On March 29th, 2018, BCGi presented a webinar on the Foundations of AAP Development. This presentation, while designed primarily for people with zero to very little AAP experience, also contained information that even seasoned professionals would find useful when brushing up on AAP regulations. We focused on the fundamentals of AAP development, as well as best practices for compliance and audit success.
While the regulations spell out exactly what reports you need, they offer little guidance on how to go about creating the reports and analyses. The first half of the webinar focused on the essential components of creating an AAP from the ground up. We covered the reports required by the regulations and also some strategic planning, such as, how to determine how many AAPs your organization needs and how to set up an availability analysis.
The second portion of the presentation focused on best practices for compliance and audit success. Not only is it imperative that your organization is consistently collecting the correct and required information it is also necessary that all your organization’s policies and personnel processes should be analyzed for compliance. To assist, we created a Best Practices Checklist (provided as a handout for this webinar). Though it won’t do the work for you, it will ensure that you’re aware of each regulatory component and it will get you thinking about what areas within your organization might need some attention.
We hope everyone enjoyed the presentation! If you missed it, don’t worry, there are plenty of other great webinars coming up! Please be sure to check the BCGi calendar!
Contributing author: Oscar Martinez, EEO/AA Analyst I at Biddle Consulting Group, Inc.