Thursday, May 17, 2012

"Affirmative Action News" Has Moved!
Biddle Consulting Group is happy to announce the new home of our Affirmative Action News blog - now found on our new site  Please bookmark the new Affirmative Action News blog address at You will still be able to enjoy the same great blog content -just in a new location.  

If you have been an e-mail subscriber to, your subscription has been transferred to the new blog address. You will continue to receive blog updates by e-mail.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Congratulations to Our SWARM Conference Drawing Winners!

Here’s a reason to attend a conference in which Biddle is a vendor. At the recent SWARM conference in San Antonio, Biddle Consulting Group gave away 1-full year of BCGi Platinum membership privileges (a $299 value each) to 10 lucky recipients.

BCGi - Online Training and Resources for the HR EEO Community
This membership provides the winners with unlimited access to live webinars (most are eligible for HRCI credit!), all previously recorded webinars, Platinum member only training, EEO Insight Archive and all the tools found on the BCGi website. Among the dozens of attendees who stopped by our booth and dropped a business card into our “Everything is Bigger in Texas” mug, a special congratulations goes to the following winners:
  • Martha Burrage – Honeywell
  • Liz Sauls - SACU 
  • Mike Dougherty – Colorado School of Mines 
  • Nilda Barela – University of New Mexico 
  • Audrey Magnuson – University of Texas, San Antonio 
  • Jackie Kostreba - Dell 
  • Kristi Williamson – McKesson 
  • Shari Conaway – Southwest Airlines 
  • Beth Cook – American Eurocopter 
  • Liese Teneyuca-Arias - SACU 
  • LyKinda Warner – Pamlab

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Video: "Reviewing the Impact of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs' Regulatory and Enforcement Actions"

This morning, the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Education and the Workforce held a hearing to review the impact of the OFCCP's regulatory and enforcement actions. This event was streamed live.

The committee invited four witnesses to testify about the impact of the proposed new regulations. After the testimonies, each committee congressman was given five minutes to comment and question the witnesses.

You can watch the recording of the hearing here:

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More information about the hearing, including the complete written testimony of each witness and Chairman Roe's opening statement can be found here:

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The Value of a Veteran

One of the many benefits of attending conferences is the opportunity to meet other professionals in our industry. Last week, we attended the SWARM Conference and were delighted to meet Lisa Rosser. Lisa's company, The Value of a Veteran, educates and helps government agencies, corporations and higher education institutions develop a veterans hiring strategy. The firm provides these services via web seminars, an employer's guide, workshops and consulting.

In the near future, we will be presenting a BCGi webinar with Lisa. In the meantime, watch the video below to learn more about The Value of a Veteran. Also, be sure to visit

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Lilly Ledbetter Interview

Today for Equal Pay Day, we've posted an interview with Lilly Ledbetter. You may recall that Lilly Ledbetter is the inspiration for the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009. In the interview below, she tells her story.

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Monday, April 16, 2012

Live Hearing: "Reviewing the Impact of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs' Regulatory and Enforcement Actions"

Watch live as representatives from the healthcare field testify in front of a special subcommittee Congress recently assembled regarding OFCCP’s impact on developing and maintaining Affirmative Action Plan(s). How will Congress react to the testimonies from the AAP Healthcare Community? Will the results of the hearing not only impact current regulations but also influence the pending approvals of the Proposed Regulations regarding the Covered Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities?

Find out by watching the hearing live this Wednesday, April 18th at 10:00 a.m. (EST).
Go to for broadcast viewing information.

"Reviewing the Impact of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs' Regulatory and Enforcement Actions"

Friday, April 13, 2012

AAP and Comp Data Security

Are you certain your AAP and Comp data are safe?

Have you ever wondered what happens to your data after you send it to a consultant? Most consultants simply save your information on their laptop or flash-drive, some will place your data behind a company firewall, and others will even secure your data in a building that is monitored by a security guard. Is your data really as safe as it should be?

While you may not be able to affirmatively answer these questions about the security of your data, you should know that Biddle Consulting Group is proactively addressing data security. Biddle stops at nothing to ensure client data are secure. From industry leading 128bit encrypted data transfer technology, to annual independent third-party security evaluations, and cloud computing in today's safest server farms, Biddle makes every attempt possible to lock-down client data. Biddle has also been evaluated and approved to store data by two of the most security conscious industries - Banking and Healthcare Insurance.

Do you want to know more about the security of your data in our data centers?  Take a look at the following information about our secure data facility:
"...monitor the physical security of our Enterprise Data Center, around the clock, with a full staff of professional security personnel at our on-site Security Control Center. The facility's physical surveillance includes pan-tilt-and-zoom digital recording cameras, 360-degree perimeter and roof observation, event-driven intrusion detection systems, and locked-down floor tiles with an under-floor intrusion detection system. access controls ensure that only authorized customers have access to the facility. Pin-code access keypads, proximity card readers, and biometric iris scanners monitor every access point. Weight sensitive portals control multi-person entries. And the system monitors and logs the entry and exit of each visitor to our facility and/or customer cages." 
Still thinking your data are safe? Or are you one of the many Biddle clients reading this blog and pleased that we take data security so seriously?  Whether you are a client or prospective client who wants to know more about how Biddle keeps your data secure, feel free to call (800) 999-0438. Ask for an AAP representative; we are happy to help!