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Free ASA Webinar Today—Addressing Pay Inequity in Staffing

Don’t miss the ASA webinar “Pay Inequity in the Staffing Industry—A Panel Discussion, Part Two.” It takes place today from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern time. The staffing industry, like many others, faces a challenge: women and people of color generally earn less than white men do for the same work. Hear from a panel of senior executives about how the industry can do better to improve the pay gap in staffing in the second part of a two-part webinar series. Presented in partnership with the Women’s Business Collaborative, Staffing Industry Analysts, TechServe Alliance, and the National Association of Personnel Services.

All ASA webinars are free for ASA members, and most qualify for continuing education hours toward ASA certification renewal. To learn more and to register, visit

Meet the Faces of the Industry

More than three million temporary and contract employees report for work every week in America’s offices, factories, health care facilities, warehouses, and other job sites—wherever there’s important work to be done, temporary and contract employees are on the job. Meet some of these extraordinary staffing employees and share their stories when talking with clients.

Every temporary or contract employee has a unique story: work background, career goals, skills and talents, and hopes and dreams. Each took a different path to the staffing and recruiting industry, and each has reaped unique benefits. Browse through dozens of stories from ASA member agencies at

Use Free Marketing Materials for Staffing Companies From ASA

All ASA members have access to a host of free resources designed to help them answer frequently asked questions. Get marketing resources that will help your clients and candidates understand the value of using a staffing company—including infographics, member logos, social media tactics, sector-specific FAQs for clients and talent, slide presentations, and much more—in the ASA Staffing Promo Tool Kit.

You can customize the FAQ documents with your company logo, incorporate them into client presentations, or provide them to candidates during the interview process. Get them in the ASA Staffing Promo Tool Kit at

The Latest From Your Colleagues on ASA Central

ASA Central—the dynamic online community just for staffing professionals—is home to more than 20,000 staffing professional profiles and countless ongoing industry conversations.

This week, take a look at your colleagues’ discussions and some of the blogs they’ve posted on ASA Central:

Get involved with the community—update your profile today so you can network with colleagues, join a section community, recommend and comment on your colleagues’ posts, and share your own blog or discussion post. Log in to ASA Central now.

OSHA Publishes Emergency Temporary Standard on Covid-19 Vaccine and Testing

The U.S. Occupational and Safety and Health Administration has issued its Emergency Temporary Standard on Covid-19 Vaccine and Testing for employers with 100 or more employees. In Frequently Asked Questions OSHA explains the headcount rules specifically applicable to staffing agencies and clients. The ETS adopts the policy urged by ASA and other groups that employers not be required to pay for Covid-19 testing. The ETS technically is effective Nov. 5, 2021, the date of publication in the Federal Register, but employers have until 30 days after publication in the Federal Register (Dec. 6, 2021) to comply with the requirements—except for the testing provisions, which become effective 60 days after date of publication (Jan. 4, 2022).

Government Issues Rules for Workers at Medicare and Medicaid Facilities—Delays Federal Contractor Rules

In addition to the Emergency Temporary Standard issued today by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Biden administration also announced two other Covid-19-related rules.

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued new rules requiring vaccination of employees at health care facilities, including hospitals and long-term care facilities, that are covered by Medicare and Medicaid. The rule applies to more than 17 million workers at approximately 76,000 facilities.

In a separate announcement, the administration pushed back the deadline for the vaccine mandate for federal contractors to Jan. 4, 2022. The deadline was initially Dec. 8.

According to a White House fact sheet, “Federal contractors may have some workplaces subject to requirements for federal contractors and other workplaces subject to the newly released Covid-19 Vaccination and Testing [emergency temporary standard].

“To make it easy for all employers to comply with the requirements, the deadline for the federal contractor vaccination requirement will be aligned [with those for the CMS rule and the Emergency Temporary Standard]”—Jan. 4, 2022.