Nuts-and-Bolts: Affirmative Action Programs – Who, What, and When

An Affirmative Action Plan or Affirmative Action Program (AAP) is a management tool designed to ensure equal employment opportunities (recruitment, selection, advancement, etc.) through the use of diagnostic analyses based off internal audits and reporting systems. For the past two weeks, we have blogged about the inner workings of EEO and VETS Reporting. To piggy-back off those topics, we’re going to take a closer look at AAPs and the Who, What, and When of the Program’s process. (more…)

You Did WHAT?!?!

Your largest client just called you asking where their shipment is and you don’t have an answer.  With a little research, you can’t find any record that the shipment ever went out. Just yesterday you confirmed with your employee, Jonas, that the shipment went out. When you approach Jonas, he looked through his records and finally hung his head and said, “I must not have put it in.” While this scenario may not be exactly what we have experienced in the past, the concept and sinking feeling produced by a major mistake in our stomachs is the same. (more…)

Nuts-and-Bolts: VETS Reporting – Who, What, and When

September is officially here, and the September 30th due date for EEO-1 Reporting is fast approaching, which means the Veterans’ Employment and Training Service Reports (VETS-100 and VETS-100A) are due as well.  Similar to EEO-1 reporting, VETS-100 and VETS-100A Reports are compliance surveys mandated by federal regulations and statutes.  As mentioned in our previous blog post on EEO Reporting, frequently asked questions pertaining to filing include: Who needs to file; What do you need to report and why; and, When do you have to do all of this? (more…)