Comprehensive Human Resource Consulting Services


What We Do

N. Darlene Walker & Associates provides consultant services to major corporations in the field of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action planning and diversity. These services include:

  • Affirmative Action Planning
  • OFCCP Audit Management
  • Analysis & Consulting Services
  • Employee & Management Training

Nearly 100% of our business is the result of client referrals and satisfied customers who have utilized our services as they move from company to company and industry to industry throughout their careers.

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Affirmative Action Planning

We have prepared thousands of AAPs across a broad range of industries and in every region of the country. Our clients represent many industries including, but not limited to oil & gas, utilities, manufacturing, healthcare, banking, technology, engineering and construction management, retail, education (colleges and universities), research, non-profits, transportation and meteorology services to name a few.

Affirmative Action Plan preparation includes:
  • Dedicated data analyst who provides unlimited customer support
  • Comprehensive review of client data to ensure internal integrity which reduces the risk of liability
  • Testing and validation analyses to identify inconsistencies within dataset to ensure accuracy
  • Quantitative analyses includes:

◦ Workforce analysis
◦ Job group analysis
◦ Placement of incumbents in job groups
◦ Determining availability
◦ Comparing incumbency to availability
◦ Placement goals
◦ Goal achievement
◦ Disparate impact of personnel transactions
◦ Data analysis reports for Individuals with Disabilities (IWDs) and Veterans
◦ IWDs utilization by job group and Veteran hiring benchmark achievement

  • Customized AAP narratives
  • Website and applicant process review to evaluate compliance with OFCCP regulations
  • Assistance with community based organization outreach and recruitment
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OFCCP Audit Management

We have managed hundreds of audits and our clients have had highly successful outcomes in all regions of the country for over three decades. Our audit management services include:

  • Analysis of company data which includes analyzing problem areas identified in the adverse impact analysis of applicants/hires, promotions and terminations.
  • Preparation and presentation of the company’s position to federal compliance officers
  • Participation in internal decision-making related to the review
  • NDW representation of the client during an on-site audit by the OFCCP

Analysis & Consulting Services

In addition to our comprehensive AAP service, we manage risk by being proactive in identifying compliance issues and provide related support and services which include the following:

  • Annual EEO-1, VETS 4212 and State Pay Data reporting
  • Equity analysis of compensation data utilizing average and mean analysis, multiple regression analysis and cohort analysis
  • Analyses of reductions in force for disparate impact by race, gender, and age, including consultation with HR, management and legal to identify and examine areas of risk
  • On-going updates on U.S. laws and regulations and advice regarding compliance
  • Consultation and general assistance in HR planning and management in the areas of EEO, Affirmative Action, and Diversity & Inclusion
  • Customized training including webinars and in-person training regarding applicant flow tracking for recruiters and HR
  • Affirmative Action briefings to HR and management
  • Analysis of company policies and procedures in the areas of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) compliance, workplace harassment and in other HR areas
  • Review and analysis of basic personnel documents and records such as applications for employment, performance appraisals and EEO/AA considerations in the development of HRIS systems
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Employee & Management Training

Our instructor led classroom trainings are conducted by experienced attorneys and are customized to meet your needs, in terms of your Company culture, the issues to be emphasized, the exercises, and content. We believe a qualified live trainer is the most effective method for providing managers and employees with a clear understanding of what is and is not appropriate workplace behavior, as well as training managers on the proper steps to take to avoid claims of harassment and discrimination.

The sessions are interactive, utilizing a lecture style with “practicing skills” exercises designed to stimulate interaction and discussion and facilitate retention of the material. These exercises provide hands-on practice of the skills required for successful management of the issues in the daily decisions made by managers and employees.

Data Analysis

Our services include salary equity analysis utilizing average and mean analysis, multiple regression analysis and cohort analysis, adverse impact analysis of personnel transactions including reductions-in-force and other customized data reports and analysis.

Analysis of Policies and Procedures

Development and/or review of Human Resource policies and procedures for companies in the areas of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) compliance, workplace harassment and in other human resources areas. Review and analysis of basic personnel documents and records such as applications for employment, performance appraisals and EEOIAA considerations in the development of HRIS systems.

Training Programs

Development and presentation of training programs on such subjects as harassment-free workplace. EEO for managers and supervisors, interviewing and selection, progressive discipline, and performance management and appraisals.

Complaint Resolution

Investigation and resolution of employee complaints. Preparation and presentation of the company's response to employee claims filed with state fair employment agencies and the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Human Resource Consulting

Provision of general assistance in human resources planning and management.

Required Reporting

We prepare annual EEO-1 reports and VETS 4212 reports