Navigating the regulations set in place by the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) can be like trying to interpret a foreign language. DirectEmployers 2017 Annual Meeting & Conference (DEAM17) has a versatile program with a variety of compliance sessions to help you understand the ever-changing regulatory landscape and ultimately bridge the gap between your compliance and recruiting teams through cross-functional learning sessions. Whether you are in a compliance-focused role or a recruiting professional interested in learning more about the interconnected compliance functions of your organization, there is much to learn from our lineup of great employment law speakers. Take a look at some of these great sessions on the agenda:

Managing Evergreen Jobs to Limit Liability & Compliance Implications

Katie and John will discuss both the several “wrinkles” which exist to properly “list” jobs with the state One-Stop Centers and separately discuss how to document the legitimate reasons candidates expressing interest for work are not “Applicants” and documenting the legitimate reasons for the rejection of evergreen applicants. This session marries Katie’s HR and recruitment background processing evergreen reqs with her special expertise with the Taleo ATS. John adds practical suggestions driven by his experience blending OFCCP legal and compliance requirements with the very many different ways Government contractors deploy evergreen job reqs.

Presenters: John Fox, Katie Selvey

New President, New Administration: How this Affects Federal Contractors & How to Prepare for Compliance Reviews

With a newly elected president and appointed officials comes a new administration and priorities that will help carry out the president’s political agenda. Like other departments within the government, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) hasn’t been immune to change and this session will discuss the trends seen under the new administration and how these trends are impacting federal contractors. The presenters will also discuss how different regions are implementing changes, what can be expected and how to best prepare for audits under the new administration.

Presenters: Linda Cavanna-Wilk, Grace Conti, Lisa Skruck

As A Practical Matter: OFCCP Regional Perspectives

The OFCCP has a lot of ground to cover when it comes to auditing the many federal contractors spread across the United States and its territories. In order to manage this vast territory, the OFCCP’s offices are split into six regions–each of which differ slightly. Join this session to gain a practical understanding of OFCCP audits and the inconsistencies seen in each region, as well as how to lay out and clean data for submission to the OFCCP.

Presenters: Stan Koper, Joyce Morgan, N. Darlene Walker

Q&A with John Fox, Joyce Morgan and Candee Chambers

When it comes to OFCCP compliance education, we want to make sure you have all of your bases covered–and our team of experts provide the all-encompassing knowledge you need to tackle complex compliance regulations and fulfill your obligations as federal contractors. Candee Chambers, John C. Fox and Joyce Morgan each have first-hand knowledge and experience from legal, functional and practitioner perspectives and are here to answer your questions. This session will be fully driven by the audience and focus on how we can help you. Just consider this “billable” hour on us!

Presenters: John Fox, Joyce Morgan, Candee Chambers

Why Federal Contractors Need to Be Strategic with their Applicant Tracking

Applicant tracking remains a complex topic that requires strategy, planning and patience. During this session, you’ll learn how to take the next steps to develop and implement an ATS that is not only compliant, but strategically positions employers to succeed in OFCCP audits. Discover why the Internet Applicant Rule is more than a recordkeeping rule, and develop an understanding of effective applicant tracking processes–including candidate searches, screening questions and applicant disposition codes. The presenters will also provide an overview of hot topics like recruiting on social media, and managing common recruitment practices with an eye toward OFCCP compliance.

Presenters: Lynn Clements, Esq., Beth Ronnenburg

Regardless of experience level or focus, there is something for everyone on your team! Stay tuned for highlights on our sourcing and recruitment marketing tracks. In the meantime, register to attend DEAM17 today – early registration ends this Saturday, April 15!

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