2019 Higher Education Compliance Symposium

Register today for The Institute’s 2019 Higher Education Compliance Symposium
Wednesday, March 27th, 2019, 8AM – 6:30PM (Eastern)
Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center in Washington, DC

The Institute for Workplace Equality is proud to announce its first ever Higher Education Compliance Symposium on March 27, 2019 in Washington, D.C.

Many of the nation’s largest public and private universities have recently been the focus of deep dive OFCCP audits.  Join us, and other higher education institutions, as we survey and discuss the latest EEO and affirmative action legal and enforcement trends affecting higher education.

Acting OFCCP Director Craig Leen has been invited to present the keynote address.

The program will cover the following:

  • OFCCP’s many new Directives and their impact on and opportunities for higher education,
  •  OFCCP’s modification to the Functional Affirmative Action Plan program and the Higher Education Pilot Program
  • Audits, investigations and enforcement trends having a unique impact on higher education
  • Recent legal challenge to Affirmative Action in university admissions


  • What new OFCCP Directives regarding transparency, compensation, AAP verification, contractor recognition say and what they mean to higher education institutions
  • The unique aspects of pay systems (e.g. payment in the form of grants, endowments, etc.)   at higher education institutions and educating OFCCP about that – specifically responding to the agency’s “one size fits all” approach to pay,
  • Focus on challenges of institutional expert’s statistics (i.e. regression) and methodology not mirroring that of enforcement agency and private plaintiff’s analysis
  • Issue of who is an “employee” at higher education institutions (e.g. student workers, post docs, medical school residents) and who is ultimately protected by OFCCP
  • Updates on the proposed Excellence in Disability Inclusion Award and The Leadership in Equal Access and Diversity Award proposal opportunities for higher education institution recognition and audit moratoriums
  • Lessons learned from higher education recent deep dive OFCCP Audits and investigations
  • The latest on Enforcement: what has changed and what has remained the same under the Trump Administration
  • And much more…

Keynote Speaker:
OFCCP Acting Director Craig Leen in Washington, DC (invited)

David Cohen from DCI Consulting in Washington, DC
David Fortney from FortneyScott in Washington, DC
Mickey Silberman from FortneyScott in Denver, CO

Lynn Clements from Berkshire Associates, Inc., in Columbia, MD
Paul White from Resolution Economics Group in Washington, DC
Chris Wilkinson from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe in Washington, DC

Guest Speaker:
Elizabeth Bradley from FortneyScott in Washington, DC

Agenda:  Coming Soon!

Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center
3800 Reservoir Road
Washington, DC 20057

Hotel Room Block:
Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center
3800 Reservoir Road
Washington, DC 20057

Group Rate of $199 per room, per night while available (rate ends February 25th 2019)

Online Reservation Link: Coming Soon!

Registration Fee:  
General Cost: $495 ($395 early bird discount until February 10th)
Members’ Cost: $345 ($295 early bird discount until February 10th)

For members who receive complimentary registrations with their membership level, please email contact@theinstitute4workplaceequality.org directly to register.

Time: 8 AM - 6:30 PM (Eastern)
Date: March 27, 2019


Non-Members: $ 495 (Early Bird price $395)
Members: $345 (Early Bird price $295)
If you would like to attend all Institute events at no cost, please contact Barbara Kelly about membership.
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