The Colorado Industry Liaison Group (ILG) hosted the 2014 Southwest and Rocky Mountain (SWARM) ILG Conference in Denver, Colo. at the Omni Interlocken Resort from Tuesday, April 29 to Friday, May 2, 2014.

The conference attendance included approximately 270 attendees, 26 exhibitors, 6 preconference sessions, 7 general sessions, 20 concurrent sessions, 1 keynote speaker, and 1 motivational speaker.

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) also attended.

Melissa Speer, Regional Director of OFCCP for SWARM, addressed the audience in the opening ceremony by summarizing OFCCP’s statistics on enforcement:

  • In 2010, OFCCP changed its enforcement protocol to improve the way we conduct compliance evaluations. We included more thorough desk audits; we are conducting more frequent onsites; and our reviews are focused on areas in types of discrimination that we have not previously focused on.