Candee Chambers, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, SR. CAAP, joined DirectEmployers in 2013 and currently serves as the Executive Director, responsible for not only leading a team of over 50 people, but also for the continual development of the OFCCP compliance and recruitment marketing solutions for Members of the Association. As a passionate advocate for HR practitioners and the compliance challenges they face as government contractors, Candee previously served as the Association’s VP of Compliance and Partnerships where she oversaw the creation of strategic partnerships with a multitude of organizations, and managed the relationship with the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) which includes the joint-initiative, National Labor Exchange (NLx). In addition to her daily responsibilities, Candee also regularly provides guidance to Members, and continues to speak extensively across the United States on compliance matters related to affirmative action regulations, plan development, outreach responsibilities and employee selection, while also working to develop and provide training to HR compliance and staffing professionals on all areas of affirmative action compliance. With a background in recruitment, HRIS analysis and affirmative action management, Candee often shares trusted guidance and advice at affirmative action-related conferences, regional ILG meetings and National ILG Conferences. Her depth of knowledge has led her to become a faculty member for the National Law Institute’s (NELI) Affirmative Action program series where she presents alongside top employment law professionals.
Candee holds her SPHR and her SHRM-SCP designations and is a Sr. Certified Affirmative Action Professional. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Bowling Green State University where she graduated with honors. Candee is currently the Co-Chair of the National Labor Exchange (NLx) Steering Committee and serves as the Vice Chair of the Indiana Industry Liaison Group. She leads the DirectEmployers Association Compliance Advisory Board (CAB), made up of the top compliance experts in the United States and is also the Compliance Chair of the Victory Media Military Friendly® Advisory Board. In recognition of her longtime leadership in the affirmative action community and work as an advocate of compliance training for government contractors, Candee was awarded with the 2016 John A. Garza Lifetime Achievement Award at the AZILG’s 41st Annual Conference.