DirectEmployers' Candee Chambers to Present at National Employment Law Institute's 2015 Affirmative Action Program Series Across The Country

DirectEmployers Vice President of Compliance and Partnerships, Candee Chambers, SPHR, Sr. CAAP, will be present as a faculty member of the National Employment Law Institute's month-long Affirmative Action Briefing and Workshop seminars.

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 1, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- This October the National Employment Law Institute (NELI) will host it's annual Affirmative Action program series, hosted by Program Chair John C. Fox, Esq. of Fox, Wang & Morgan, P.C., and fellow faculty members Brian W. Bulger, Esq. of Cozen O'Connor, Candee J. Chambers, SPHR, Sr. CAAP of DirectEmployers Association, Rosemarie Falcone, Esq. of Entergy Corporation, Joan E. Moore, J.D., SPHR of The Arbor Consulting Group, Inc. and Patricia Shiu, Esq. of the Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). The four-city Affirmative Action program series will begin in San Francisco on October 7, 2015 and finish in Chicago the last week of October.

"I am delighted Candee will again be able to join us for both the Affirmative Action Workshops and Briefings, and to do so nationwide," said Program Chair John C. Fox. "Candee's relaxed, conversational and interactive style was very well received last year and amplified her practical human resources and OFCCP compliance experience gained from successfully defending over 100 OFCCP Compliance Reviews over the last 20 years," said Fox. "What Candee brings to the party is the ability to connect the technical and legal OFCCP compliance requirements with the "been there-done that" real world of HR so attendees have a practical range of options to tackle their compliance challenges after they leave the seminar."  

NELI's Affirmative Action Briefing is the oldest ongoing affirmative action educational seminar in the country and is considered the definitive "last word" on OFCCP compliance matters. This year's Affirmative Action program series has been revised and updated to address many developments affecting federal contractors, including the refocused priorities being implemented by the OFCCP and their Director, Patricia Shiu. This program series will kick off in each city with a one-day Affirmative Action Workshop designed to explain why federal contractors are subject to OFCCP authority and what goes into an affirmative action plan, as well as a summary of an affirmative action audit process. The two-day Affirmative Action Briefing immediately and seamlessly follows the Workshop and offers advanced level, practical guidance on what federal contractors must do to be compliant with the wealth of new OFCCP requirements. This Workshop will discuss how to respond to new-style OFCCP audit strategies, including added emphasis on preparing for ever-changing compensation investigations.

The 2015 Affirmative Action program series will be held in the following locations:

San Francisco, California at the Westin St. Francis
•    Affirmative Action Workshop: October 7, 2015
•    Affirmative Action Briefing: October 8-9, 2015

Austin, Texas at the Four Seasons Hotel
•    Affirmative Action Workshop: October 14, 2015
•    Affirmative Action Briefing: October 15-16, 2015

Washington, D.C. at the Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City
•    Affirmative Action Workshop: October 21, 2015
•    Affirmative Action Briefing: October 22-23, 2015

Chicago, Illinois at the Four Seasons Hotel
•    Affirmative Action Workshop: October 28, 2015
•    Affirmative Action Briefing: October 29-30, 2015

As part of the NELI faculty, Ms. Chambers will share her knowledge of the OFCCP regulatory landscape from a former AAP/EEO practitioner's standpoint, as well as provide practical guidance to navigate, prepare and defend against an OFCCP audit. Members of DirectEmployers have the unique opportunity to receive 30% off the listed seminar prices due to Ms. Chambers' involvement. Members of the Association need only mention their membership and Ms. Chambers' name upon registration to receive discounted pricing. To register to attend the Affirmative Action program series, visit

About DirectEmployers Association

DirectEmployers is an employer-driven association focusing on talent acquisition and OFCCP compliance that utilizes its technology and thought leadership to amplify job visibility and employment brand, facilitate partnerships to meet EEO/AA goals and provide proof of job delivery. For more information, visit

About the National Employment Law Institute

The National Employment Law Institute (NELI) is a non-profit continuing education organization that conducts employment law seminars, teleconferences and webinars as a means of providing continuing legal education (CLE) for employment and labor attorneys and continuing professional education (CPE/CEU) and HR recertification (through HRCI) for human resource and other professionals in the field. We also offer related services, including in-house ADA training and consulting and testifying ADA expert witness services, all of which meet the needs of the employment law and human resource professions representing business, industry, government, labor and other publicly and privately formed organizations.


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