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News 2017-11-17T22:59:48+00:00

Preparing For Your 2017 Vets-4212 Filing

VETS-4212 The VETS-4212 reporting deadline will be here before you know it. Federal contractors are required to file VETS-4212 reports if they meet the requirements. In the event of an OFCCP audit you should expect to be asked to provide copies of your reports. Who is required to file? All nonexempt Federal contractors and subcontractors with a contract or subcontract in the amount of $150,000 or more with any department or agency of the United States for the procurement of personal property or non-personal services. When do you file? Once the VETS-4212 online system is open, usually July, through September 30. Need some help? We can review your reports and compare them to your AAP for consistency in reporting. If you are interested we can also prepare your VETS-4212 Reports for you. Just email me with questions and prices.

Breaking News: EEO-1 Pay Data Reporting Indefinitely Postponed

On August 29 the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) indefinitely postponed the pay data collection aspects (Component 2) of the EEO-1 form that was revised on September 29, 2016. The previously approved EEO-1 form which collects data on race/ethnicity and gender by occupational category will remain in effect. What does this mean? Contractors will not be filing an EEO-1 report in 2017. Contractors will need to pull a workforce snapshot for a pay period between October 1 and December 31. Contractors will file EEO-1 between January 1 and March 31, 2018. If you have any questions please contact Jen at Jen@KairosServicesInc.com or call the Kairos office at 972-369-0015.

Nick Paul Speaking at the 2017 Industry Liaison Group (ILG) National Conference

Kairos' Director of Compliance, Nick Paul, will present at this year's ILG National Conference held August 1-4 in San Antonio. This session is a 'must see' for Federal contractors who have ever struggled through the process of selecting, evaluating and implementing applicant tracking systems. See more at the following link https://lnkd.in/eX_5zib.

Kairos’ Project Manager, Christie Hermann, is presenting at the St. Louis ILG

On Thursday, April 27, Kairos' Project Manager, Christie Hermann, will share her talents in "Taking Your Data Crunching Skills to the Next Level" with the St. Louis ILG. HR professionals and practitioners can enhance their capabilities to track, monitor and analyze their AAP and support data more accurately and efficiently. Techniques will be demonstrated to identify and analyze potential pay disparities before submitting your compensation data for an audit or the Equal Pay Report. The use of pivot tables will teach attendees how to find data inconsistencies and "scrub" data. The use of VLOOKUP will compare two worksheets of data, use filtering for finding small pieces of data in large data files and finding duplicates in your worksheets in seconds. The session will close with how to use mail merge for getting those recruitment and outreach letters out in short order and have documentation available for audits to reflect compliance.

Disability Self-ID Form Update

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved the 'new' Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability form (CC-305). There are no changes to this revision other than an updated expiration date of 1/31/2020. Federal Contractors should begin using the new form as soon as possible. The new form can be found in English and Spanish as well as multiple formats on the Kairos Client Portal. It is important to remember that the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability form (CC-305) cannot be changed or altered in any way. If you have any questions concerning this communication please contact your Kairos representative, or Nick Paul at Nick@KairosServicesInc.com, or call Kairos' office at 972-369-0015.

Celebrating the life of Ed Roberts, a Disability Activist

Today we celebrate the life of Ed Roberts, a Disability Activist, who would have turned 78. At the age of 14, Roberts contracted Polio which resulted in paralysis and having to spend his nights sleeping in an iron lung. Roberts not only accepted his disabilities, but he went on to build up a positive image and bright future for disabled people. Roberts went on to become the Director of the California Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, proving not only can you work with disabilities, but you can be a shining star that makes the world better for everyone.

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