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  • About Affirmative Action

    For 30 years, Employers Group has been helping federal contractors, federal subcontractors as well as State & local contractors develop and update their Affirmative Action Plans. We have a proven track record of 100% OFCCP compliance – saving our clients valuable time and reducing their operating risk by writing, auditing, and supporting their Affirmative Action Program.

    What we offer:
    Fully compliant Affirmative Action Planning (AAP) for:

    • Service & Supply Contractors
    • Hospitals
    • Universities & Colleges & Adult Schools
    • Banks & Credit Unions
    • Construction Companies, Federally Assisted Construction Contractors

    Did you know that Affirmative Action Planning is required if you have 50 employees and a government contract of $50,000 or more? Educational institutions, hospitals and financial firms may also be subject to the same requirements. Employers Group AAP plans have been 100% compliant with OFCCP. We provide end-to-end support for compliance as well as hands-on support during an audit.

    Is your company required  to have a written Affirmative Action Plan?

    Do you have 50 + employees and you are prime contractors or first-tier subcontractors, and have a contract, subcontract, or purchase order amounting to $50,000 or more Y  
    FOR BANKS, Savings & Loans, Credit Unions    
    Do you have 50 or more employees and serve as a depository of Government funds in any amount? Y  
    Do you have 50 or more employees and are a financial institution which is an issuing and paying agent for U.S. Savings Bonds and Notes? Y  

    We don’t do any government work here. Federal Government work is performed in some other division in another state. Is our location required  to have a written Affirmative Action Plan?

    (use attached Single Entity Test for Multiple Locations as the answer)

    OFCCP Audit Support

    OFCCP Audit Support

    The Employers Group Affirmative Action Team helps hundreds of employers throughout the USA each year to put together a winning EEO/Affirmative Action plan, launch a compliant EEO program, and receive a notice of compliance should they be subject to an Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) audit.

    • During an OFCCP Compliance Review we act as the liaison between you and the OFCCP Compliance Officer.
    • We understand the types of questions you could be asked in an OFCCP compliance review.
    • We will assist you in replying to the Compliance Officer with the most appropriate answers.
    • If you audit goes to the “onsite stage” we will – upon request – be onsite during the review to ensure that the process goes as smoothly as possible

    We are committed to realizing our members’ goal of success through practical counseling, the latest technology, and an innovative approach to problem solving. Members can expect our experts to be responsive, provide individual attention, and adapt to changing needs. As part of our dedication to service, we strive to provide each member with timely and efficient representation and communication on a regular basis.

    Employers Group AAP Team helps Federal Contractors mitigate risk and unnecessary fines. We have helped hundreds of businesses through our cost-effective and compliant Affirmative Action Planning, and our Equal Employment Opportunity consulting. We will fight with you against auditing agencies, ensuring compliance and a successful outcome.

    Affirmative Action/EEO Training

    Affirmative Action/EEO Training

    Exciting news for all you Affirmative Action/EEO enthusiasts out there!

    The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and individual States require that Government Contractors hold formal Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity training for all persons involved in making employment decisions.

    Contact us today for pricing on AAP training soliva@employersgroup.com

    • Online
    • Onsite
    • Webinar

    AAP / EEO Training for Managers and Supervisors

    Employers Group Affirmative Action Plan/Program now includes a full training product for your managers & supervisors offering a more in-depth look at the most common day to day challenge.

    Each session includes appropriate information in the following categories:

    • OFCCP Regulations
    • Managers Role
    • Compliance Tips
    • OFCCP Trigger Points
    • Exposure for Non Compliance

    AAP/EEO Training for Human Resources Professionals

    The Human Resources Department often shoulders the Affirmative Action Plan responsibility.
    Our AAP training for HR can be customized to cover affirmative action subjects that will best equip your HR professions in AAP/EEO Training for Human Resources Professionals is for all persons involved in the following:

    • Pulling the AAP data
    • Recruiting, applicant tracking, selection and hiring
    • Understanding compensation and pay equity analysis
    • Job title creation & Job descriptions
    • Selection for transfers, promotions, demotions, rehires
    • Selection for layoffs and other involuntary terminations
    • Employee training, continued education and tuition assistance

    The recently-completed series of Affirmative Action training sessions have been a success. We know this will be of benefit to you and a great enhancement to your compliance program.

    Additional Upcoming – Webinars and Onsite Training

    • Affirmative Action Recruiting and Applicant Tracking – OFCCP Compliance in Recordkeeping
    • Adverse Impact in Hires, Promotions and Terminations – Avoid Suspicion of Significant Disparity
    • Affirmative Action Plan Implementation – My AAP is complete, now what do I do next?

    Dates and Times: to be announced

    All training sessions – hosted by Employers Group

    Handout materials – provided by Employers Group

    Dates & Times – Employers Group will confirm the availability of training dates and times as soon as possible and will confirm and hold training dates upon receipt of signed proposal and deposit.

    The Employers Group Affirmative Action Team has qualified specialists who can work with you to handle your most difficult issues. Our training team will assist you in development of business solutions for your most challenging EEO/AAP issues.

    Why do you need to train?
    The front page of the OFCCP posts cases of U.S. companies vs. the OFCCP
    https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/ – EVENTS & NEWS


    Affirmative Action Testimonials

    “We are writing to recommend the services of Employers Group. Endologix has been using the services of Employers Group on various projects over the last three years. The company offers quality services and we have always been completely satisfied with the results. On an annual basis we use the services of the AAP Compliance team on EEO1 and Vets submissions, Affirmative Action Plans and most recent, OFCCP Audit Support.

    Suzanne you provided excellent support through the OFCCP audit. You walked us through the audit process, what to expect, our deliverables, and developed a timeline. You were attentive, knowledgeable, and reassuring. The OFCCP audit closed with compliance. Your expertise and insight was highly valuable. We truly appreciate the partnership.”
    Rashada D. Mason
    Sr. Manager, Human Resources

    Dave Jennings
    VP, Human Resources


    “The Employers Group and Suzanne specifically were a tremendous asset in helping us successfully navigate an OFCCP Desk and On-Site Audit.  Their experience and wealth of resources allowed us to not only be responsive to the needs of the Agency, but to help anticipate them.  Their efforts and advocacy make for a meaningful work relationship and productive partnership.”
    Thomas G. Tillotson
    VP, US OD/HR Shared Services

    “Having a strong and competent partner to lead us through the Affirmative Action planning process has been critical to us at Bumble Bee.  The Employers Group provided excellent strategic and tactical service to us in developing our plans and representing our results during OFCCP audits.  They made a complex and difficult process simple and easy for us and educated us along the way.”
    Patrick J. Menke, SPHR
    Vice President, Human Resources
    Bumble Bee Foods

    “When our company was selected for an OFCCP Desk Audit, Employer’s Group was very instrumental in providing us with quick and accurate guidance from the moment we contacted them.  Specifically, Suzanne was extremely knowledgeable about the process and provided us with timely, accurate counsel on how to respond to the inquiries from the OFCCP Auditor.  Thanks to Suzanne and her team we successfully completed our OFCCP Desk Audit!”
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    Steven Guillen


    Services : Affirmative Action Plan

    Suzanne Oliva

    Senior Manager, AAP Compliance Services

    Email : soliva@employersgroup.com

    Phone : (213) 765-3918

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