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EEO & AAP: Take Action to Avoid Penalties Under New Federal Mandates

Plan now to implement changes

Several HR obligations related to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Plans (AAP) are expanding. Wise employers will begin planning now for the changes to their basic HR systems. To help your organization avoid penalties under these new federal compliance mandates, we have summarized the changes and outlined some action items you should consider. Read more.

Bright Promise Scholarship Program Featured in Eastern Magazine

$225,000 in scholarships provided to EWU students

Since 2008, 57 students have benefited from AI Bright Promise Scholarships at Eastern Washington University. The scholarship program, which was established in 2008, was designed to develop a strong local workforce to ensure the continued growth and success of the Inland Northwest as well as Associated Industries member organizations. The AI Bright Promise Program was recently featured in the EWU “Eastern Magazine.” To see the full feature article on page 32 of the magazine, click here.

In addition to providing scholarship funding at Eastern Washington University, the AI Bright Promise Scholarship program also supports students at the Community Colleges of Spokane. Since 2008, more than $150,000 has been contributed to students attending CCS.  

Funding for the AI Bright Promise Program is made possible through the generous support of Associated Industries, Moda Health and Wells Fargo Insurance Services. 

Gender Gap in Pay

Reading Beyond the Headlines

The House of Representatives recently voted not to pass Senate Bill 84, the latest incarnation of the Paycheck Fairness Act first proposed By Senators DeLauro and Clinton, back when Hillary was still a Senator.  Several media outlets took as fact the claim that average pay for women was only 77% that of men; a claim repeated by the President on April 8.  Read more


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