Managing Change: An Overview of Recent Updates Impacting Federal Contractors

2016 Employment Law & Legislative Conference
You will learn about the latest OFCCP, FAR and executive actions impacting federal contractor compliance obligations; review what items you should be evaluating; and receive resources to help you meet the requirements.

The Obama administration has focused on addressing fair employment issues through executive actions and regulatory initiatives that are impacting the federal contracting procurement process. Over the last few years, the HR community has been busier than ever managing these changes. In this informative session, you will receive an overview of the newest policies impacting your compliance obligations when you do business with the federal government, information on how the government will review your compliance efforts, and tools and resources to ensure that you meet the latest requirements. You will leave this session with a better understanding of:

  • The latest executive actions and FAR and OFCCP policies affecting federal contractor compliance obligations.
  • How to prepare for new regulatory requirements, such as the OFCCP's pay transparency regulations.
  • Policies on the horizon with future implications for contractors, including the proposed equal pay report, blacklisting and paid leave.
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 9:15am to 10:45am
Presenter: 

Lynn Clements

Lynn
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Lynn Clements is Director, Regulatory Affairs at Berkshire Associates Inc. where she oversees all Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) compliance audits on behalf of Berkshire clients and serves as a strategic advisor regarding statutory, regulatory and legal developments in the areas of EEO and Affirmative Action.

She was formerly an Attorney in the Baltimore, Maryland office of Jackson Lewis P.C., focusing her practice on counseling and advising clients on complying with workplace laws, OFCCP and EEO compliance, disability leave management, management training.  She regularly represented employers before federal, state and local government agencies, including in large-scale systemic matters.

Prior to 2009, Clements served in several senior-level policy positions at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).  Clements was a senior policy advisor to the Assistant Secretary for the Employment Standards Administration (ESA) at the DOL. Clements also served as the Acting Director/Deputy Director of the Policy Division of the OFCCP, where she oversaw all policy initiatives, including the OFCCP’s systemic discrimination and compensation audit protocols, and its implementation of the Internet applicant rule and online accessibility requirements.  From 2001-2006, Clements was a senior legal advisor to the Vice Chair and Legal Counsel of the EEOC where she advised agency officials on high-profile policy and enforcement actions, including the agency’s systemic discrimination initiative.  Clements is a regular presenter of management and employee training at all levels of organizations and has testified before Congress regarding EEO issues.

Location: 
Congressional A
Amount of Credit: 
1.50
Credit Type: 
SHRM PDCs
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
Competency: 
HR Expertise
Business Acumen
Intended Audience: 
Mid-Level
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