Hindsight Is Insight: Real Observations of OFCCP Enforcement Under the Latest Directives

2019 Annual Conference & Exposition
Learn how to better manage compliance under the most recent Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (OFCCP) guidelines, and how to leverage the OFCCP’s transparency and collaboration mission to successfully meet compliance obligations.

The OFCCP’s 2018 release of five directives in two months was the most issued in the shortest period of time. Their purpose was to support the OFCCP’s mission to ensure transparency and collaboration in all stages of its compliance activities. They included rules on transparency in compliance, analysis of compensation practices during reviews, focused compliance reviews, and programs to recognize contractor best practices. Has OFCCP stayed the course since the directives’ release? Have enforcement practices changed for the better? In this session, the presenter will share experiences and observations from real OFCCP interactions, discuss lessons learned, and provide practical recommendations for handling OFCCP compliance under the agency’s latest rules.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about the most recent OFCCP directives.
  • Learn how to approach pay equity compliance by understanding how the OFCCP analyzes pay practices.
  • Proactively meet OFCCP compliance obligations by understanding how the agency performs compliance reviews.
  • Leverage the OFCCP’s mission to be transparent and more collaborative, making use of the resources available to support federal contractor compliance.
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Rachel Rubino, MS, SHRM-SCP


As a Senior HR Consultant at Berkshire Associates, Rachel Rubino specializes in guiding federal contractors and subcontractors through the regulatory requirements of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ (OFCCP) to include affirmative action, pay equity, and VETS/IWD requirements. Rachel also provides OFCCP audit support to companies across the country and across various industries.


With her understanding of AA/EEO laws, Rachel is a frequent contributor to the BALANCEview blog—with a following of over 11,000 subscribers—where she writes on HR compliance updates and trends. Rachel also speaks at local and nationally recognized organizations on OFCCP Audit Trends. She is an active member of the Society for Human Resource Management. She received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Maryland, and her Masters in Human Resources Development from Towson University. Rachel holds both SPHR and SHRM-SCP Certification.

Westgate Ballroom B
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