Federal affirmative action regulations require that federal contractors prepare and implement an affirmative action program. In this installment, we'll be discussing affirmative action strategy, program design, and development. We'll also be discussing a recent decision in a case entitled OFCCP v. Frito-Lay that centered around desk audits, what employers should do to prepare for a desk audit, and what they can expect during a desk audit. Our guest for this installment is Carla Irwin. Ms. Irwin is the president of Carla Irwin & Associates, and is a Partner with the HRLink Group. Prior to her consulting career, Ms. Irwin served as the Affirmative Action Compliance Manager at Zurich North America and as the Director of EEO and Diversity at OfficeMax. She has extensive experience with EEO and affirmative action, and brings both an HR perspective as well as a legal perspective, in that she holds a Juris Doctorate degree from DePaul University College of Law.