SmartSearch® sponsors “best practices” webinar on OFCCP compliance strategies for recruiters

Industry leading talent acquisition system teams up with subject matter expert to assist government contractors with regulatory compliance

OCEANSIDE, CA September 30, 2010 – Advanced Personnel Systems, Inc. (APS) the makers of SmartSearch®, an industry leading talent acquisition and applicant tracking system, partners with Cathleen Hampton, a human resources consultant and recognized expert in the development and implementation of corporate policies and procedures for organizations subject to the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and Affirmative Action regulations, to present a free 90-minute webinar Thursday, October 7, on what government contractors need to know – and do – to support compliance in the hiring process. The program is eligible for 1.5 HRCI credits.

Earlier this year, the OFCCP released its fiscal year 2011 budget request with new enforcement initiatives. Government contractors are well advised to prepare for more audits and more settlements, as there will be an aggressive increase in the OFCCP‘s affirmative action enforcement efforts. The webcast covers the definition of whether or not an organization is a “government contractor” according to the OFCCP, what it requires in terms of affirmative action and how to ensure compliance. Presented in an interactive format, the session also features a discussion of the OFCCP’s newly heightened enforcement efforts and how to avoid the most frequent compliance failures, as well as how to successfully handle an audit and implement a compliant, lawsuit-resistant program.

Entitled “Affirmative Action: OFCCP Steps Up Enforcement; What Government Contractors Need to Know and Do Now,” this is the fourth in a series of best practices webcasts presented by SmartSearch® in 2010 in partnership with its clients that have proven expertise in specific talent acquisition, recruiting, and staffing areas. For more information and to register visit

About the speaker: Cathleen Hampton is a professional HR consultant with over 25 years of experience, and a recognized expert in developing and implementing staffing and retention programs that include workforce planning and analysis, along with best-in-class HR technology, sourcing, recruiting and selection methods. She has been responsible for planning, development, and execution of comprehensive HR strategies for a wide range of client companies, and has broad experience with corporate policy development and program implementation including affirmative action programs and OFCCP compliance audits. She is also the author of an online column covering Washington DC workplace issues.

About SmartSearch®: Since 1986, Advanced Personnel Systems, Inc. leads the way in the development and deployment of quality talent management and recruiting solutions. Having pioneered the field of resume-scanning-based recruiting solutions, APS is a recognized innovator in on-demand technology and recruitment data management. Its signature product, SmartSearch® , currently in its fourteenth release, serves over 165,000 users and 4.7 million job seekers worldwide. The SmartSearch® applicant tracking system features a full suite of tools to support Affirmative Action and Diversity recruiting, as well as EEO/OFCCP compliance reporting.