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Kristen Pryor, M.S.

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Federal Agencies: AI in Employment Subject to EEO Regulations

April 15, 2024

By: Kristen Pryor and Dave Schmidt

On April 4, 2024, multiple federal agencies charged with enforcing various laws signed a joint statement asserting that:

  1. Their existing enforcement authority encompasses and applies to the use of automated...
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OMB Policy Regarding Federal Agencies’ Use of Artificial Intelligence

April 12, 2024

By: Kristen Pryor and Dave Schmidt

To meet obligations set forth in the President’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) Executive Order 14110, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) published a memorandum for Federal Agencies on March 28, 2024. This...
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OFCCP Scheduling Letter Series Part 5/5: Other Key Proposed Changes to the Scheduling Letter

January 24, 2023

By: Kristen Pryor and Joanna Colosimo

The proposed changes discussed below focus on OFCCP asking for additional information at the outset of a compliance review, ostensibly to provide clarity to contractors about what is expected but also creating a...

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Selection Procedure Documentation, Additional Reporting Obligations on Promotions & Terminations

January 19, 2023

By: Kristen Pryor and Zach Olsen 

Some of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program’s (OFCCP) most notable proposed changes to its supply and service (S&S) scheduling letter relate to the new requests for selection procedure documentation...

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A Review of the 2018 New Jersey Pay Act

February 12, 2019

The Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act is an amendment to the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD). The amendment became effective July 1, 2018, just over two months after the legislation was signed by the governor. Since that time, employers...

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Texas v EEOC: DOJ Weighs in on Technicalities

September 17, 2018

Briefly, the Department of Justice (DOJ) weighed in on the appeal to the State of Texas v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) district court ruling from February. The main crux of the submitted brief re-asserts that Texas has no standing...

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Gordon Food Service Settles with OFCCP for $1.85 Million

June 01, 2016

On May 11, OFCCP announced that Gordon Food Service (GFS) settled with the agency, agreeing to pay $1.85 million to female applicants to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination for laborer positions at four separate locations: two in Michigan,...

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EEOC Holds Hearing on Proposed Changes to EEO-1 Form

March 30, 2016

On March 16, 2016, the EEOC held a public hearing on its proposed revisions to the Employee Information Report (EEO-1). The hearing opened with statements from each of the EEOC commissioners. Following the EEOC opening statements, OFCCP Director,...

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Statistical Analysis: Capitalizing on Chance

March 14, 2016

Most scientific studies include people talking about “statistically significant” results that support whatever effect they are examining, typically mentioning p-values less than .05 as sufficient evidence. This is true in adverse impact analyses as...

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Fiscal Year End OFCCP Trends

October 12, 2015

In previous years, DCI has noted that the end of the Federal government’s fiscal year tends to also be a busy time for OFCCP settlements. In our 2014 blog, we identified six settlements with press releases in the month of September alone. It is...

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OFCCP Posts “EEO is the Law” Mandatory Supplement

September 24, 2015

OFCCP posted a Mandatory Supplement, revised September 2015, to the EEOC’s “EEO is the Law” poster at the time the final Pay Transparency Rule was posted. The supplement outlines the regulatory updates for federal contractors, which are not yet...

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No Extensions on the VETS-4212 Filings so Far

September 18, 2015

As we previously noted, the EEO-1 reporting deadline has been extended to October 30, 2015. However, the VETS-4212 reporting deadline remains September 30, 2015. The batch upload functionality, which was malfunctioning through last week in the VETS...

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