The good news is that your compliance posture matters again. Under the leadership of OFCCP Director Craig Leen, the agency is shedding its “gotcha” reputation and working hard to reward contractors that engage in affirmative action in good faith, and “go after” those that do not. So how you do things matter, and checking the box is just the starting point of compliance. The bad news is that most of us are just struggling to get our AAPs done. Compliance doesn’t often get much attention unless and until something goes sideways. We are constantly fighting for budget dollars and other resources, and the authority to effectuate our best laid plans. But with the right tools, we can do more with less and create meaningful affirmative action programs that not only stand up to OFCCP scrutiny, but might actually level the playing field and have a positive impact on people’s lives.
That’s where BCGi comes in. Our mission is to make sure you have all the information and resources you need to not just get it done, but get it done well. To that end, BCGi is being remade. We are bringing the Biddle Consulting Group’s nearly fifty years of experience and expertise to anyone with an internet connection.
First, we have launched a first-of-its-kind, free, online encyclopedia for EEO/AA compliance. We call it, BCGi Resources. Modeled after Wikipedia and the way people search for and consume information today, you can search in or click on one of the recently updated or popular articles, and enter a world of interlinked topic pages covering everything from AAP development, to audits, to statistical analyses, test validation, and beyond. Imbedded in these topic pages are relevant tools you can use to expand your knowledge, organize your house, and manage all the projects that come with being a Compliance professional. OFCCP and other federal agency guidance, BCGi webinars, guides, checklists, sample documents, and on and on. Some of those supplemental materials are for paying members only, but the information you need to create your own is free. In 2020, BCGi is developing structured training modules for members to use to train their employees, their decision-makers, their Compliance staff, and advanced training topics for Compliance veterans.
The 2020 BCGi Summit is an introduction to the new BCGi. Attendees will meet the new Director, Matt Nusbaum, who will take them through BCGi’s new offerings and lead presentations on keeping your AAPs “in tune,” developing more meaningful (and compliant) action plans, and preparing for and managing successful Section 503 and VEVRAA focused reviews. Attendees will also hear from the esteemed Dr. Dan Kuang on the ever-changing compensation landscape, and our guest, Joyce Ibardolasa, with guidance and advice from someone who has been “in the trenches.” Lady Idos, currently the Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer for Berkeley Lab, will also join us to discuss innovative and practical efforts you can consider for your own organizations.
Join us in San Francisco and go home with your bag packed with practical tools that you can put to work immediately on your return. Hope to see you there!
- Attendance at all sessions.
- Meals: Breakfast (April 16 & 17) and lunch (April 16 only)
- Registration Bonus: Schedule a 30-minute one-on-one session with experts in Affirmative Action Planning, Compensation Analysis, Testing & Validation, Diversity & Inclusion Strategies, or Outreach & Recruitment. Individual meetings will be held April 15.
- Thursday Night Social Event
To learn more and register visit, https://portal.biddle.com/bcgi/training-events/25/2020-bcgi-summit-getting-it-done.