The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the enforcement arm for the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) who protects employees in the workplace of discrimination with the authority to investigate, make charges, conduct workplace audits and levy penalties. The EEOC also provides guidance and tools to assist certain employers to ensure that they do not allow or tolerate workplace discrimination. In partnership with the goals and regulations of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the EEOC determines enforcement initiatives every five years called, the EEOC Strategic Enforcement Priorities (SEP). These SEPs are identified and later posted on the EEO website for all to see.
I learned recently from an Employment Law Symposium in Florida, that the EEOC provides this SEP along with another report called the EEO Digest Report, a quarterly publication prepared by the Office of Federal Operations (OFO), features a wide variety of recent EEOC decisions and federal court cases of interest.
As a compliance officer, I realized that these resources allowed me to assist my clients on staying ahead of the EEOC by learning their focus and preparing for it. I also learned by using this resource, I can predict what the next enforcement trend is going to be and share it with my clients and colleagues.
Objectives of the Presentation
- What can reduce risk for employers with the new EEOC initiatives?
- Several updates from the EEOC which will impact employers
- What should employers look forward to in the next few years?
- What other regulations will be required for federal contractors?
- Learn how the EEOC and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and the EEOC might merge and the impact
- Learn how conducting an internal audit of pay practices can make employers heroes to their employees
- Learn what the process is if you are audited by the EEOC or the OFCCP
Why Should you Attend
- Learn key techniques for responding to the EEOC's various requests that will significantly reduce the risk of continued EEOC attention
- Understand the EEOC's primary objectives in seeking additional data and conducting full audits
- This information is critical for employers so they can protect their interests during an EEOC audit
- An EEOC request for additional data, subpoena, or request for an onsite investigation will likely catch even the most experienced HR professionals’ off-guard
- Historical perspective of the EEOC and the new authority they have in making employers fear violating their regulations historical perspective of the EEOC and the new authority they have in making employers fear violating their regulations
- Learn how employers can utilize the EEOC website resources to mitigate workplace compliance
- Learn how the same resource helps employees file complaints against employers
- What does the Civil Rights Act have to do with the EEOC?
- The EEOC and the impact of the new White House Administration's vision of pay equity
- Review the current EEOC Strategic Enforcement Priority (SEP) and see what initiatives are the focus
LLC-Compliance Officer ,
HR Compliance Solutions
HR Compliance Solutions, LLC-Compliance Officer, Margie Faulk, PHR, SHRM-CP-is a senior level human resources professional with over 14 years of HR management and compliance experience. A current Compliance Officer for HR Compliance Solutions, Margie has worked as an HR and Compliance advisor for major corporations and small businesses in the small, large, private, public and Non-profit sectors. This includes Federal Contracting in the defense, military, anti-Terrorism and Apache Helicopter Training Simulations with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Federal Sentencing Guidelines (FSG) and Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program (OFCCP). Margie is bilingual (Spanish) fluent and Bi-cultural.
Margie's focus has expanded to Global Workplace Compliance in International, multi-state, multi-National, state and local workplace compliance which includes workplace compliance in other countries like the UK, Canada, France, Brazil, China, Africa, Mexico and India, just to name a few.
Margie has created and presented seminars/webinars for many compliance institutes. These national training providers, offer compliance training to HR professionals, business owners and companies interested in having their company compliant with workplace and industry regulations.
This year, Margie was selected by Alan Collins, former Vice President of Human Resources at PepsiCo, a renowned author of 8 books on HR Prosperity & Success, and founder of "Success in HR", to be part of his Mastermind Your Way to Success in HR, "Expert Interview Series based on her successful Webinars/Seminars on HR Compliance."
Margie holds professional human resources certification (PHR) from the HR Certification Institution (HRCI) and SHRM-CP certification from Society for Human Resources Management. Margie is a member of the Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics (SCCE).