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Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2016: Look Who’s Talking About Dignity and Respect

Robert Gates on Where to Find the Moral Authority to Lead

October 28, 2016 | LeadershipEEO

The only Secretary of Defense to have served in both Republican and Democrat Administrations discovered early on that the best ideas come from people in the trenches. They know what’s not working and how to fix it. Read More

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Michelle LaLumia

Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2016: Tap into Hidden IT Talent by Embracing Thought Diversity

“Chronic Sameness” Is the Enemy of Innovation

October 19, 2016 | Human CapitalEEOAnalysts

According to the Department of Labor, by 2020 there will be 1.4 million computer specialist job openings in the U.S., but too few qualified graduates to fill even a third of those jobs. Unless genetically modified food sources seriously increase fertility rates, the IT industry won’t survive using current recruitment and retention practices. Read More

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Bob Ragsdale

Managing the Steady Rise of RA Requests

Treat Them Like EEO Complaints to Safeguard Outcomes

October 6, 2016 | EEOCase Management/BPM

Thanks in part to a 2010 executive order directing federal agencies to hire 100,000 additional people with disabilities within five years, the number of federal workers with disabilities is at an all-time high. That’s a good thing. From a reasonable accommodation and EEO case management perspective, there are several considerations. Read More

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Dale Bird

The Race to the Bottom for Workers’ Comp

Labor Report Details Challenges at the State Level

October 6, 2016 | Human CapitalCase Management/BPM

In contrast to federal employees whose workers’ compensation coverage is governed by the Federal Employees Compensation Act (FECA), state and private industry employees fall under the jurisdiction of state programs, whose benefits programs vary widely. On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Labor published a new report, "Does the Workers' Compensation System Fulfill Its Obligations to Injured Workers?" and chronicles a "race to the bottom" in state workers' compensation laws. Read More

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Bob Ragsdale

Avoid Sanctions by Ensuring Timely and Complete Investigations

Your EEO Case Management System Can Protect You

August 11, 2016 | EEOCase Management/BPM

Empowering administrative judges (AJs) to impose sanctions on parties who fail to comply with its regulations is one of the EEOC’s main tools for holding parties accountable. Both agencies and complainants can be sanctioned for failing to provide complete information by required deadlines, but agencies that use MicroPact’s ICOMPLAINTS EEO case management system have an advantage. Read More

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Dale Bird

MicroPact Announces 14th Annual 462 Symposium in Washington, D.C.

“Dignity & Respect” Expert Candi Castleberry Singleton to Deliver Opening Keynote

August 1, 2016 | Company NewsEvents

MicroPact will host its 14th annual symposium for the federal Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) community on Sept. 1, 2016, at the Marriott Metro Center in Washington, D.C. The 462 Symposium gets its name from the detailed EEOC Form 462 Report that all federal agencies must submit annually. This year’s theme is Mastering EEO from Every Angle. Read More

Candi Castleberry Singleton to Deliver Opening Keynote at 462 Symposium

“Dignity and Respect” Expert to Kick Off MicroPact’s Annual Conference

June 8, 2016 | Company NewsEvents

For more than a dozen years, MicroPact has worked hand-in-hand with the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) community to help ensure that federal workers are protected against all forms of workplace discrimination. The nexus of those efforts is the annual 462 Symposium, to be held Sept. 1 at the Washington Marriott Metro Center.  Read More

EEOC to Federal Agencies: Let's Get Specific

Proposed Rule Puts Muscle Behind Affirmative Action Employment of People with Disabilities

April 12, 2016

In the federal rulemaking process, it’s not unusual for rules promulgated pursuant to a federal statute to move from general to specific over time, especially if the general regulations are not effecting the desired result. Read More

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Dale Bird

Employee Safety and Protection

EEOC Reinforces Its Position on Workplace Harassment and Discrimination

January 29, 2016

In the wake of recent world events many organizations need to address questions regarding safety and protections against terrorism in the workplace. In this environment, many ethnic communities perceive themselves to be under increased scrutiny or to be singled out. Read More

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Dale Bird