Understanding the New Census Data and its Impact on Affirmative Action Compliance

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Berkshire President to examine census updates at 2012 NILG Conference

On August 30, 2012, Beth Ronnenburg, SPHR, President of Berkshire Associates, a human resource consulting and technology firm that assists companies in building their ideal, balanced workforce, will examine what compliance professionals can expect when it comes to the new census data and affirmative action planning in her Industry Liaison Group National Conference presentation: "New Census Data and AA Compliance—Understanding the Impact."

During the 2010 Census, human resource professionals and compliance officers were surprised to see the census collection tool did not solicit occupation and EEO information. Almost immediately, professionals were concerned about the absence of occupation-related questions, and wondered how data would be collected for affirmative action plans. Then the news was released, explaining the questions would be included in the American Community Survey (ACS). What does this really mean?

Beth's informative seminar will introduce participants to the ACS, its role, its frequency, the types of questions asked on the survey, and how the information is used. Attendees will also learn the impact it will have on their affirmative action planning, and changes they may need to make to their HRIS systems.

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About Beth Ronnenburg: As President of Berkshire Associates Inc., Beth Ronnenburg, SPHR is responsible for leading one of the most reputable and respected brands in affirmative action compliance solutions. Ronnenburg, who became President in June 2011, is the steward of Berkshire's strategic vision, "to help companies build their ideal, balanced workforce." She oversees all business interests and operations, including product development, consulting, marketing, and sales to ensure the delivery of high-caliber solutions to clients. Ronnenburg, along with the Leadership Team, also ensures short and long-term goals are aligned with the company's strategic plan for innovation, increased profitability, and growth.

About Berkshire: 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 applicant management, compensation management, affirmative action, 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 NILG: The National Industry Liaison Group promotes Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity by working closely with the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, related administrative agencies, and Local and Regional ILGs. Its 30th annual conference is comprised of hundreds of the nation's top human resource executives and professionals from Fortune 500 companies and small businesses.

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