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OFCCP Update: Lessons from 2012 with Terri Swain


On May 24th, Imperative hosted a webinar for our clients and friends. Terri Swain of The HR Consultant, LLC discussed recent changes in the attention paid to different issues by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP).  We had over 100 attendees with whom Terri shared her expertise.

You can download the slides and notes here.

You can also watch the recording of the webinar here but we’re sorry we can’t award you HRCI credit. (It is still worth it!)

Join us for future webinars!

About Terri

Terri Swain

Terri Swain

Terri Swain is the Managing Partner of The HR Consultant, LLC, a human resources consulting firm based in Fort Worth, Texas specializing in equal employment opportunity, affirmative action planning and employee relations.  They have been in business since 1998 and provide Affirmative Action Plan preparation, third party  fact finding services, expert witness testimony and other compliance solutions to a variety of companies small and large; local and national.

Terri began her human resource career as an investigator with the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) working in both the El Paso and Dallas offices.  She then swapped sides of the table and was a Human Resource leader at Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway in EEO/AA, HR Planning and Leadership Development/Training roles.  Her shoot-from-the hip, tell it like it is style easily lent itself to a career in consulting,  Together with her associates, The HRC provides common sense compliant solutions that minimize risk and maximize use to their employer partners.

Free Webinar: Background Checks Under Fire

The use of this seal is not an endorsement by HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.

Imperative recently received HRCI Approved Provider status, which means that the presentations I’ve been making to SHRM-related chapters for the last several years can also be provided in other venues for HRCI credit. One of these new venues is the webinar format.

On November 8th, Imperative will be hosting our first webinar: Background Checks Under Fire: Policy Considerations to Avoid Discrimination Claims (register here). This program has been approved for one hour of general recertification credit for PHR, SPHR, and GPHRs.

DESCRIPTION: The EEOC, Congress, and many state legislatures are closely scrutinizing how employers use background checks, especially criminal histories and credit reports. This presentation will walk employers through the process of preparing a background screening policy that helps ensure a safe and productive workforce while staying out of regulators’ and plaintiffs’ attorneys’ crosshairs.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: The learner will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the following objectives upon completion of this activity:

  •  The legal and safety reasons employers conduct thorough background checks; 
  • Employers’ responsibilities under the Fair Credit Reporting Act; 
  • Considerations in developing a background check and due diligence policy; 
  • Title VII of The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and its application to background checks; 
  • The National Labor Relations Act and its application to background checks; 
  • State-specific laws governing background checks.

 Space is limited. Reserve your webinar seat now at:

Austin HR Podcast: OFCCP Enforcement Trends

Shafeeqa Watkins Girratani

Shafeeqa Watkins Girratani

The Austin Human Resource Management Association will be hosting their annual Diversity Day event on October 26th. Before you roll your eyes, this won’t be a room full of people singing Kum Ba Yah. The day will be full of important information business leaders need in order to ensure that they have the most productive workforce available while staying out of regulators’ and plaintiff’s attorneys’ cross hairs.

In this podcast, I interview Shafeeqa Watkins Giarratani, an employment law attorney with Fulbright & Jaworski about the OFCCP’s latest enforcement trends and what they mean for employers. Shafeeqa will be leading a discussion on this topic during AHRMA’s Diversity Day.


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Listen and watch:

I hope you enjoy the podcast and, if you are in the Austin area, that I see you on October 26th!