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  • Test Your Professionalism
    by Carole Kanchier - May 28, 2018
    'During lunch a valuable customer makes an offensive racist remark.' As a professional, how would you handle this situation? What does professionalism mean to you? The American Heritage Dictionary and the Oxford Dictionary define a professional as a person having a high degree of knowledge, skill, judgment and continuing practice in a particular activity. Mirriam Webster College Dictionary indicates professionals exhibit...
  • Counting the Right Numbers…<i>or How to Stop Worrying and Love Disposition Codes</i>
    by Ellen Shong-Bergman - May 23, 2018
    I'm a born sorter. I actually find it relaxing to pick out all the blue beads and then all the red, yellow, etc. from all the rest in the less expensive 'bead mix' I just purchased and put them in separate little containers. In my closet, not only are the black tops separated from the pink ones, the long sleeved black tops are separated from the short sleeved and the sleeveless black tops. My herbs and spices aren't...
  • How Veterans Can Change the Future of Cybersecurity
    by Tony Bryan - May 23, 2018
    The last several years, cybersecurity has found itself thrust into mainstream media. Hacks against the government, companies, and individuals’ personal data have almost become a daily routine. To put actual numbers behind this, 54% of companies state they have experienced one or more successful attacks that compromised their IT infrastructure. Only a third of organizations believe they are adequately equipped to manage their...
  • OFCCP and the Rule of Law – Part V: A Contractor’s Bill of Rights?
    by Bill Doyle - May 23, 2018
    In the four prior articles in this series, we have conducted an evaluation of OFCCP’s recent regulatory and enforcement positions through the lenses of the fundamental and perennial question, “What is Law?” This last article in this series addresses contractor concerns that have emerged over the past five years about what appears to be OFCCP’s results-oriented application of the law, i.e., determining...
  • OFCCP’s Renewed Focus on Transparency, and What It Means for Compliance Reviews
    In recent years, federal contractors have come to know an Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) that is, shall we say, a bit forward. More requests for data outside of the compliance review period. Common requests for workforce-wide compensation data, or for odd employee groupings without statistical indicators. Routine requests for exhaustive personal contact information of employees. Short turnaround deadl...
  • St. Louisans Always Enjoy Meeting at the Fair – The Outreach Vendor Fair
    by Judy Julius - May 23, 2018
    When the St. Louis Industry Liaison Group (ILG) talks about “meeting you at the fair,” it’s not about ice-cream cones and electric lights. What we’re talking about is a chance for federal contractors to visit with the community-based organizations (CBOs) who represent the veteran and disability communities in the St. Louis, MO-IL metro area. What started in 2014 as a response to the changes with Secti...
  • The OFCCP Digest Volume 8, Issue 5
    by Local JobNetwork™ - May 23, 2018
    96 The OFCCP Digest is a complimentary resource for federal contractors on topics of Affirmative Action, EE...
  • Is Your Emotional Intelligence (EQ) Advancing Your Career?
    by Carole Kanchier - May 21, 2018
    You’re in a meeting when a colleague takes credit for your work. What would you do: 1) Publicly confront the colleague over ownership? 2) After the meeting, request she give you credit when discussing your work? 3) Nothing? 4) Publicly thank her for referencing your work, and give the group additional information? If you selected # 4, you've demonstrated emotional intelligence or EQ. Studies show that emotionally...
  • Is Your Job Search Productive?
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - May 18, 2018
    When it comes to your job search, there’s no arguing that the Internet is an incredibly valuable tool. In fact, according to the Pew Research Center, online search has become the most used tool for job seekers. But even though the posts are there — are the jobs themselves? The research team at Reviews.com aimed to answer this question with a six-week long study. They consulted with experts and hands-on tested the m...
  • Dear Deb: Submitting A Bill After An Interview
    by Debra Wheatman - May 17, 2018
    Hi Deb: I’m currently employed, and have been interviewing for a few months. A friend of mine just told me that he submits a bill for his travel expenses to his interviewer after the interview is complete. He will bill the interviewing company for his mass transit ticket, parking, mileage, and any other expenses associated with his travel. He said that I should be doing this too, as it “commands respect.”...