Good news for those of you who have yet to file your EEO-1 reports! The EEOC has extended the filing deadline from March 31st to June 1st. While this isn’t a complete surprise given that the EEOC released a new database this year that contained a few glitches, it is a nice respite for those who were having difficulty filing or were late to the game. Enjoy the extra couple of months!
Hello Affirmative Action News Readers,
On April 5th and 6th we hosted our third annual BCGi Summit in San Francisco titled “The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same: Understanding How the Core Fundamentals of AAP Development Drive Diversity”. This year’s Summit focused on the fundamentals of Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and diversity, providing our attendees with information that is timeless (and administration-proof). The Summit benefits federal contractors, HR professionals, and HR consultants by providing an opportunity to network, learn (or refresh) the basics of Affirmative Action Planning, and brainstorm company-specific questions or concerns with our experts. In a follow-up survey, one attendee said, “the Summit boosted my confidence in what I do for my company, and it allowed me to network with others and gain information about how we can take our company to the next level.”
Each year the Summit keeps getting better and better, and this year was no different! Thank you to our presenters for taking the time out of your busy schedules to travel and share your expertise with our attendees. The insights and knowledge that you contributed were invaluable.
Thank you to our attendees, without you this wouldn’t be possible. Aside from the incredible list of speakers, we hope you also enjoyed the Giants game and the evening visit to the Exploratorium…we sure did.
Lastly, thank you to Charles Schwab for providing the facilities. They were beautiful, and your generosity allowed us to make a sizable donation of all profits to the Charles Schwab foundation to be allocated to a charity of your choosing!
We look forward to seeing you all again next year!
Patrick M. Nooren, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President, Biddle Consulting Group, Inc.
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.