An Industry Liaison Group serving Connecticut, W. Massachusetts and Rhode Island
The Connecticut Industry Liaison Group (CTILG) is an employer association for companies and individuals based in Connecticutand the surrounding areas. Although participating companies are not required to be federal contractors, discussions typically focus on affirmative action and equal employment opportunity. The goal of our organization is to improve communications between the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and the federal contractor companies. The CT ILG members normally meet three times a year at one of our member locations in the greater Hartford area. For part of each meeting, we also invite a representative from the local OFCCP office to join us for an open discussion on important topics impacting contractor companies. If you would like to attend our next meeting, please contact us via the form below.
Industry Liaison Group History
Industry Liaison Groups (ILGs) were created by the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) on January 29, 1982 when then Director Ellen Shong issued a memo encouraging open communications between federal contractors and the OFCCP. Since inception ILGs have expanded their partnerships to include other government agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
Employers began forming Industry Liaison Groups in all Department of Labor Regions. Forming ILGs gave public and private sector representatives a common platform to develop a more positive partnership to achieve their mutual affirmative action and equal employment opportunity goals. The first ILG was formed in the Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington Region.
ILGs are individual organizations governed by their membership. ILGs hold regular meetings to discuss current and relevant issues to both the federal contractor community and government enforcement agency personnel.