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Oct 22 , 2014 Stakeholder Meeting on Improving OSHAs Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory Program OSHA has scheduled an informal stakeholder meeting to gather information on how the agency can increase the effectiveness of its Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory Program. The meeting will focus on the use of the private sector to improve timeliness and efficiency of the NRTL recognition process, certification marks, factory and field inspections, and other topics if time permits. Washington DC OSHA
Oct 2 , 2014 Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Veterans' Employment, Training and Employer Outreach (ACVETEO) The ACVETEO is a Congressionally mandated advisory committee authorized under Title 38, U.S. Code, Section 4110 and subject to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, as amended. The ACVETEO is responsible for: assessing employment and training needs of veterans; determining the extent to which the programs and activities of the U.S. Department of Labor meet these needs; assisting to conduct outreach to employers seeking to hire veterans; making recommendations to the Secretary, through the Assistant Secretary of Labor for VETS, with respect to outreach activities and employment and training needs of Veterans; and carrying out such other activities necessary to make required reports and recommendations. The ACVETEO meets at least quarterly. Washington DC VETS
Oct 22 , 2014 Vendor Outreach Session To increase the U.S. Department of Labor's utilization of all types of small businesses, the Department's Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) sponsors Small Business Vendor Outreach Sessions (VOS). These sessions offer small businesses the opportunity to market their capabilities directly to OSDBU and agency program officials and learn about potential Department procurement opportunities. Conversely, Department procurement officials can learn more about the diverse small business resources available to meet their procurement needs. Department of Labor agencies buy a wide variety of goods and services valued at approximately $2.2 billion each year. Each DOL agency has a responsibility for procuring its own goods and services in support of the agency's mission. Washington DC OASAM
Nov 6 , 2014 Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health Meeting OSHA scheduled a meeting of the Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH). The council advises the Secretary of Labor on all matters relating to the occupational safety and health of federal employees. This includes providing advice on how to reduce the number of injuries and illnesses in the federal workforce and how to encourage each federal executive branch department and agency to establish and maintain effective occupational safety and health programs. The tentative agenda includes updates from FACOSH subcommittees and on recordkeeping rule changes affecting federal agencies, protecting workers from retaliation, and update future metrics on the Presidential POWER Initiative. Washington DC OSHA
Oct 9 , 2014 OFCCP - Understanding AAP Requirements Please join the OFCCP Houston District Office for an informative presentation on understanding the necessary ingredients for an effective supply and service affirmative action program. Additional time will be reserved at the end of the event to answer specific questions regarding the information presented and/or related issues. Houston TX OFCCP
Oct 9 , 2014 OFCCP - Understanding the Nuts and Bolts of a Construction Audit Please join the OFCCP Houston District Office for a presentation designed to provide federal construction contractors/sub-contractors with a basic understanding of the regulations at 41 C.F.R. 60-4. This presentation will assist the contractors in understanding its EEO obligations, recordkeeping requirements, and the OFCCP auditing process. A must for all federal construction contractors and subcontractors. Additional time will be reserved at the end of the event to answer specific questions regarding the information presented and/or related issues. Houston TX OFCCP
Nov 6 , 2014 What to expect during an OFCCP Audit Please join the OFCCP Houston District Office for a presentation designed to provide an overview of OFCCPs evaluation process. The compliance officers/presenters will explain the process from the receipt of the scheduling letter to what happens during the onsite. This venue allows federal contractors an advance opportunity to prepare and understand the desk audit and onsite portions of the evaluation process. Additional time will be reserved at the end of the event to answer specific questions regarding the information presented and/or related issues. Houston TX OFCCP