Taapestry by DirectEmployersTo continue the growth and expansion of DirectEmployers Association’s affirmative action development services, the Indianapolis-based nonprofit organization has acquired the affirmative action clients of The Management Advantage, Inc. In September of 2019, DirectEmployers entered the affirmative action development services by debuting Taapestry by DirectEmployers, led by VP of AA/EEO Compliance, Tony Perkins. With the acquisition of clients from The Management Advantage, Inc, the new clientele will now be part of Taapestry’s rapidly growing customer list.

“There is no organization better equipped than DirectEmployers to provide the technical and instructional support to federal contractors anywhere in the country,” commented Bill Truesdell, President of The Management Advantage, Inc. “We have worked with some of the best federal contractors in the country, and we are proud to connect them with DirectEmployers, known for their unmatched OFCCP compliance knowledge and support.”

The Management Advantage, Inc. has a 33-year history of guiding clients through the complexities of affirmative action compliance. With clients transitioning to Taapestry by DirectEmployers, they will now have the added benefit of DirectEmployers highly-recognized customer service, industry expert support, and custom affirmative action and EEO compliance services–all without interruption to their current service or plan needs.

“Bill Truesdell’s multi-decade commitment to excellence and effective affirmative action compliance matches our own culture at Taapestry and makes for a good fit,” stated Tony Perkins, VP of AA/EEO Compliance. “Bill has been a leader in the affirmative action community since early on, writing a well-received “Secrets of Affirmative Action” book detailing how to build proper affirmative action plans, and co-founded the Silicon Valley Industry Liaison Group back in the 1980s to help pursue his passion for educating all federal contractors about OFCCP compliance responsibilities,” Perkins added.

With Tony Perkins’ leadership, the Taapestry team will fulfill all The Management Advantage client needs moving forward. In addition to his legal background, Tony has worked for the past 35 years to deliver comprehensive design and development services for strategic affirmative action plans, consulting support for compliance evaluations, and representation before government agencies. Tony is also the co-author of Developing Effective Affirmative Action Plans, 5th Edition, and Equity at Work: A Manager’s Guide to Fair Employment Laws and Practices, 2nd Edition, both previously published by the Equal Employment Advisory Council (EEAC), now known as the Center for Workplace Compliance.

As Taapestry continues to flourish, the solutions and consultative services offered will continue to expand. For a full look at the services provided, visit https://directemployers.org/taapestry or contact Tony Perkins by phone, (317) 874-9013, or email, tony@directemployers.org.

About DirectEmployers Association
DirectEmployers is a nonprofit member-owned and managed association focused on providing its 900+ members with simple solutions for OFCCP compliance and online recruitment challenges. The Association’s proprietary technology powers a federal contractor compliance solution that assists with the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program’s (OFCCP) VEVRAA mandatory job listing requirements and Section 503 outreach requirements while also offering recruitment marketing and creative services that help win the best candidates with a combination of vivid recruitment videos, real-life photos, and bold branding through its wholly owned subsidiary, Recruit Rooster.

About Taapestry by DirectEmployers
Taapestry by DirectEmployers is an affirmative action planning (AAP) and compliance-focused solution offering expert plan development, guidance, training, and advocacy to its human resources professionals. The Taapestry team manages all aspects of OFCCP compliance from employment law to AAP development, tactical implementation of AAPs, compliance advice, audit preparation, education and defense, AAP training, and more. We pride ourselves in keeping our clients informed and “in-the-know” every step of the way from data collection to presentation of the final plan, as well as instilling our clients with the knowledge needed to communicate their plans effectively. For more information, visit https://directemployers.org/taapestry.

Media Contact: Jaime Costilow, VP, Marketing, (317) 874-9093, jaime@directemployers.org

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