St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) May 20, 2006
Sendouts LLC, provider of Sendouts Pro, Applicant Tracking Software for recruiting and staffing agencies, again leads the way in government compliance. The latest update for Sendouts Pro gives all current users, and future users, the ability to adhere to the guidelines set forth by the OFCCP in regards to Internet Applicants.
What does it mean to be OFCCP compliant?
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is a federal agency charged with regulating government contractors. Among other things, the OFCCP issues regulations regarding the affirmative action obligations of contractors, establishes record keeping rules, and audits contractors to make sure they are in compliance. The OFCCP wants to know whether the screening devices contractors use are eliminating members of protected classes disproportionately.
On February 6, the OFCCP criterion for Internet Applicants went into effect. They define four key points to help federal contractors determine who are "applicants," as well as the record-keeping requirements for those candidates. The OFCCP is requiring that contractors solicit race and gender data, and the records must be maintained accordingly. The following outlines for which candidates it is required to gather this abovementioned information:
1. The individual must submit an expression of interest in employment through the Internet or related technologies (for example: the applicant is found on a job board, applies at your web site, or sends an email); Applicants applying through means other than electronic must be considered as well.
2. You consider the individual for employment in a particular position;
3. The individual’s expression of interest indicates he/she possesses the basic qualifications for the position; and
4. The individual at no point in the selection process removes him or herself from consideration, or otherwise indicates that he/she is no longer interested in the position.
There may be times when candidates do not want, or will not, provide this information. There is no problem with declining to self-identify or specifying unknown in the values. The OFCCP is trying to ensure all those who are willing to self-identify have the ability to do so, in an attempt to remove screening devices that are hindering protected classes from obtaining work.
How does Sendouts Pro achieve OFCCP compliance?
Sendouts has modified its system so that when candidates apply via Webconnect or Sendouts Pro, there is an option to either self-identify by providing gender and race or not to self-identify at all. The information is stored in a separate location than the candidate record to further protect the candidate’s privacy. This information can only be accessed by administrators. Sendouts Pro has developed an internal report that mirrors the EEO-1 form that companies use to report gender and race to the government.
Where can you find more information about OFCCP?
If you are interested in knowing more about the OFCCP and its guidelines, please go to the OFCCP website (http://www.ofccp.com/) to view additional information.
The OFCCP final rule is available at:
Sendouts is an application service provider (ASP) offering Sendouts Pro, a web-based applicant tracking system that manages the entire talent acquisition process from initial prospective client and opportunity to final placement. Sendouts Pro is easily configurable to your unique workflow process. Clients use Sendouts Pro to automate and speed sales; quickly match qualified candidates to job orders; enable recruiters to work from a centralized database; organize recruiters’ and managers’ schedules; and obtain real-time performance metrics for better management decisions. Key features include: sophisticated power searching, accurate resume parsing, customized workflows, website integration, Microsoft Outlook synchronization, built-in email merge and automated job board posting.
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