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Concurrent Session
The EEOC and OFCCP Have Launched a New Initiative “HIRE” – Is Your Organization Ready to Respond?
In-Person and Virtual Wednesday 03/30/2022 01:15 PM - 02:30 PM   Add to calendar
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn the new strategic initiative from the EEOC and the DOL (OFCCP) designed to expand access to good jobs for underrepresented communities and explore strategies for businesses to respond to this new call to action. 

In this session, we will discuss the initiative and how it dovetails with the Agencies’ Strategic Enforcement Plans and current enforcement actions. We will discuss strategies for employers to improve their practices in recruitment, hiring, retention, and promotion to achieve equity and remove barriers for workers. We will also focus on how to achieve these goals within the confines of existing EEO laws. Lastly, we will discuss EEOC’s and DOL’s data collection efforts and how these practices may lend themselves to enforcement activity.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the underlying driver for the HIRE initiative and how it fits in with the agencies’ strategic enforcement plans.
  • Examine how the EEOC and DOL collect EEO-data and how that could be potentially be used to measure results to increase diversity hiring and retention.
  • Introduction to recruitment, hiring, retention and promotion practices that may achieve more equitable results.
  • Gain an understanding of how HIRE may fit in with your organization’s own DEI plan, goals and mission.
  • Gain an understanding of potential barriers for underrepresented workers.
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Vanessa M. Kelly, Partner,
Clark Hill PLC
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Maria Dwyer, Partner,
Clark Hill PLC