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Keeping Internet-Based Job Applications Compliant with OFCCP

Keeping Internet-Based Job Applications Compliant with OFCCP
Product Code - HRAU01
Speaker(s): Julia Mendez, Principal Business Consultant at Peoplefluent, and Lisa Harpe, Senior Consultant at Peoplefluent Research Institute
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Employers that contract or sub-contract with the federal government should be prepared to have hiring practices scrutinized by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). One area of compliance where employers are often noncompliant is in the area of properly tracking internet applicants. 

If the applicant information is not properly tracked, employers are unable to perform the analysis necessary to determine whether or not there is any adverse impact in the selection process. Adverse impact is one of the most costly violations for employers that contract with the federal government, accounting for several million dollars awarded to impacted groups during the past fiscal year. 

Join Julia Mendez, Principal Business Consultant at Peoplefluent, and Lisa Harpe, Senior Consultant at Peoplefluent Research Institute, as they discuss the following:

  • Definition of internet applicant
  • Importance of using proper disposition codes
  • Self-identification forms
  • Common mistakes made in applicant tracking
  • Best practices in applicant tracking
  • Impact of proposed Section 503 and VEVRAA regulations for recruiters

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Julia Mendez, Principal Business Consultant at Peoplefluent, and Lisa Harpe, Senior Consultant at Peoplefluent Research Institute

Julia Méndez, CAAP, PHR, CELS
Julia Méndez is Principal Business Consultant for the Workforce Compliance and Diversity Solutions division of Peoplefluent’s New Orleans office.  Ms. Méndez’s current duties include overseeing the training programs for customers as well as creating content and delivering training in areas such as equal employment opportunity (EEO) and affirmative action (AA) compliance, EEO-1, VETS-100A, web accessibility for persons with disabilities, and reviewing responsibilities of AA and EEO to management.  She also has 17 years experience in assisting clients through OFCCP compliance reviews, and offering technical assistance both to clients and internal customers.  Her duties also include overseeing the New EEOSource website and publication. She has also been invited to speak at national, regional and local conferences on topics such as new veteran classifications, EEO-1 and VETS-100A requirements, web accessibility for persons with disabilities, preparing for an OFCCP compliance review, and EEO/Affirmative Action/Diversity legal requirements. 

Ms. Méndez is a graduate of University of New Orleans where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in General Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration.  She also holds a Professional in Human Resources certification from the Society of Human Resource Management since 1998, is a Certified Employment Law Specialist from Columbia Southern University, and is a Certified Affirmative Action Professional from the American Association for Affirmative Action.

Memberships in professional organizations include the Louisiana Liaison Group (LLG) where she served in 2007 and 2008 as President and is currently on the Board. She is also a member of the Society for Human Resource Management; Human Resource Management Association of Greater New Orleans, where she has served as  Diversity Chairperson from 2007-2011; and is a member and past Personnel Committee Chair for the American Association for Affirmative Action for which she contributes monthly to their EEO Tips section of their email publication.  She also is on the editorial board for INSIGHT into Diversity.


Lisa D. Grant Harpe, Ph.D. 
Lisa D. Grant Harpe, Ph.D., is an industrial psychologist and senior consultant for the Peoplefluent Research Institute (Institute), Peoplefluent Inc.’s affirmative action research and compliance consulting arm.  In this role, Dr. Harpe assists companies in the evaluation of their employment practices as they relate to discrimination. This includes statistical and qualitative analysis of hiring, performance appraisal, compensation and promotion practices, as well as coordination with attorneys and employers involved in discrimination litigation or Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program (OFCCP) audits. She brings 10 years of expertise in industrial psychology and occupational analysis to the Institute. 

Dr. Harpe joined Peoplefluent from PRI Associates, a consulting firm acquired by Peoplefluent in September 2001. Prior to that, she was the first industrial psychologist for the North Carolina Highway Patrol in which she implemented, managed and evaluated promotion and performance appraisal systems for the organizations 1,200 officers and validated a new hiring system for Troopers. 

Dr. Harpe holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Wake Forest University and a master’s and Doctor of Philosophy degree in psychology from North Carolina State University.