Understanding the New Census Data and its Impact on Affirmative Action Compliance

May 29, 2013

Berkshire compliance expert to examine census updates at Chicago ILG event.

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 30, 2013

On June 7, 2013, Cindy Karrow, SPHR, a leading compliance expert at Berkshire Associates, a human resource consulting and technology firm that assists companies in building their ideal, balanced workforce, will examine what HR professionals can expect when it comes to the new census data and affirmative action planning in her Chicago ILG event presentation: “New Census Data and AA Compliance–Understanding the Impact.”

During the 2010 Census, human resource professionals and compliance officers were surprised to see the census collection tool did not solicit occupation and EEO information. Almost immediately, professionals were concerned about the absence of occupation-related questions, and wondered how data would be collected for affirmative action plans. Then the news was released, explaining the questions would be included in the American Community Survey (ACS). What does this really mean?

Cindy´s timely seminar will introduce participants to the 2006-2010 ACS Tabulation File, its role, its frequency, the types of questions asked on the survey, and how the information is used. Attendees will learn the impact it will have on their affirmative action planning (AAP), and changes they may need to make to their HRIS systems. Cindy will also address Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs´ recent announcement that contractors must begin using this data for AAPs effective January 1, 2014–or sooner if desired.

For media inquiries, please contact Lauren Collinson 800.882.8904 ext. 1307

About Cindy Karrow: As a Senior HR Consultant at Berkshire Associates, with over 26 years experience in the industry, Cindy Karrow, SPHR, is recognized as a leading affirmative action compliance expert. She specializes in developing affirmative action plans, educating company executives, acting as company liaison with OFCCP, and delivering customized training.

About Berkshire: Berkshire Associates is a human resource consulting and technology firm specializing in helping companies build the ideal, balanced workforce. As an industry leader, Berkshire provides the latest tools and services for applicant management, compensation management, affirmative action, workforce planning, diversity, and professional training. For 30 years, Berkshire has serviced the nation´s most recognizable companies; and as a result has mastered providing clients with cost-effective solutions to everyday human resource challenges.

About Chicago ILG: The Chicago Industry Liaison Group is an affiliate of the National Industry Liaison Group, and shares the mission to promote affirmative action and equal employment opportunity by working closely with Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and related administrative agencies.

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