The 2012 National Industry Liaison Group (NILG) conference was held August 27-31 in Waikoloa, Hawaii. The conference location was beautiful, and the conference planning committee made sure that the conference ran smoothly. However, this was a difficult year to gain many new insights into what is occurring at the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). There were a number of effective speakers (including two of the frequent contributors to The OFCCP Digest, John Fox and Sandra Ziegler), but much of the information presented at the conference had either already been made available through various sources or had been previously presented in other forums.

The conference was somewhat hampered by the absence of OFCCP officials. There were several sessions in which OFCCP repre