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Advanced Applicant Tracking Strategies For Government Contractors: Effective Tools To Avoid Claims Of Discrimination

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Federal contractors and subcontractors are required to track applicant data for their affirmative action plans. However, even companies who properly track applicant data treat the process as a purely recordkeeping exercise.

Failure to maintain proper and robust information regarding applicant disposition is the most common error employers can make which results in Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) findings of discrimination and awards of many thousands of dollars.

This webinar is designed to guide those persons responsible for applicant tracking on practical and effective strategies for the disposition of applicants as a tool for defending against claims of discrimination.

We will also discuss recordkeeping steps critical to support effective applicant tracking.

Agenda

Overview and Background
  • Why Track Applicants?
  • Origin of Internet Applicant Rule
  • How Poor Applicant Tracking Can Subject Employers to Monetary Liability
Four Prongs of Internet Applicant Rule
  • Expressions of Interest
  • Consideration
  • Basic Qualifications
  • Removal From Consideration
Use of Prequalifying Questions
  • Potential Benefits of Prequalifying Questions
  • What Types of Questions Can/Should Be Asked
  • Required vs. Preferred Qualifications
  • Ranking Candidates
Strategic Use of Disposition Codes
  • Importance of Disposition Codes
  • Purpose of Disposition Codes – the Who, What, Why and When
  • Examples of Poorly Designed Disposition Codes
  • Examples of Strategic Disposition Codes
Recordkeeping as a Critical Component of Effective Applicant Tracking
  • Types of Records Which Must Be Maintained
  • Creation of Additional Records to Assist in Tracking Efforts
  • Proper Maintenance of Records
  • Manager Engagement and Accountability
Analyzing Hiring Process for Adverse Impact
  • Identifying Initial Indicators of Adverse Impact
  • Refining Analysis by Job Classification
  • Conducting a Staged Adverse Impact Analysis
  • Using Disposition Information as Defense to Indicators of Adverse Impact
About The Presenter

Matthew J. Camardella
  • Shareholder in the Long Island, New York office of Jackson Lewis P.C.
  • Practices almost exclusively in the area of federal government contractor compliance with affirmative action requirements
  • Conducts regular seminars and workshops on numerous topics related to affirmative action and OFCCP
  • Wrote several publications related to the areas of affirmative action and systemic discrimination
  • Serves as general counsel for the American Association for Affirmative Action
  • Graduate, with honors, Hofstra University School of Law
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Advanced Applicant Tracking Strategies For Government Contractors: Effective Tools To Avoid Claims Of Discrimination
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