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Unique Challenges in Higher Education

Our consultants understand the complex needs of higher education institutions when it comes to OFCCP compliance. Colleges and universities with federal contracts must follow regulations designed for traditional employers, making compliance with these requirements far more nuanced. We are here to serve as your trusted partner.

Questions higher education institutions should ask themselves if they have federal contracts:
  • Are you prepared for the "campus-like" setting requirement?
    OFCCP's new scheduling letter requires significantly more data during a compliance review than ever before. 
  • What is your compensation structure?
    Compensation structures in colleges and universities are often designed for multiple types of employees, making required analyses more complex.
  • What does your employee population look like?
    It’s important to consider the reporting differences for faculty v. non-faculty, or tenure v. non-tenure. 
     
  • What are the employment scenarios like at your school?
    Graduate assistants and part-time workers may complicate how employees are reported.
  • How many campuses does your school have?
    Many higher education institutions consider Functional Affirmative Action Plans (FAAPs) to group their employees by department, rather than location. 
  • How recent or complete is your availability analysis?
    Staff availability may be difficult to estimate. 
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Compliance & Beyond

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Affirmative Action Plans 

We have significant experience working with higher education institutions and have assisted with OFCCP audits for the last 20 years. Read more to learn about how we may be a strategic partner for your organization. 

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Pay Equity

Looking at total compensation across your university or college is crucial. Our consultants understand how to structure pay equity analyses for workforces with academic and administrative personnel.

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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion 

Examining qualitative and quantitative data at your institution is crucial to understanding the whole picture and remaining legally compliant. We conduct holistic reviews in each area of focus, allowing for a complete evaluation and identification of potential gaps. 

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Integrated Post-Secondary Education Data System (IPED) Filing 

Higher education institutions use IPED Filings instead of EEO-1 surveys. Wondering how you can strategically use your IPED data? Contact us to learn more about the benefits of your IPED data.

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