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Why Arbor

Arbor is referred to as the “gold standard” by leading AA attorneys






Arbor partners with you and your organization to prevent your federal contracts from being placed at risk from OFCCP interventions and audits. We also work to protect your organization from related HR practices.

We guide and coach you with expert advice and consultation – as much or as little as your organization needs – on a range of HR risk management topics.


When the C-suite or a Board member asks a challenging question, Arbor will help you figure out how to respond, taking into consideration costs, risks, time, effort and more – strategic responses that C-suite and Board members want to hear.


Our business model is one of consulting on federal contractor compliance and HR risk management, not selling software.


We do not take data and just run it through software and spit out boilerplate – we actually make sense of and clean up your data before we run required analyses. 


We work with five different software products, as no one software product provides the level of analysis needed.


We do not charge membership fees – you pay only for what you need and use.

Compliance Beyond the





We write AAPs that are compliant and legally defensible. 


Compliance beyond the AAP means knowing the regulations and building your systems, processes, training, etc. to follow.  We help many organizations do that and we do it particularly well.





Arbor’s track record involving OFCCP audits is stellar – we know what it takes to get the audit closed in the least amount of time possible, with the most attention paid to reducing risk. 


Even in highly contentious audit situations, Arbor is recognized for exceptionally positive results.


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Multi-disciplinary Expertise

We are a highly-trained and experienced team of experts; no inexperienced low-level employees will be assigned to your account. Arbor works to transfer our knowledge and experience to your compliance/HR staff.

Our staff consists of attorneys, HR professionals, systems and IT experts, and those with backgrounds in litigation consulting and economics.

Having been an expert witness in several federal contractor matters, Arbor is sensitive to keeping your organization positioned for success and out of trouble.

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About Us

The Arbor Consulting Group, Inc., is a national human resources management

consulting firm specializing in HR risk management and regulatory affirmative action compliance.

Arbor works with Federal government contractors and subcontractors to preserve federal revenues and

avoid liability by managing risk in OFCCP audits.  Arbor also conducts HR investigations, employee relations assessments and manages Conciliation Agreement and Consent Decree implementation.

With over 25 years of experience and a team of seasoned professionals, Arbor has been able to solve its clients’ problems

and prevent new ones.


Joan E. Moore, J.D., SPHR is the Founder and President of The Arbor Consulting Group.  She has a joint HR Legal background that provides her with a unique skill set  to solve clients' problems and challenges.

We also have an exceptional team of experienced consultants with multi-disciplinary expertise. Our staff consists of attorneys, HR professionals, systems and IT experts, and those with backgrounds in litigation consulting and economics.  

   We’re committed to solving complex business challenges using the latest technology and data resources, combined with our creative and collaborative strategic approach.

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Our Principles

We manage our projects as we manage our own company -- in a collaborative manner.  We work closely with clients to define their human resources management needs and to respond with uniquely matched products or services.

We design products and offer services with the intent of being the leader in our market.

Client relationships are treated confidentially unless prior permission is obtained.

Service to clients is provided without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, status as a protected veteran or an individual with a disability, or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law, exactly as we engage people for our company.

Arbor, which draws its profits from the community, has an obligation to share its good fortune in the form of community service and support.

Arbor Gives Back

Community Service

and Support

Arbor believes in giving back to the community through its efforts with Habitat for Humanity, Refugee services, Vista Maria, care packages for service members, Haiti Relief Efforts, Arts organizations and more.


Arbor also believes in giving back to the profession.  Its members have served on various SHRM boards and committees, including the national Hearing Committee and the SHRM Ethics Hearing Committee.  Members also have served in SHRM state and local leadership positions.

We’ve also been recognized and awarded:

  • Best of MichBusiness Award, Michigan Business and Professional Association

  • Eastern Michigan University, College of Business Merlanti Ethics Award

  • Named as one of Corp! Magazine’s Michigan Women Leaders

  • Inforum Inner Circle Honoree and Mentor to Professional Women

  • Recognized by Crain’s Detroit Business as one of its 100 Most Influential Women

  • Tribute Award from the Women’s Economic Club for Organizational Vision and Culture

  • Recipient of the Pinnacle Award Pin presented by the National Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to the Human Resources Association of Greater Detroit, under President, Joan E. Moore

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