The Baltimore Industry Liaison Group (BILG) was founded as an inclusive group made up of federal contractors and consultants in the Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia areas. We have provided a long standing opportunity for federal contractors to interact with the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) representatives. It has always been our purpose to provide a forum for communication and education between government contractors and government agencies enforcing equal employment laws.

The Start of the ILGs

Industry Liaison Group (ILG) is a concept, spawned by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance (OFCCP) programs in the early 1980's to encourage open communication between industry and the OFCCP. The objectives have expanded since the ILG's beginnings to include partnerships with other government agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and state and local agencies. Local ILGs are found in every Department of Labor (DOL) region.

What is the National Industry Liaison Group (NILG)?

The National Industry Liaison Group (NILG) is the premier employer association on affirmative action and equal employment opportunity in the United States, supporting approximately 200 ILGs. The NILG is proud of the voluntary and unique partnership of public and private sector cooperation, it has been able to foster as an effective approach in dealing with important legal and regulatory issues regarding affirmative action and equal opportunity. No other employer association has a broader base of constituents focused on EEO/AA matters.