2011 MD SHRM State Conference to Feature Federal Contractor & Subcontractor Compliance

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Berkshire Expert to Present on Recent OFCCP Updates and Federal Contractor Obligations

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On October 3-4, 2011, Nicole Yeldell, SPHR, Training Manager at Berkshire Associates, a human resource consulting and technology firm that assists companies in building their ideal, balanced workforce, will help attendees at the MD SHRM State Conference understand the latest Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs' (OFCCP) updates, along with what it means to be a federal contractor, in her presentations: "Recent Regulatory and Compliance Updates All HR Professionals Must Know," and "Affirmative Action 101."

HR professionals should be aware of what it means to be a federal contractor and subcontractor, what makes up a compliant affirmative action plan, and how recent regulatory and compliance changes can significantly impact their organizations. Over the past two years, OFCCP has seen its budget and staff grow over 30 percent. It's using these resources to ensure federal contractors and subcontractors are in compliance. Nicole's informative and timely sessions will address affirmative action basics, along with the considerable impact the latest compliance updates haveā€”and how companies can protect themselves.

For further information on these seminars, or to set up an interview with Nicole Yeldell, please contact Lauren Collinson at 800.882.8904, ext. 1307, or laurenc(at)berkshireassociates(dot)com

About Nicole Yeldell:
As Manager of Training, Nicole is responsible for the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of all Berkshire Associates Inc.'s training programs. Creating and facilitating leading training sessions for over ten years, Nicole shares her expertise with HR professionals on topics that matter the most to them. Nicole specializes in compliance support including the areas of affirmative action/EEO, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) audit support, and diversity. Her thorough understanding of the laws and regulations that impact compliance allow her to advise and assist companies of all sizes and industries, keeping them protected from liability.

About Berkshire Associates:
Berkshire Associates is a human resource consulting and technology firm, specializing in helping companies build the ideal, balanced workforce. As an industry leader, Berkshire provides the latest tools and services for affirmative action, applicant management, compensation management, workforce planning, diversity, and professional training. For over 25 years, Berkshire has serviced the nation's most recognizable companies; and as a result has mastered providing clients with cost-effective solutions to everyday human resource challenges.

About MD SHRM: The MD State SHRM is an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management. The MD State SHRM is a great resource for HR professionals either new to the field, or with many years of experience. It is a local starting point for networking, information, professional development and continued support of excellence in Human Resources. Click here to learn more about the MD State SHRM 2011 Conference.                                                                                     

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