We are an HR Outsourcing group specializing in OFCCP Audits, Affirmative Action Plans, HR Systems, Company Policy Manuals and Employee Problems! We work with all companies, regardless of your size or the type business you are in. Contact us today to discuss your concerns with no obligation. 864-277-8200.
Expect only the best at the most affordable cost. Benchmark is a certified woman-owned small business, making us a preferred provider for your AAP and OFCCP audit needs. Our plans have a 100% success rate and we provide professional support if you receive an OFCCP audit letter. We will also help your company with required policies, procedures and systems. Our team of experienced Human Resource Consultants can help you get into compliance quickly and easily. Our goal is to provide unparallelled service with experienced, professional resources whenever you need assistance. Our vision is to continue expanding our services and support in concert with our wonderful clients.
That said, I am very proud to have founded this company over 13 years ago that has grown to have a reputation of unmatched dedication and service to our client base which represents companies of all types and sizes and a presence in every state in the Nation. We sincerely hope you will consider becoming a Benchmark client! We believe that especially in these uncertain economic times, Benchmark is an affordable and smart solution.
All the best,
Elaine Smith, SPHR Owner and Managing Consultant
OFCCP Issues New Guidelines on Audits
Effective January 1, 2011, the OFCCP launched it's newest enforcement protocol known as Active Case Enforcement (ACE). This new initiative calls for compliance evaluations consisting of any one or a combination of the following: compliance review, offsite review of records, compliance check or focused review. Also, full desk audits are conducted in all compliance evaluations with full compliance reviews for every 25th establshments. Indicators of potential discrimination may be of an individual and/or class in nature. This is a very different approach from the past ACM system which only utilized the compliance review methodology. Also in the past full desk audits were only conducted where there were indicators or every 25th case. Past reviews also focused on identifying systemic dscrimination where there were 10 or more affected class members.
Please Remember - Contractor Compliance is a REQUIREMENT- Give us a call today for free information about how we an quickly help you get into compliance with Affirmative Action Plans, Policies, Procedures, Postings, etc. This is not an option, it is a requirement if you receive Federal Contracts or Subcontracts and have at least 50 people and $50,000 in Contracts. All employees must be covered under plans.
We can also help you if you have received a Department of Labor Compliance Review letter. If you have, please call us immediately as there is a strict timeline on responding in the case of OFCCP Audits.
NEW - Employee Rights under NLRA Notification Requirements for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors
Effective June 21, 2010, Contractors and Subcontractors must post notices informing employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and add required language to purchase orders and contracts. Contractors who post notices to employees electronically must also post the required notice electronically, which requires posting a link to the Department of Labor's website containing the employee notice. The poster and further information may be downloaded from the Department of Labor Website.
Learn How to Find the Best Affirmative Action Consultant for your Plans and Audits
The best approach to ongoing compliance and passing OFCCP audits is planning. We will help you plan a compliance strategy for up-to-date plans, policies, procedures, systems, postings and other requirements that will guarantee your compliance as a Government Contractor or Subcontractor.
We are pleased to provide references and sample reports for your review as you are selecting your AAP and OFCCP audit consultants.
To help our clients be fully prepared, Benchmark provides training on requirements, forms, systems, postings, policies, trends, regulations, and ways to make a "Good Faith Effort" if underutilization is found in your Affirmative Action Plan. We want our clients to be in complete compliance - that's our goal.
Benchmark offers customer-focused, professional and confidential service. With extensive hands-on experience, ours is a personal, knowledgeable, confidential and customer-driven service - not an academic, clerically-based or cookie-cutter approach to your project or HR needs. We are able to achieve this goal because we have a commitment to your organization's success. Benchmark's owner encourages our clients to call her anytime they have a question or concern.
What To Expect From Benchmark
Unlimited phone consultation, personal and immediate attention — The confidence of knowing your projects are in total compliance with a very experienced SPHR Certified Consultant — Projects customized or developed with current, state-of-the-art software — Solid support for HR systems and required contractor systems — Current information on important regulations and trends in the workplace and with the OFCCP — Competent analysis and briefings so that you and your staff can get on track quickly and knowledgeably — The assurance that Benchmark has "hands-on" experience in Employee Relations, HR Systems, AAP Development and OFCCP Audits — All of this for a very reasonable and affordable cost with lucrative pricing guarantees
What We Do
We develop Affirmative Action Plans, support companies during OFCCP desk audits and on-site audits, develop company policy manuals, and provide HR Generalist Support for your day to day employee relations issues.
Many years of Affirmative Action and HR experience, our affordable prices and our Woman-Owned Business certification make Benchmark your number one choice!
Who We Are
Benchmark Outsourcing Group was founded over 13 years ago by Elaine Smith, a senior level Human Resource professional with over 20 years experience in Affirmative Action and Human Resources.
Based in South Carolina, Benchmark currently has clients Coast to Coast. You will find that Benchmark is your solution for expert help regardless of where your facilities are located or your Human Resources or Affirmative Action needs.
Benchmark's Owner was recently included in the Presidential Who's Who Among Business and Professional Achievers for 2010, Princeton Premier Honors Registry for Professional Business Leaders and Nominated for the Professional of the Year Award for 2010. She was recently nominated for the GSA Business Suzanne Thaler Rising Star Award.
We pride ourselves in staying up to date on changing workplace laws and regulations so that our clients can trust that they are in compliance. We generally do not need to visit your location to work with you and we offer our services at a very competitive and affordable price.
Benchmark Outsourcing Group
754 Mauldin Road, Suite 200
Greenville, SC 29607
Phone: (864) 483-1219