WASHINGTON, May 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- To better reflect its expanded and diversified educational and training programs, The OFCCP Institute is now The Institute for Workplace Equality ("The Institute") (www.theinstitute4workplaceequality.org).
The Institute helps employers understand and comply with their obligations enforced by the U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL"), including DOL's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs ("OFCCP") and Wage and Hour Division, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"), in addition to international, state and local laws and regulations. By offering a wide range of programs that address workplace compliance matters the Institute focuses on the needs of corporate counsel, human resources professionals, and compensation and talent management representatives.
The Institute is a national, nonprofit employer association based in Washington, DC. In addition to federal contract compliance support, it also addresses a wide range of issues including equal employment opportunity, diversity, pay equity, wage and hour compliance and best practices for hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. Programs provide legal updates as well as practical compliance strategies to assist employers in creating and maintaining successful, diverse organizations free from workplace bias.
"Changing the name to the Institute for Workplace Equality is an important step in expanding our programing and services to meet the growing needs of employers. Our members, faculty and Advisory Board have provided valuable input to help us offer these important programs and services," in a statement provided by The Institute's three co-chairs—David Cohen of DCI Consulting, David Fortney of Fortney & Scott, and Mickey Silberman of Jackson Lewis.
The Institute's programs include in-person and web-based sessions that are presented by a faculty of nationally recognized experts. The faculty includes Jon Geier of Paul Hastings LLP; Shafeeqa Watkins Giarrantani of Ogletree Deakins; Valerie Hoffman of Seyfarth Shaw LLP; Christy Kiely of Hunton & Williams LLP; Gary Siniscalco and Chris Wilkinson of Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe LLP; Paul White of Resolution Economics LLC; and Carter Younger of McGuire Woods LLP.
Additionally, the Institute is guided by board of advisors who help direct its strategy for maintaining the most current and relevant workplace programs available to corporate employers.
The Advisory Board is chaired by James Turner, Boeing's former director of Director of Affirmative Action in Global Diversity & Inclusion, and includes
- Nikki Alphonse, Director, EEO Compliance and Workplace Accommodations, Northrop Grumman Corporation
- Cathy Dorton, Director, Global Compliance and Workplace Fairness, The Coca-Cola Corporation
- Bari Evans, Vice President and Companywide Manager of Affirmative Action & EEO Compliance, Wells Fargo & Company
- Jessica Huhn, Employment and Compliance Manager, Cintas Corporation
- Tiffanie McDonald, Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion, USAA
- Joanna Nolte, Manager, Equal Opportunity and US Diversity & Inclusion, Shell Oil Company
- Kim Shaw, Director, Global HR Business Compliance, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company
SOURCE Institute for Workplace Equality