association focusing on talent acquisition and OFCCP compliance that utilizes its technology and thought leadership to amplify job visibility and employment brand, facilitate partnerships to meet EEO/AA goals and provide proof of job listing delivery. For more information, visit

MEDIA CONTACT: Nancy Holland, Vice President of Marketing, DirectEmployers Association, (317) 874-9022,

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