Affirmative Action Programs (CO213)

This workshop concentrates on how to develop and administer acceptable affirmative action programs (AAP) and how to handle a compliance audit by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). You will learn:

  • The legal meaning of affirmative action
  • The components of AAP
  • Practical aspects of implementing an AAP
  • Preparing for an OFCCP compliance review

Key Topics

  • What is affirmative action?
    • Understanding Executive Order 11246, the Rehabilitation Act, and the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Act
    • Who is a government contractor?
    • Implications of the current affirmative action debate
  • The basic requirements of an AAP
    • Understanding the elements of an AAP
    • Current OFCCP issues and concerns
    • Establishing placement goals
    • Establishing reporting and monitoring systems
  • Implementing the AAP
    • Dealing with AA goals during downsizing
    • Confidentiality issues
    • Developing unique action-oriented AA programs
    • Maintaining applicant flow data
  • The compliance review process
    • Types of compliance evaluations
    • Preparing for an evaluation
    • The do's and don'ts of on-site evaluations
    • Understanding the off-site analysis phase
    • Strategies for negotiating and resolving audit issues with the OFCCP

Special Features

  • Discussion of the latest OFCCP regulations
  • Practical tips from a panel of experts
  • Extensive case-study practice
  • Coverage of 2000 Affirmative Action Regulations

Who Will Benefit

Affirmative action professionals responsible for AA compliance

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John T Herbert

Lorence L Kessler

Linda Cavanna-Wilk


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