#FunFactFriday: September 23, 2016

#FunFactFriday: September 23, 2016

Fun Fact Friday

It’s Friday and you know what that means – time for another fun fact! In this week’s #FunFactFriday, our Digital Design Coordinator, Drew Palmer, shares a tip on using your mobile device as a creative production tool as well as a fun fact about his current living situation (hint: it’s tiny).

Five Steps to Compliance with the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Final Rule

Five Steps to Compliance with the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Final Rule

OFCCP Compliance

The much-anticipated so-called federal contractor “blacklisting” rules and guidance (“Final Rule” and “Guidance”) were published in the federal register on August 25, 2016. The Final Rule becomes effective on October 25, 2016 and imposes four new legal obligations on covered federal contractors, which will be phased in over the next year (starting as early as October 25, 2016). It is important to also note that this is being phased in via Federal Acquisition Regulation (“FAR”) solicitation and contract provisions. This means that the Final Rule “becomes effective” by beginning to appear in new solicitations issued on or after October 25, 2016. This should not dampen a company’s concern and speed of progressing through the steps below and determining and pursuing compliance, but it is critical to understand and follow the specific path of obligation.

Candee Chambers Selected as the 2016 John A. Garza Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Candee Chambers Selected as the 2016 John A. Garza Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

OFCCP Compliance

The Arizona ILG (AZilg) proudly announced that it had selected Candee J. Chambers, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Sr. CAAP, and currently VP Compliance & Partnerships at DirectEmployers, to be the fourth recipient of the annual John A. Garza Lifetime Achievement Award (JAG Award). The award is named after John A. Garza, a longtime leader in the Affirmative Action community and an early advocate of compliance training for Government contractors.