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Proposed OFCCP Equal Pay Report

Proposed OFCCP Equal Pay Report

The OFCCP has published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in response to the directive issued in April to close the “pay gap” for females and minorities. If put into effect, federal contractors will be required to submit annual pay data reports which will be used to develop industry standards for average pay differences based […]

Update on Revised Regulations for Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities

The OFCCP recently posted several new FAQs in response to questions received since the new regulations were put into effect on March 24, 2014. The FAQs address requirements of the revised regulations implementing VEVRAA (which addresses employment of protected veterans) and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act (which addresses employment of individuals with disabilities). What’s […]

AAP Regulatory Changes Effective March 2014

The OFCCP has issued new regulations updating and expanding federal contractors’ and subcontractors’ affirmative action and equal opportunity obligations with respect to persons with disabilities and veterans.  These changes, which go into effect March 24, 2014, are the most significant changes made to these regulations since 2000. For both veterans and individuals with disabilities, the […]

TAMS Expands Compensation & Total Rewards Practice

John Bielinski, Lead Consultant, has more than 25 years of experience in the design and implementation of domestic and international human resources programs, plans and initiatives.  His expertise includes the design and implementation of base pay, short and long-term incentive plans, health and welfare programs, and defined benefit and defined contribution plans. Prior to joining […]

THRD’s Consulting Practice Acquired by TAMS Group

We are pleased to announce that the consulting practice of The Human Resource Department, Inc. (THRD) has recently been acquired by TAMS Group (Talent Acquisition and Management Solutions). This acquisition provides an exciting expansion of capabilities merging THRD‘s HR advisory and compensation design capabilities with the broad spectrum of talent acquisition services provided by TAMS […]

TAMS Group: new regulations to improve hiring and employment of veterans

Are you ready to implement the new OFCCP rules?

The new regulations to improve hiring and employment of veterans and individuals with disabilities are slated to take effect in 2014. Here are the highlights: For veterans, the new requirements establish an annual hiring “benchmark” for protected veterans of either 8 percent or another benchmark based on the best available data for your organization based […]

Performance Management

A specialty food products manufacturer asked TAMS to redesign their performance management process for plant and office staff.  In partnership with the client, TAMS designed a process and supporting tools which incorporated the company’s core values, supported goal planning and ongoing feedback, and articulated clear and measurable goals.  The redesigned process and tools shifted the […]

Affirmative Action Plan Development and Audit Support

For more than ten years, TAMS’ Compliance Practice Leader has developed Affirmative Action Plans for a $1.5B provider of sterilization and contamination control products and solutions.  As a trusted partner and resource over the years, TAMS has gained an understanding of the client’s business, its structure and the impact of organizational changes and growth by […]

Human Resources Compliance Assessment

With a growing enrollment and a vital role in the community, a large, public university engaged TAMS Group to ensure compliance with Affirmative Action regulations.  TAMS conducted reviews of recruitment and selection tools, related human resources policies and record keeping practices, and developed a comprehensive summary report including recommendations for modifications to current processes and […]

Compensation Program Design

A global manufacturer and supplier of specialty metals with a blue chip customer base sought TAMS expertise for one of its key HR initiatives:  design and development of domestic compensation program.   The organization had experienced growth, driven in part by the acquisition of subsidiaries.  As is often the case with acquisitions – as well as […]