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Carla Irwin & Associates

A Quarterly Resource for
Successful Affirmative Action Planning

Summer 2010


The Blog Issue

This issue is dedicated to blogs.  I am excited to announce the launch of my new blog –  AA Insights The Blog, dedicated to the latest equal opportunity and affirmative action news.  The Blog is meant to work in conjunction with this newsletter.  The Blog will get you quick bites of the latest news, links to great information and sometimes my personal opinion on it all.  The Newsletter will get you detailed information on both hot topics and continuing AA/EEO education support. 

On a Blog Roll

I know my blog isn’t the only one out there that provides great information on all things affirmative action, so I want to provide you with the blogs that I have bookmarked and read regularly.

There are two blogs dedicated to Affirmative Action and EEO that I frequent. The first is DCI Consulting’s OFCCP Blog Spot.  It is a very detailed like a newsletter, but updated regularly like a blog.  It provides not only information on the latest news from the OFCCP, EEOC and significant court cases, but it also gives commentary and advice to its readers on the topics.  A close second is Biddle’s Affirmative Action News.  It also is updated regularly with the latest AA news but in smaller bites.  Biddle has an Institute for Workforce Development that provides a very detailed and meaty newsletter and offers many free webinars on EEO, AA and statistics.

That leads me to my next blog.  A Principal Consultant at Biddle just launched a new blog for those with a taste for statistics.  He is known as the Radical Statistician and his blog is Radicalstatistican Blog. His goal is to make statistics fun and easy.  If a regression analysis is in your future, you should definitely check this blog out.

Finally, with the OFCCP’s new focus on Veterans and the Disabled there are two blogs that provide me with information to assist my clients with their education and outreach efforts.  First is Value of a Veteran Blog.  They specialize in educating human resource professionals on the best practices for finding, recruiting, and retaining military service members.  For information on the Disabled I turn to the JAN Blog.  The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is a project of the Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy. Its mission is to facilitate the employment and retention of workers with disabilities. If you are a federal contractor, bookmark them, read them and get to know how your organization can improve your Veterans and Disabled outreach programs.

About Carla Irwin & Associates
Carla Irwin & Associates, Inc. specializes in developing and implementing Affirmative Action Programs (AAP) for Federal Contractors. With clients ranging from small business to Fortune 100 corporations, we supplement our clients’ human resources functions with our own in-depth AAP knowledge and expert systems.


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OFCCP Blog Spot

Affirmative Action News

Radicalstatistican Blog

Value of a Veteran Blog

JAN Blog 


“DOL published its final rule implementing Executive Order 13496 effective June 21, 2010 requiring federal contractors to post notices informing employees about their rights under Federal labor law”

“US Department of Labor settles hiring discrimination case with The Wackenhut Corp. in Aurora, Colo. Company agrees to pay $290,000 to 446 African-American job applicants.”

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