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Quad A Newsletter - September 2009

  1. 1. Newsletter September 2009 AKA: Arizona Industry Liaison Group Affiliate (AILG) Quad A P. O. Box 1848 Phoenix, AZ 85001 www.azquada.org Veterans & the Workplace E-mail: azquada@aol.com E-Fax: (623) 321-6016 Do federal contractors know the new regulations regarding veterans (VEVRAA) Board Members & Officers and persons with disabilities (Rehabilitation Act)? John Garza, President JAG Specialties, LLC Is your organization complying with all of the requirements mandated by the (602) 300-2023 Flossie Christensen, Chair government? Las Vegas SNILG Chapter Bank of Nevada Join us for our September 15 membership meeting to be held at Arizona (702) 248-4200 Workforce Connection (details below) . You’ll learn: Gail Painter, PHR Vice President EEO/AA Compliance Specialist • Which contractors are required to abide by the VEVRAA and (623) 202-9058 Rehabilitation Act regulations, Maria Sandoval, Treasurer Shamrock Foods (602)477-2529 • What the requirements are of both acts, Rebecca Rand Recording Secretary • What the OFCCP’s current focus is with regard to these two protected American Express groups, and (602) 537-2960 Marian Enriquez The Sundt Companies, Inc. • Suggestions for outreach. (480) 293-3108 Tom Arn Quarles & Brady Santos Rodriguez, Business Service Coordinator, will share the benefits of the (602) 229-5342 Arizona Workforce Connection One-Stop Center’s services and how it can Neil Bourque benefit your company. In addition, a private tour of the facility will be provided. The Marc Center (480) 969-3800 Our guest speaker will be Michael Espinosa, Director, US Department of Labor George Thorne Jobing.com Veterans Employment & Training Services (see Speaker’s Profile on page 2). (602) 914-7507 Lisa Barnum Boeing Company September 15 Membership Meeting 480-648-7944 Evelyn Miller Raytheon Heroes to Hometowns 520-794-9997 Charlene Valestin (Veterans & the Workplace) Zions Bancorporation Michael Espinosa, Director, US Dept of Labor (928) 899-4199 Lida Daniels Veterans Employment & Training Service Blood Systems (480) 675-5607 Quad A Administrator Time: 8:30-10:00 a.m. Chris Weakland Legacy Partners Consulting Location: Arizona Workforce & Coaching, LLC (602) 377-0404 Connection Membership meetings are the 3406 N. 51st Ave (No of 3rd Tuesday of every month from 8:30-10:00 a.m. Thomas) Arizona Affirmative Action Association Page 1
  2. 2. Speaker’s Profile Michael Espinosa has worked for the U. S. Dept. of Labor/Veterans Employment and Training Service (VETS) since August 1991. He has been in his present position as Director since February 2000. Mike served in the Army as a medic from 1969 through 1972. As the Grant Officer’s Technical Representative in Arizona, Mike has oversight of the DVOP/LVER grant, two Homeless Veterans Grants and one Veterans Workforce Investment Grant. Immigration Alert: Dept of E-Verify Final Rule Homeland Security Issues Became Applicable on Revised Form I-9 September 8, 2009 August 2009 All employers, including federal contractors, On August 27, 2009, the Department of are required to enroll in E-Verify if and when Homeland Security’s Citizenship and they are awarded a federal contract or Immigration Services issued a minor revision subcontract that requires participation in E- to the Form I-9. The new version is fillable Verify as a term of the contract. online and now bears an expiration date of Answers to frequently asked questions about 8/31/2012 in the upper right corner. No substantive changes were made, either to the what the rule means to employers and employees can be found on the U.S. form or to the list of acceptable identity and work eligibility documents. Citizenship and Immigration Services web site at: The Form's revision date, which appears in http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.5af9bb9 the lower right corner of the form, is now 5919f35e66f614176543f6d1a/? 8/7/09. Although all employers are vgnextchannel=534bbd181e09d110VgnVCM100000471 encouraged to begin using the new 8/7/09 8190aRCRD&vgnextoid=cb2a535e0869d110VgnVCM10 version immediately, for now it is still 00004718190aRCRD acceptable to use the previous, 2/2/09 version. The new Form I-9 is available online at http:// www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-9.pdf. Stay Abreast of Changes and Trends in Federal All employers in the United States are required, under the Immigration & Nationality Act, to use the Form I-9 to verify the identity and employment eligibility of each new Contractor Compliance. employee (both citizen and noncitizen) hired after November 6, 1986. A Form I-9 must be kept for each employee for three years after Join us for the date of hire or one year after the th employment ends, whichever is later. Failure Quad A’s 12 Annual to complete and maintain I-9 forms for all employees can result in federal, civil and criminal penalties. (Reprinted with permission Compliance Conference by Quarles & Brady LLP.) November 17, 2009. Arizona Affirmative Action Association Page 2
  3. 3. Black Canyon Conference Center 9440 N.25th Ave., Phoenix, AZ AKA: Arizona Industry Liaison Group Affiliate (AILG) 12th Annual Compliance Conference Tuesday, November 17, 2009 Registration Form (One per attendee, please) COST (Includes Lunch & All Materials): Payments received by November 1, 2009: $100 Members $150 Nonmembers Payments received after November 1, 2009: $125 Members $175 Nonmembers Name: _____________________________________________ Email Address: _______________________________ Organization: ________________________________________Work Phone: _________________________________ Mailing Address: __________________________________________________________________________________ City, State & Zip: __________________________________________________________________________________ For AMEX/Visa/MasterCard Payments, fax registration to 623/321-6016: Card #______________________________________________________________ Expiration:___________________ If paying by check: Please make checks payable to Arizona Affirmative Action Association and mail together with registration form to: AAAA, P. O. Box 1848, Phoenix, AZ 85001. For further information, contact us at azquada@aol.com Arizona Affirmative Action Association Page 3
  4. 4. The Arizona, Las Vegas and Hawaii ILG's are privileged to host the 28th Annual Industry Liaison Group National Conference United in Equality… Believe It, Achieve It August 3 - 6, 2010 REGISTER NOW @ http://www.ilgnvegas2010.com/ The Conference will be held at the beautiful Conference room rates start at $159 per night. Our group password is NLG. You may also book your room by calling 1-866-767-7773 Group Code: NATLIAISON Arizona Affirmative Action Association Page 4
  5. 5. 2009 Quad A Membership Application Thank you for your continuing interest in and support of the Arizona Affirmative Action Association (Quad A). Our members include professionals in the fields of human resource management, equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, workplace diversity and other related fields. For over 25 years, Quad A has been providing its members with quality, up-to-date information through workshops, seminars and conferences. Your membership entitles you to a monthly newsletter, quarterly meetings/workshops, seminars, the Annual Conference (in April) and Compliance Conference (in the fall). Most activities are included in your membership; others are offered at a substantial discount. At only $75 per year (Jan-Dec), membership in Quad A is a true value for the money. (Individual memberships only; no organizational memberships at this time.) Goals of the Arizona Affirmative Action Association are to: • Promote equal employment opportunity, diversity and affirmative action in the workplace. • Promote awareness and recognition in the workplace and the community of the benefits of taking affirmative action to provide equal employment opportunities • Share and disseminate up-to-date information on EEO, AA and diversity issues, legislation, judicial decisions, best practices and trends. • Provide an opportunity for professionals interested in EEO, AA and diversity issues to network and communicate. Membership fee in Quad A is a qualified tax deduction. To renew your annual membership, or to apply as a new member, please complete the following information and return it along with a check for $75 made payable to the Arizona Affirmative Action Association to our office at P.O. Box 1848, Phoenix, AZ 85001. NOTE: Please provide us with an e-mail address to which we can send your monthly newsletter. Quad A is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization (TIN 86-0966437), and e-mailing saves the Association a considerable amount on printing and postage each month. THANK YOU! MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION/RENEWAL Member Name: Company Name: Title: Mailing Address: Phone: Fax: E-mail: ___Visa ___ MC ___Am Ex Name on card: Card # Expires: Please return this renewal form along with a check or credit card for $75 made payable to Arizona Affirmative Action Association to our office at P.O. Box 1848, Phoenix, AZ 85001 or eFAX to (623) 321-6016. Arizona Affirmative Action Association Page 5