Industry Liaison Group (ILGs) is a concept, spawned by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance (OFCCP) programs in the early 1980′s to encourage open communication between industry and the OFCCP. The objectives have expanded since the ILG’s beginnings to include partnerships with other government agencies, like the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Local ILGs are in every Department of Labor (DOL) region.
Message from President
The Washington Metro Industry Liaison Group (WMILG) is a membership organization devoted to assisting federal government contractors in the Washington, DC metropolitan area meet their diversity goals and successfully fulfill their OFCCP compliance requirements. The membership meets on a regular basis throughout year to discuss new developments in EEO compliance and review regulations and guidance from the OFCCP, EEOC, and other regulatory agencies.
The National Industry Liaison Group (NILG)
NILG is the premier employer association on affirmative action and equal employment opportunity in the United States. Industry Liaison Group (ILGs) is a concept spawned by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance (OFCCP) programs in the early 1980′s to encourage open communication between industry and the OFCCP. The NILG Board supports approximately 61 ILGs, which are comprised of small, mid-size and large federal contractors and employers across the country and in every Department of Labor (DOL) region. We are very active in promoting and deepening the relationships between the ILGs and federal government agencies including the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance (OFCCP), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policies (ODEP) and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS). This website contains information compiled by the members of the NILG Board for communicating to our constituent Industry Liaison Groups (ILGs) across the nation. No other employer association has a broader base of constituents focused on EO/AA matters, and our voice matters, especially in these current days of government activity. We welcome you to contact us with any questions, comments or concerns and be active in your local ILG.
Thank you for visiting our website; we hope you find this website to be a valuable resource. The National Industry Liaison Group is committed to. . . Working Together Towards Equality in the Workplace!
|President||Joanna Colosimo||DCI Consulting|
|Vice President||Brandon Moon||Sparlin Law Office, PLLC|
|Treasurer||Rick Holt||Resolution Economics, LLC|
|Secretary||Elizabeth Bradley||Fortney & Scott|
|Membership||Jana Garman||DCI Consulting|
|Programs||Chris Liakos||Northrup Grumman|
|Programs||Kristyn Hurley||Berkshire Associates|
|Communications||Andrew Turnbull||Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP|
|At-Large||Mattie Ervin||Ervin Consulting, LLC|
|At-Large||Nathaniel Glasser||Epstein Becker & Green|
|At-Large||Naomi Tyre||Northrup Grumman|
|At-Large||Dede Rutherford||US Foods|
Steering Committee Bylaws
The Steering Committee shall be responsible to direct the WMILG in fulfilling its purpose. All members of the Steering Committee shall be current members in good standing of the WMILG throughout the duration of his/her term on office. The Steering Committee shall meet as necessary to conduct business. Steering Committee meetings may be in person or virtual (telephone and/or video).
The Steering Committee shall consist of not less than eight (8) members, as follows: (1) Officers – President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, Immediate past President (each serving on year terms with eligibility for reelection per the terms of the Bylaws); and (2) at least three (3) other Steering Committee members. Steering Committee members may be designated as Committee Chairs by the President on an as needed basis.
Biannually, following the November election of officers, the Steering Committee shall select its officers (President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Immediate past President). These elections take place in odd numbered years. The Steering Committee term of office shall be two calendar years.
The Steering Committee will conduct an annual review and update of the WMILG’s Long Range Plan. The strategic planning process shall include an analysis of the WMILG’s opportunities, strengths, weaknesses, and threats as they impact and change the Long Range Plan.
Any Steering Committee member (including Officers and Committee Chairs) may be removed from office, upon an affirmative vote according to the voting guidelines as follows. Vote of Steering Committee shall be by majority of those in attendance, with a quorum of five (5). In cases in which more timely approval is necessary, Steering Committee members may vote via email with five (5) business days of a request.
Steering Committee positions that are vacated prior to the end of the office-holders term will be filled in the following manner.
- Officers: If an Officer position becomes vacant prior to the end of the office-holder’s term, the President will appoint a Steering Committee member to fill that position through the end of term. If the President vacates office, the Vice-President will become President and the new President will appoint a Vice-President (from among the Steering Committee members) to fill out the remainder of the term.
- Non-Officers: If a non-Officer Steering Committee position becomes vacant prior to the end of the office-holders term, then the remaining committee members will appoint a replacement for the general membership. An appointment requires an affirmative majority vote of the remaining Steering Committee members, with a quorum of five (5). In cases in which more timely approval is necessary, Steering Committee members may vote via email within five (5) business days of request.