John Herz is a Project Consultant working in collaboration with SilverStone Group to provide assistance in the areas of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action.
John has over 20 of years experience in the EEO and Affirmative Action field with a unique blend of experience as a Federal administrator and as a professional in the private sector.
John served as a District Director with the U.S. Department of Labor/OFCCP where he directed a staff of Compliance Officers in conducting over 450 compliance audits and complaint investigations. During his tenure, John also streamlined and improved OFCCP internal processes of audit scheduling, EEO complaint investigative strategies and constructed an analytical system to aid other OFCCP administrators in managing open audits. John received numerous awards from the US Department of Labor, including the U.S. Secretary of Labor Exceptional Achievement Award, the U.S. Secretary of Labor Equal Employment Opportunity Award and several Special Act/Service Awards.
After his tenure with the OFCCP, John joined ConAgra Foods as the Corporate Manager of EEO and Compliance. He managed all aspects of the Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) development and the implementation of over 100 AAPs annually. In doing so, he significantly streamlined and simplified the development of AAPs through enhanced data programming. He communicated directly with the OFCCP and successfully closed over 30 audits, including a Corporate Management Review audit. In addition, he managed ConAgra’s Code of Conduct and internal complaint process and successfully closed over 140 internal EEO complaints. Furthermore, he led the training of over 300 field HR professionals in the area of Affirmative Action and EEO regulations.
In 2006, John founded Herz Consulting Group, an organization which provides highly specialized affirmative action and equal employment opportunity services to a wide range of businesses to maximize their compliance stature while reducing liability to the company.
John has an extremely high level of expertise in EEO and Affirmative Action, including AAP development, audit services for OFCCP audits and EEOC investigations and statistical analyses of employment and compensation data, including regression analyses. He also possesses an extensive background in litigation support for individual and class-action charges and internal EEO complaint investigations.
John maintains a professional working relationship with the OFCCP, including the administrators in the OFCCP’s national office. He is highly respected nationally in this field in both the public and private sector and is considered and excellent strategist.
Bachelor of Science | Industrial Management
University of Nebraska-Kearney | Kearney, NE
Herz Consulting Group | Plattsmouth, NE