Thanksgiving Message to Our Clients

November 28th, 2019|

We are thankful to have clients like you – not just on Thanksgiving but every day. Please know that we count you among our blessings. Norma Brito - Chief Executive Officer Nicolas Paul - Director of Compliance Jennifer McAlister - Director of Operations William Waymel - Director of [...]

Veteran’s Day 2019

November 11th, 2019|

This Veteran’s Day Kairos encourages you to honor the service of veterans in your workforce and community. For additional outreach and inclusion resources and suggestions please visit our portal.

Disability Self-Identification Initiatives

October 3rd, 2019|

DISABILITY SELF-IDENTIFICATION INITIATIVES - We hear about them all the time, often how they’ve achieved less than desirable results. It’s true, industry, job type, geography, culture, etc., they’re all factors that influence self-identification. HOWEVER, “initiative” derived from the Latin ‘initium’, means ‘a beginning’. I often ask the question, [...]

EEOC Not Seeking Renewal of EEO-1 Component 2

September 12th, 2019|

Today, the EEOC published a Notice of Information Collection regarding the EEO-1 in the Federal Register. Notably missing from the notice was a request to renew the authorization to collect Component 2 (pay & hours) data. While they requested renewed authorization to collect Component 1 (race & gender) [...]

Announcing Section 503 Focused Review Webinars

September 4th, 2019|

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is dedicated to promoting disability inclusion in the workplace. With the launch of Section 503 Focused Reviews this fall, OFCCP has released compliance assistance resources to help employers and workers to better understand the law and how the reviews [...]

OFCCP Ramping Up Closure Rates

September 3rd, 2019|

OFCCP's latest closure data shows closures up 300%+ Year-Over-Year in July for 3 regions.  Three additional regions experienced a drop of 84% Year-Over-Year - a nationwide 100% increase (no data yet on August).  Kairos expects this increase in closures to continue if OFCCP is to ramp up to [...]

West Texas HR Symposium Recap

August 26th, 2019|

Nick Paul - Director of Compliance James Teeling - Client Services Manager Last week Kairos employees attended the inaugural 2019 West Texas HR Symposium in Lubbock, Texas.  The Symposium, hosted in partnership with Texas Business Conferences & Texas Workforce Commission, was Co-Hosted by the West [...]

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Vets-4212 Reporting Deadline – September 30

August 19th, 2019|

The deadline will be here before you know it! In a compliance audit with OFCCP, you will be asked to provide copies of your reports so be sure you save a copy of your submission.  Federal contractors are required to file Vets-4212 reports if they meet the requirements detailed [...]

Marcus Stergio Appointed as OFCCP Ombudsman

August 9th, 2019|

The U.S. Department of Labor just announced the appointment of Marcus Stergio as OFCCP's Ombudsman. Originally announced by directive in September 2018 (DIR 2018-09), OFCCP's Ombud Service will provide an impartial and independent perspective to enhance communication between OFCCP and external stakeholders. "The Ombud Service fits squarely within the [...]

Excel Training for HR Professionals

August 5th, 2019|

Kairos is proud to launch our Excel Training for HR Professionals workshop. This workshop will teach your team to master some of Excel’s most powerful features, saving you countless hours collecting, reconciling and utilizing your HRIS and ATS data. Visit www.KairosServicesInc.com for more information or call us at 972-369-0015. [...]

2019 National ILG Conference Recap

August 2nd, 2019|

Highlights from OFCCP Director Craig Leen’s Comments OFCCP Director Leen provided insight into the agency's current and future direction at the 2019 National Industry Liaison Group Conference, detailing plans extending as far as three years.  In his opening remarks to a packed auditorium in Milwaukee, Director Leen stated: "If [...]

NORC EEO-1 Component 2 Website is Live

July 1st, 2019|

The National Opinion Research Center (NORC) opened their EEO-1 Component 2 website yesterday, providing information and instructions to Federal contractors for their 2017 and 2018 filings.  Based on Kairos’ initial assessment, the information contained on the site is consistent with the original Component 2 submission requirements previously published by [...]

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EEO-1 Component 2

June 17th, 2019|

If Kairos currently files your EEO-1 reports, we will send custom templates for each year identifying what data to pull. If you want Kairos to file your Component 2 report, please reach out for a quote. Kairos has been keeping a close eye on news related to EEO-1 Component [...]

EEO-1 Survey: What We Know

May 3rd, 2019|

As most of you are aware, a U.S. District Judge mandated the EEOC reinstate the compensation and hours worked portions of the EEO-1 Report, referred to as Component 2 "Pay Data," resulting from a lawsuit filed against the OMB. Over the past couple of weeks Kairos has been monitoring EEOC's website [...]

BREAKING NEWS: EEOC Informs Court that it is Able to Undertake and Close Collection of 2018 EEO-1 Component 2 Data by September 30, 2019

April 3rd, 2019|

Last month Kairos reported the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia vacated the 2017 stay which delayed the implementation of EEOC’s pay data collection and indicated “the previous approval of the revised EEO-1 form shall be in effect.” At that time, Judge Tanya S. Chutkan issued a deadline to [...]

OFCCP Releases List of 3,500 Establishments to be Audited

March 26th, 2019|

OFCCP just released the long-awaited Corporate Scheduling Announcement List (CSAL) in the OFCCP Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Library.  Unlike previous CSAL announcements, this list was posted only in the online FOIA Library without mailing advanced contractor notifications to individual establishments. CSALs notify establishments that they will undergo a [...]

2018 EEO-1 Portal Open for Component 1 Data

March 18th, 2019|

The 2018 EEO-1 portal is now open to file your Component 1 Data. This is the standard report filed annually which currently does not require Component 2 EEO-1 pay data. The window for filing is March 18 - May 31, 2019. The contact listed on the prior year's report [...]

Corporate HQ’s to be scheduled for Disability Focused Audits

March 12th, 2019|

Just last week, OFCCP released its scheduling letter for Section 503 (Disability) Focused Reviews, providing new procedural details to Federal contractors. This first round of Focused Reviews will include on-site reviews of only CORPORATE HEADQUARTER locations.  Review this checklist to see how prepared you are: Are you ready for OFCCP to [...]

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BREAKING NEWS: EEO-1 Pay Data Reporting is Back – Immediately!

March 5th, 2019|

Yesterday the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia vacated the 2017 stay which had delayed the implementation of EEOC’s pay data collection and indicated “the previous approval of the revised EEO-1 form shall be in effect.” The EEO-1 portal is currently scheduled to open March 18, 2019. It is unknown whether [...]

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250% Increase in Your Chances of an OFCCP Audit?

February 5th, 2019|

OFCCP plans to go from scheduling under 1,000 compliance audits in 2018 to a whopping 3,500 in 2019. While this goal may seem lofty given its dwindling workforce, OFCCP intends to increase audits by conducting more abbreviated reviews. They rescinded the Active Case Enforcement Directive requiring “full audits” and [...]

Change in 2018 EEO-1 Survey Launch and Deadline

February 1st, 2019|

The EEO-1 website was updated over night. The opening of the website for filing 2018 EEO-1 reports has been delayed until early March 2019. The deadline for filing has also been extended to May 31, 2019. Before the online system opens the EEOC Joint Reporting Committee will send instructions [...]

Veteran and Disability Unemployment Rates – December 2018

January 8th, 2019|

Veteran and disability unemployment have seen an overall decreased from December 2017 to December 2018, with a slight increase in the last two months of 2018. Veteran unemployment is down 0.6%, from 3.8% in 2017 to 3.2% in 2018. Disability unemployment is down 0.5%, from 8.4% in 2017 to 7.9% in [...]

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Kairos Launches Compensation Analysis Reports

January 1st, 2019|

Tucked away in OFCCP’s regulations, “Additional required elements of affirmative action programs,” is one weighty requirement: “The contractor must evaluate: Compensation system(s) to determine whether there are gender-, race-, or ethnicity-based disparities.” (41 CFR § 60-2.17(b)(3)) In recent years, OFCCP has committed considerable resources into enforcement of this requirement by hiring a [...]

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