6 Hours of HRCI credit
Conference Information
Atlanta ILG Homepage

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - Preconference Session ($150)

8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Registration/Hospitality Desk

8:00 am to 9:00 am

9:00 am - 12:00 noon Morning Preconference Workshops
Preconference Session 1: Latest Developments on Qualified & Reasonable Accommodation Issues Under ADA
David Fram from NELI
During the preconference workshop we will discuss the latest regulatory and court developments on a wide range of issues, including employer and employee coverage, notice requirements, leave entitlements, and issues concerning interaction between several laws and much more.
Preconference Session 2: Assistive Technology
Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
The 3-hour session is targeted to federal contractors to provide educational and technical assistance materials relative to compliance with Section 503, the recent OFCCP Management Directive 281 regarding the accessibility of on-line applicant selection systems and HR systems, and the recently-signed ADA Amendments Act, including:
  • A brief review of the legal requirements;
  • Examples via case studies of best practices implementations of private sector companies of varying sizes across multiple industries;
  • A presentation focusing on increasing employment of people with disabilities within the workplace. Successful business strategies for enhancing employment of people with disabilities will be shared.
Preconference Session 3: Recordkeeping/AAP-Creating a Diverse Workforce (2 sessions)
Michele Hodge, Melissa Speers, Cynthia Deutherman -OFCCP
Sandra Dillon, Carolyn Hawkins-Brown, James Pierce - OFCCP
Recordkeeping - If You Create It, You Must Keep It!
Record retention is a requirement for all federal contractors. This workshop will discuss records required and routinely examined during a compliance evaluation, including the agency’s expectations and approaches to address recordkeeping deficiencies. Agency representatives will share how recordkeeping requirements relate to Internet Applicant Rule, regulatory obligations such as conducting adverse impact analysis, and answers to frequently asked questions.

AAP – Creating a Diverse Workforce
Today’s employers face many challenges, one of which is creating a diverse workforce. These challenges include hiring and retaining generation X, Y, and millennium employees, returning veterans, workers with disabilities, and changing demographics. This interactive workshop is specifically designed to assist federal contractors in this area and will include discussions on AA/EEO requirements, outreach, and sharing of best practices.

11:00 am - 4:00 pm
NILG Board Meeting

1:30 pm to 4:30 pm Afternoon Preconference Workshops
Preconference Session 1: Everify
Vonnie Johnson and Shannon Slattery, Management & Program Analysts, National Security and Records Verification Directorate, U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and Special Agent Scott McCormack from Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE)
E-Verify is a free and simple to use Web-based system that electronically verifies the employment eligibility of newly hired employees. E-Verify is a partnership between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA). U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) oversees the program. E-Verify works by allowing participating employers to electronically compare employee information taken from the Form I-9 (the paper-based employment eligibility verification form used for all new hires) against more than 425 million records in SSA's database and more than 60 million records in DHS' immigration databases. Results are returned within seconds.

IMAGE is a joint government and private sector voluntary initiative designed to build cooperative relationships that strengthen overall hiring practices. The goal is to help restore the integrity of the immigration system of the United States by utilizing industry outreach and self-policing. ICE has developed this initiative as a new concept for employer self-compliance within the worksite enforcement program.
Preconference Session 2: Building a Compliant Applicant Tracking System
John Fox, Esq
In this practical hands-on session, we will start at the beginning and discuss Best Practices to build, "brick-by-brick", a compliant applicant tracking system for both hard paper applicants and "Internet Applicants". We will begin by understanding the definition of the term "applicant" (defined by case law decisions) and distinguish them from mere "Jobseekers". We will work through proposed model forms to help track Jobseekers and apply model "disposition codes" explaining why the Jobseeker falls outside the definition of Job Seeker, if s/he does. We will also discuss OFCCP's Recordkeeping requirements and Best Practices to store and maintain records, especially the mechanics of retaining electronic records. This session will be useful to both those who have no applicant tracking systems currently in place and those who believe they have a compliant system and want to measure theirs against an exemplary system and modern standards.
Preconference Session 3: You Have Heard from the Lawyers: Now Hear from the Recruiters
David Scheffler & Kurt Ronn, HRworks
The OFCCP has changed. Recruitment has changed. Learn practical, real world, front-line compliant recruitment best practices and how to hold recruiters accountable. This interactive workshop focuses on:
  • The systemic nature of recruitment, large pools of data, proper disposition and recordkeeping requirements all create potential compliance challenges.
  • New recruitment Web 2.0 tools (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc…) can undermine recruitment compliance and must be utilized appropriately.
  • Recruiters are not compliant by nature. Learn active recruitment management techniques that can improve your compliance and recruitment execution.
Throughout the workshop, you will have the opportunity to ask detailed questions about recruitment compliance issues, network with peers and leave with a Top 10 list of proactive items to improve your recruitment compliance.

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
ILG Chair meeting with Regional Directors and OFCCP Deputy Director

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Vendor/Welcome Reception Entertainment by Herman Pennamon (all conference attendees invited)
Subject to change
Evening Entertainment by:
Herman Pennamon