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Kayo Sady, Ph.D.

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Audit Poker: When Federal Contractors Call, OFCCP Must Show Cards

November 16, 2017

Two recent OFCCP rulings in the Pacific region have clarified information exchange obligations between contractors and OFCCP in audit matters. Although we have summarized the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) rulings in both the Google (OFCCP v....

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We Might be Paid Differently, But Are Our Jobs Really the Same?

September 05, 2016

Based on feedback at NILG, we thought our clients may have interest in some background research that we shared in our NILG session: We Might be Paid Differently, But Are Our Jobs Really the Same? A significant portion of the presentation focused on...

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We Might be Paid Differently, But Are Our Jobs Really the Same?

September 05, 2016

Based on feedback at NILG, we thought our clients may have interest in some background research that we shared in our NILG session: We Might be Paid Differently, But Are Our Jobs Really the Same? A significant portion of the presentation focused on...

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DCI Staff Attend SIOP's 31st Annual Conference in Anaheim, California

May 17, 2016

The 31st Annual Conference for the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) was held April 14-16, 2016 in Anaheim, California. This conference brings together members of the I/O community, both practitioners and academics, to...

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Is “Total Pay” a Useful Analysis?

December 15, 2015

With OFCCP regularly requesting multiple forms of compensation during compliance audits, we revisit the difference between EEO compliance evaluations of base pay versus other compensation metrics. An individual’s base pay is a function of many...

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ANALYTIC ERROR IN THE EVALUATION OF "OTHER" FORMS OF COMPENSATION

January 29, 2015

Last year’s revisions to OFCCP’s scheduling letter included an addition of detailed compensation data (e.g., bonuses, incentive pay, commissions, merit increases, etc.) to be submitted as part of the itemized listing requirements.  Predictably, we...

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THE REALITY OF DISABILITY SURVEY NONRESPONSE

April 15, 2014

In a recent post, we highlighted some of the problems that may be encountered with collecting and analyzing the disability status of employees.  In particular, there are data collection problems with relying upon a voluntary self-identification...

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UGESP SERIES #6 – THE PURPOSE AND IMPORTANCE OF JOB ANALYSIS RESEARCH

November 12, 2013

In our prior posts, we have addressed the (a) definition of selection procedures, (b) combinations of different measures into compensatory or non-compensatory systems, (c) specific validation pitfalls associated with criminal history and background...

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UGESP SERIES POST #5: SUITABLE ALTERNATIVES AND REASONABLE EFFORT: WHAT IS AN ALTERNATIVE AND WHAT IS REASONABLE?

October 29, 2013

We are back! After a brief hiatus, we continue our UGESP Series by exploring the UGESP concept of suitable alternative selection procedures addressed by the UGESP. This piece explores the difficulty in determining (a) whether two selection...

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CHOOSE YOUR OWN COMPARATOR: THE IMPORTANCE OF RACE CODING STRATEGY IN COMPENSATION EQUITY ANALYSES

October 01, 2013

In a prior blog post, we indicated that OFCCP has taken a position that the specific strategy for dummy coding races in a regression analysis does not matter. Specifically, they have argued that the group that one chooses as the referent group is...

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DCI WHITE PAPER: RACE DUMMY CODING

September 24, 2013

In a prior blog post, we indicated that OFCCP has taken a position that the specific strategy for dummy coding races in a regression analysis does not matter. Specifically, they have argued that the group that one chooses as the referent group is...

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UGESP SERIES POST #4: IMPLEMENTATION OF SELECTION SYSTEMS – A KEY PIECE OF THE VALIDATION PUZZLE

July 23, 2013

In this installment of our UGESP series, we address an aspect of the validation process that presents significant EEO enforcement risk if overlooked: selection procedure implementation.

The purpose of a validation study is to collect evidence that...

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