Welcome to the DCI Consulting Blog

Kayo Sady, Ph.D.

Recent Posts

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

UGESP SERIES POST #1: DEFINING EMPLOYMENT DECISIONS AND SELECTION PROCEDURES UNDER UGESP

July 09, 2013

In our last set of blog posts, we promised a series of posts attending to specific compliance issues related to the Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures (UGESP). This is the first of what we hope will be an informative and useful set...

Read More

UGESP SERIES POST #2: ANALYZING SELECTION DECISIONS – A STEP-BY-STEP APPROACH

July 09, 2013

In selection systems that leverage more than one procedure and/or tool to make employment decisions, evaluation of disparities becomes complicated, as disparity analyses may be required at multiple steps in the process. Selection procedures...

Read More

UGESP SERIES POST #3: CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS: GUILTY UNTIL PROVEN VALID

July 09, 2013
EEOC recently sued BMW Manufacturing and Dollar General alleging that their use of criminal background checks resulted in discrimination against African Americans. The cases highlight the risks associated with the use of criminal background checks...
Read More

    Stay up-to-date with DCI Alerts, sign up here:

    Advice, articles, and the news you need, delivered right to your inbox.

    Expert_Witness_-_1st_Place_badge

    Stay in the Know!