Giving thanks that BCG is able to transition to a remote workplace so smoothly for both our employees and clients. We’re fairly certain our pets are glad we have more time to cater to them now, too.
Almost in an instant, the global health crisis changed everybody’s way of life — both socially and economically. When a “work-from-home” set-up is no longer just optional but rather required, our staff and our clients can be comforted by the fact that secured infrastructures (such as the Biddle Portal) and protocols have already been in place and exercised years ahead of the current business climate. Consequently, when social distancing and shelter-in-place became new social responsibilities, BCG employees did not miss a beat. Biddle team members continue to serve our clients, stay productive, and remain connected through the ability to work from their respective homes. Needless to say, we are truly and deeply grateful that we are able to conduct business, as usual.
A member of our team suggested that we share pictures of our home workstations, just for fun. Sure enough, pictures with captions started pouring in. Some said that they have to share work spaces with their spouses, while others have more privacy with their office-converted rooms. Many became jealous of those who have postcard-like views outside their windows, but we all agreed that the best view of all is that of your kids (or pets) playfully going about their day. Pictured below are a few of the views of our work realities (at least for now) — probably also a glimpse at the new normal.
Biddle Consulting Group, along with its dedicated employees, are committed to serve the federal contracting community by continuing to address our clients’ needs and continuing to provide up-to-date information and resources through BCG’s Institute for Workforce Development (BCGi).
Like all of you, the Biddle Consulting Group and BCGi have been working hard to respond to the developing crisis stemming from the spread of the novel coronavirus. Our first priority is to support the health and safety of our people. A close second is to minimize business disruption because, for now at least, work does go on. As of now, OFCCP audits are continuing, EEO-1 reports will need to be filed, AAPs need to be completed, etc.
We want to support you, too.
Much of the compliance material BCGi provides is free. In particular, our online compliance encyclopedia contains a wealth of topic articles aimed at helping you get done what you need to get done by providing clear, current information and links to additional information and support materials. Check it out here. Simply search in like you would on Wikipedia, or click on the “Getting Started” article pinned to the top of the “Popular Articles” box.
Some of the support materials—the checklists, sample documents, etc.—are behind the paywall for members only. Our membership prices are currently low because we don’t want price to be a barrier to access. Individual membership is just $500 per year.
However, we recognize that in the current environment, even signing up for a membership might not be so easy. So, until further notice, all BCGi materials behind the paywall will be available to you for free.
If there is something you need, and circumstances prevent your organization from registering for a paid membership, just email me at the address below and I will get you what you need. If you have questions about our materials, email me. If you’re having trouble finding what you need, email me. If you just need to talk something through with an OFCCP expert, email me.
As long as there is work to be done, BCGi will be here to help you do it. No hassle, no sales pitch, just help.
Be safe, be well, help your friends and neighbors, and we will get through this together.
Matt Nusbaum, Director of BCGi