The NEILG is dedicated to promoting and supporting nondiscrimination, equal access, and equal opportunity in the workplace. We believe in the value of a diverse workforce, and through organizing informative events and fostering an engaging membership network, we aim to assist New England federal contractors with their compliance initiatives.
The New England Industry Liaison Group was established in 2001, when many new executives transferred to the New England area. They realized the value of membership and networking in an ILG, and invited many companies to an initial meeting. The NEILG has been growing ever since with new members joining all the time to experience the benefits of attending events and networking with a group of professionals focused on ensuring the compliance with affirmative action.
The History of Industry Liaison Groups
In the early 1980’s, in anticipation of new regulations for Executive Order 11246, Ellen Shong, past Director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Department of Labor, encouraged open communications between industry and OFCCP through Industry Liaison Groups.
Representatives from companies with federal contracts began forming ILGs with the Department of Labor in regions around the country. These groups sought technical assistance from OFCCP representatives regarding compliance issues. With collaboration and encouragement from the OFCCP Director’s Office, ILGs began forming all around the country.
ILGs provide the OFCCP and employers with an opportunity to discuss changes in federal contracting requirements and compliance trends.