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MORE MUSINGS ON DIRECTIVE 307

June 03, 2013

Over the last few weeks, DCI staff members have written a number of blogs related to OFCCP’s pay equity directive. These blogs have focused on some of the challenges federal contractors will likely face when conducting proactive pay equity research...

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THE INCREASED LIKELIHOOD OF FALSE POSITIVES UNDER DIRECTIVE 307

May 21, 2013

In an ongoing series of blog posts, we will be dissecting portions of Directive 307 to highlight the potential pitfalls with the Directive’s prescriptions for conducting pay equity analyses. At issue this week is OFCCP’s oversight regarding the...

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PLAYING FAVORITES? OR ENFORCING SYSTEMIC EQUAL PAY?

May 21, 2013

When examining pay equity issues, the OFCCP and federal contractors historically took the approach of comparing Whites to an aggregate of all protected groups (total minorities). In the past few years, OFCCP has moved away from a White-Minority...

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GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF SETTLES SEX DISCRIMINATION CASE AGAINST MALES WITH OFCCP FOR $130,000

May 21, 2013

The settlement was reported on the OFCCP website on April 25, 2013 (see http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/ofccp/OFCCP20130706.htm). According to the release, the hiring process favored women for entry-level attendants because of the perception that...

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RACE/ETHNICITY SUBGROUP ANALYSIS IN COMPENSATION ANALYSES: A CHANGE IN OFCCP PROTOCOL

April 09, 2013

OFCCP’s recent webinars on Directive 307 stated that compensation investigations will focus on individual race/ethnicity differences. If that is the case, a number of analytic questions require clarification.

  • Is the comparator group “White” or is...
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WHAT CHANGED WITH DIRECTIVE 307?

April 09, 2013

OFCCP’s Directive 307 outlines policies for evaluating compensation data that depart in three primary ways from guidance presented in the rescinded Compensation Standards:

  • No requirement to construct and analyze compensation data by Similarly...
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HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE OFCCP PUBLIC BRIEFING

March 14, 2013

by Keli Wilson, Senior Consultant, DCI Consulting Group OFCCP officially rescinded the 2006 compensation standards and guidelines and released Directive 307 to replace previous guidance. Directive 307 describes the OFCCP procedures for compliance...

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DEMOCRATIC LEGISLATORS REINTRODUCE PAYCHECK FAIRNESS ACT

February 14, 2013

by Art Gutman Ph.D., Professor, Florida Institute of TechnologyWe’ve reported on the past attempts to enact the Paycheck Fairness Act (PFA) in at leaset a dozen Alerts. By design, the PFA would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) by, among...

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PAY EQUITY VOLUNTARY COMPLIANCE & MONITORING TIPS FROM OFCCP SENIOR STAFF

December 21, 2012

On Nov. 15, 2012, OFCCP’s Senior Program Advisor Pam Coukos and Mid-Atlantic Regional Director Michele Hodge presented at the Washington Metro Industry Liaison Group (WMILG) meeting. Baltimore District Director Tom Wells and Arlington Area Director...

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FIELD STUDY SHEDS FURTHER LIGHT ON WAGE GAP

November 20, 2012

The study was published by Andreas Liebbrant and John A. List on August 23, 2012 and is entitled Do Women Avoid Salary Negotiations? Evidence From A Large-Scale Natural Field Experiment [NBER working paper #18511]. The first author graciously sent...

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AAUW RELEASES REPORT ON GENDER GAP IN WAGES

November 20, 2012

by Art Gutman Ph.D., Professor, Florida Institute of TechnologyThe report is based on data from college graduates in 2007 and 2008 that were employed full time a year after their graduation. The report may be viewed at: ...

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DCI Staff Attend the 30th Annual ILG National Conference & Exposition

September 24, 2012
The 2012 Industry Liaison Group (ILG) National Conference was held August 27-31, 2012 in Waikoloa, HI. DCI staff attended the 30th annual conference, and presented in numerous workshop sessions on such topic areas as systemic discrimination...
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