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. That’s where DirectEmployers 2019 Annual Meeting & Conference (DEAM19) comes in. We have 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.

Wednesday, May 15

9:00 – 10:00am
KEYNOTE: Acting OFCCP Director, Craig Leen
Presented By: Craig Leen

OFCCP Director Craig E. Leen will discuss the agency’s commitment to expanding equal employment opportunities and eliminating discrimination in the workplace, and address OFCCP’s priorities and initiatives which center on four guiding principles of transparency, certainty, efficiency, and recognition. Director Leen will also highlight… More Details

1:30 – 2:30pm
The Eight Major Places Recruiters Intersect OFCCP Compliance Obligations
Presented by: John C. Fox & Jennifer Polcer

In this fast-paced 60-minute break-out session, Jennifer Polcer and John Fox will feed you a rapid-fire catalog of the eight major “compliance-related” tasks recruiters typically perform for Government contractors and take questions as they go. Recruiters & Compliance will join forces in this session! Bonus content: Learn how to use… More Detail

Thursday, May 16

10:30 – 11:30am
Starting Salary: Where the Road to Pay Equity Begins
Presented by: Matt Camardella & Chris Patrick

With all the talk about “the wage gap”–that is, women earning ~83 cents on the dollar–it is easy to focus on the pay differences in our current workforces. But current pay doesn’t exist in a vacuum. It is the result of years of compounding decisions made by various decision makers. In fact, across workforces, starting pay is often the single best predictor of current salary…More Details

11:30-12:30pm
Assembly Required (Piecing Together Words)
Presented by: Haley Moss

Autism does not come with an instruction manual, but it does come with lots of magical parts and important tools to utilize and build the best life possible. Assembly Required is the story of Haley Moss: an autistic attorney who has gone from a nonverbal child diagnosed with autism at age 3, to an author, artist, attorney, and autism advocate…More Details

2:30 – 3:00pm
Emerging EEO Trends: Staying Compliant with Current Laws
Presented by: Cara Crotty

As the EEOC and the OFCCP continue to aggressively pursue employers for alleged EEO violations, employers must be proactive in preventing discrimination and harassment and ensuring compliance with both the letter and the spirit of the law. To assist in this endeavor, we will review the EEOC and OFCCP’s… More Details

Friday, May 17

9:00 – 10:00am
AI: How Tech And The Law Part Ways At Times
Presented by: Ondray T. Harris

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a trending topic in the HR community, and while HR leaders and many in the organizational process would believe that new AI will revolutionize how HR departments function in the near future, they are only partly correct. The current belief in the HR world is that cognitive computing will transform decision-making processes… More Details

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