June 11, 2014
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Price: $325


Approved for 7 HRCI credits

Companies who have contracts with the Federal Government of $50,000.00 or more are required to put in place, maintain and update on a yearly basis a set of Affirmative Action plans.  These plans are subject to random audit by the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). 

Since President Obama appointed Patricia Shiu as the OFCCP Director in 2009, there has been a notable increase in regulations and changes that federal contractors are subject to.  Most recently are the changes made to VEVRAA and Section 503 which became effective March 24, 2014.

This workshop is designed to review the current required elements of affirmative action plans, recent changes in regulations and best practices for companies in order to successfully pass an OFCCP audit.

This workshop will cover:

  • Affirmative Action Plan for Minorities and Females
  • Affirmative Action Plan for Disabled Individuals and Veterans
  • Overview and practical application of the “Internet Applicant” regulations
  • Compensation - #11 on Audit Scheduling Letter
  • Applying the March 24, 2014 regulations

Who Should Attend:  All federal contractors and subcontractors, including federal construction contractors and their HR managers; all EEO compliance officers, diversity officers, company owners who are bidding on or want to bid on future federal, state or city contracts


 Portnoy Grace ContiGrace M. Conti - Executive Vice President, Portnoy Messenger and Pearl has a degree in Human Resources/Labor Relations from the State University of New York and has also taken courses at Cornell University.

Ms. Conti is perhaps best known for her expertise in Affirmative Action rules and regulations. Grace works closely with clients in developing affirmative action plans, as well as preparing for difficult affirmative action audits. Often called the "Affirmative Action guru" by her clients, she is proud of her exceptional record of successful OFCCP audits. Her thorough knowledge and experience of the intricacies of Affirmative Action regulations has made her a nationally recognized Affirmative Action specialist. Her clients come from a variety of industries including aerospace and/or aviation, communications, manufacturing and various service industries.

Grace guides and assists clients in complying with federal and state regulations affecting employers. She trains supervisors in all aspects of employer/employee issues, and Grace works with companies that need to establish, restructure or out-source human resource functions. Ms Conti’s background, experience and collaborative style helps clients develop a solid HR infrastructure to diminish exposure to litigation, reduce turnover and improve the company’s bottom line.
In 2008, Grace was a recipient of the Long Island Center for Business and Professional Women’s prestigious Achievers’ Award. Grace was recently elected Co-Chair of the Long Island ILG. She represents PMP at various business and community events including those sponsored by the HIA and IMA as well as at the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM).  

Center for Corporate Education at Stony Brook University
Research & Development Park • 1000 Innovation Road, Stony Brook, NY 11794-6044
631-216-7518 • sbucce@stonybrook.edu

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