Date(s) - 05/22/2019
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
New England Industry Liaison Group
The OFCCP’s New Directives and What We Can Expect From Future Compliance Audits
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., May 22, 2019
S4, Inc., The Conference Center – 213 Burlington Road, Bedford MA 01730
Cost: There is no charge for this program, but please register below. Space is limited.
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- NILG & NEILG Updates: Paul McGovern, NILG Chair, NEILG Co-chair (15 minutes)
- Current OFCCP Audit Trends: Rachel Rubino (90 minutes), Senior HR Consultant at Berkshire Associates
- Program Description: Rachel will discuss the various directives released by OFCCP over the past year, and how we are seeing these directives play out in audits. She will also review how contractors should be preparing for potential Section 503 focused reviews, as well as for the increased focus on Section 503 and VEVRAA compliance in regular audits.
- OFCCP Updates: Agency perspective on the direction of the OFCCP under the new Director Craig Leen.
- OFCCP Northeast Region Director Diana Sen (30 minutes)
- OFCCP Boston District Director Rhonda Aubin-Smith (30 minutes)
About the Presenters
Rachel Rubino. As a Senior HR Consultant at Berkshire Associates, Rachel Rubino specializes in helping federal contractors and subcontractors of all sizes and industries meet their unique affirmative action needs. With an in-depth understanding of Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ (OFCCP) regulations and requirements, Rachel provides leading support and guidance to her clients—working to keep them up-to-date and compliant. Rachel is dedicated to keeping her colleagues informed which is why she regularly develops white papers and articles on the latest trends and updates. She is a frequent contributor to Berkshire’s BALANCEview blog. Rachel is an active member of the Society for Human Resource Management. She received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Maryland, and her Masters in Human Resources Development from Towson University. Rachel holds both SPHR and SHRM-SCP Certification.
Diana Sen is the Regional Director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) Northeast Region. In this capacity she leads the agency’s enforcement and outreach efforts in the Northeast, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. She is based in New York City. Diana is an experienced and highly skilled civil rights lawyer who has spent her career advocating for the most vulnerable populations in our country. She comes to OFCCP with significant experience in government, non-profit and private sector work. Previously, Diana served as Senior Counsel at LatinoJustice PRLDEF (formerly the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund) where she litigated major civil rights cases in the southeastern United States. Prior to joining LatinoJustice, Diana worked as an attorney at the international law firm of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP in New York City for six years, specializing in general commercial and white collar litigation. The firm sponsored Diana for a two-year fellowship with the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund where she helped establish the organization’s Atlanta office. She is a Past National President of the Hispanic National Bar Association. Diana received her J.D. from Emory Law School and her BA and MA in Political Science/International Relations from the University of Florida.
Rhonda Aubin-Smith serves as the District Director for the Boston District Office of the Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). Beginning her career with OFCCP in 2000, Rhonda has worked as a Compliance Officer and an Assistant District Director prior to taking on her District Director responsibilities in 2011. Prior to her work with the OFCCP Rhonda worked in the equal opportunity field with the State of Oklahoma and with the Department of the Air Force. Rhonda also served in the US Navy Reserves. Rhonda holds a Bachelor Degree in Liberal Arts and a Masters in Human Relations. As the Boston District Director Rhonda ensures that her office uphold the purpose of the OFCCP – to enforce, for the benefit of job seekers and wage earners, the contractual promise of affirmative action and equal opportunity required of those who do business with the government. The Boston District Office covers Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Eastern Massachusetts.