News 2018-01-23T15:32:44+00:00
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Announcement – New Employee Will Waymel

Kairos is pleased to announce the addition of Will Waymel as a Senior Compliance Specialist. Will brings to Kairos eight years of experience as a Compliance Officer in the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) Denver District Office. As an OFCCP Compliance Officer, Will audited companies for compliance with Affirmative Action regulations, analyzed compensation data and reviewed personnel records and Affirmative Action Plans. During his tenure at OFCCP, Will trained employees from the Southwest and Rocky Mountain Region (SWARM) on advanced Microsoft Excel functionality and custom VBA macros to increase data management efficiency. Prior to his time with OFCCP, Will was a Budget & Recruitment Manager for the Metropolitan State University of Colorado in Denver. Will’s primary focus is to provide Kairos clients with audit services, compensation analyses, AAP preparation and training services. He will be available by phone and email to respond to questions along with the rest of the Kairos team. Will can be reached at the main office 972-369-0015 or directly at 720-515-0870. Will, who is bilingual (Spanish), holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder and two Master’s degrees from the University of Colorado Denver – one in Business Administration and the second in International Business. Will, his wife Alissa and their five children (with a sixth on the way) returned in mid-December to the United States from a year-long mission trip in the Greek-speaking island of Cypress.

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EEO-1 Filing Season has Arrived

The 2017 EEO-1 Survey online filing system is now open for business and the March 31, 2018 deadline will be here before we know it. Website changes made by the Joint Reporting Commission (JRC), the organization responsible for collecting EEO-1 Reports, include additional security protocols. The JRC has published an EEO-1 Survey User Guide with helpful information and step-by-step instructions. Federal contractors are required to file EEO-1 reports if they meet certain thresholds. In the event of an OFCCP audit you should expect to be asked to provide copies of your reports; so be sure you download or print a copy of your final certified reports. Also remember the closer you file to the deadline the more likely technical issues will arise and the agency will be unavailable to assist you in time to file by the deadline. If the person previously listed on the EEO-1 Reports is no longer with the company you will need to submit to the EEOC a signed change request on company letterhead with the company number, name, title, phone number and email address of the new contact person at your company. This change request MUST be signed by an authorized company representative in order for the change request to be processed. Please either scan or email this request to e1.techassistance@eeoc.gov or fax to 1-866-262-0032. Your new contact will receive an email directing you to create your new password once your change request has been submitted. If you would like us to review your reports and compare them to your AAPs for consistency please let us know as soon as possible. Kairos Services also offers EEO-1 report preparation and filing services. If you would like us to submit your reports this year please email or call us for a quote today.

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Preparing For Your 2017 Vets-4212 Filing

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.

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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 call the Kairos office at 972-369-0015.

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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.

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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.

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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 call Kairos' office at 972-369-0015.

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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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