Developing an Affirmative Action Plan (and Why You Should)
June 28, 2018 –
Do you know what an Affirmative Action Program is? Many folks confuse having non-discrimination policies with having an Affirmative Action Program. Many don’t realize that a written Affirmative Action Plan sets specific targets for recruitment, hiring and advancement, tracks progress data, and must be updated regularly.
Often nonprofit organizations undertake “Diversity” or “Equity and Inclusion” initiatives and would benefit from following a structured, data-driven, and comprehensive approach. Affirmative actions include training programs, outreach efforts, and other positive steps. These procedures should be incorporated into the company’s written personnel policies. For those receiving federal funds, affirmative action must be taken by covered employers to recruit and advance qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans.
Virginia Capezio, a Senior Human Resource Consultant with TriNet (a professional employer organization) , will fly in specially from Virginia to present to our group. Virginia is considered to be TriNet’s expert on Affirmative Action so this promises to be a very informative meeting!
Detecting Fraud – Organizations regularly assess, through annual audits and other processes, whether they have adequate controls in place to prevent fraud but less effort is made to see if fraud is actually taking place. Typically, CFOs and others responsible for safeguarding a nonprofit’s assets have not been educated in what to look for. Often, one hears details of a fraud and the reaction is, “Wow, it never would have occurred to me to look at…” All too often, after a case of fraud has been detected, people reveal that they ignored “red flags” they should have paid attention to.
John Mulvaney, Practice Leader for White Collar and Government Enforcement Practice, Corporate Recovery and Litigation Services at CBIZ will provide concrete information on what you should be reviewing on a regular basis, what are typical “red flags”, and what to pay attention to if you suspect fraud. He will also describe what he, in his role, focuses on in the course of a fraud investigation. John is a former FBI agent and will have many interesting stories to tell us.