This year’s National Industry Liaison Group (NILG) Conference, held August 27-31, 2012 in Waikoloa, Hawaii, celebrated the 30th anniversary of the unique partnership between the NILG and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). This partnership has been extended over the years to include the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) as regular participants. The conference this year may be best remembered for what did not happen rather than what did.

For the first time ever, OFCCP had no physical presence at the conference. Although members of OFCCP Senior Staff would be presenting later in live interactive broadcasts, OFCCP Director, Patricia Shiu, elected to participate via a pre-recorded message rather than attending personally or usin