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Shared Applicant Pools for Agency Jobs

January 30, 2024

By: Keli Wilson and Marcelle Clavette

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced aninitiative for federal agencies to pursue pooled hiring with a focus on skills-based selection, evaluating needed skills versus applicants’ education and...

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DCI Staff Attend SIOP’S 32nd Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida

May 22, 2017

The 32nd Annual Conference for the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) was held April 26-29, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. This conference brings together members of the I/O community, both practitioners and academics, to discuss...

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EEOC Hearing on Big Data: Thoughts on Present and Future Usage

November 15, 2016

On October 13, 2016, a wide variety of experts, ranging from data scientists to lawyers, testified at the EEOC to highlight the implications of big data for the American workplace. Big data, as defined by the EEOC press release, includes “the use of...

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Testing Settlements are Alive and Well: Investigate and Validate

June 30, 2016

Two recent OFCCP settlements emphasize the importance of monitoring adverse impact throughout all steps of the hiring process: Gordon Food Service (GFS) and The Aqualon Company.

GFS, a food distribution company, implemented a hiring process that...

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Statistical Significance is Not Enough to Prove Discrimination

June 06, 2016

In an earlier blog in this alert, Art Gutman summarized the April 21, 2016  Department of Labor Administrative Review Board (ARB) ruling related to a long-standing set of OFCCP allegations against Bank of America (BOA). This ruling serves as a...

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Minuscule Shortfalls: When Statistical Significance Alone Falls Short

October 13, 2015

We have written several blogs (e.g., regarding the recent Apsley v. Boeing case) discussing the influence of sample size on the likelihood of observing statistically significant indicators in adverse impact analyses. As covered in those blogs, the...

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Register now for next week's Webinar Wednesday: How to Reduce Turnover Using Selection Techniques

October 07, 2015
How to Reduce Turnover Using Selection Techniques

DCI will be hosting the next installment in its Webinar Wednesday series on Wednesday October 14, 2015 from 2-2:30 pm EDT.

Tune in to this Webinar Wednesday for a discussion of the benefits of such...

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Understanding Data Aggregation in Lopez v. City of Lawrence

November 03, 2014

Art Gutman recently summarized the ruling in Lopez v. City of Lawrence, a police promotion disparate impact case. In this case, a district court judge ruled in favor of the employer along multiple dimensions, and rejected aggregation of test-taker...

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DCI Announces "Webinar Wednesdays" to Begin July 9

June 23, 2014

DCI is gearing up to host a series of complimentary webinars to provide the federal contractor community with the most up-to-date guidance and tips for ensuring EEO compliance. Beginning July 9 through November, register for our Webinar Wednesdays...

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House Republicans Criticize EEOC on Criminal Background Checks and Enforcement Tactics

June 23, 2014

The criticisms were leveled during an oversight meeting on June 10, 2014 of the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections chaired by Time Walberg (R-Mich.).  The entire hearing may be viewed at here. Among various witnesses, Lucia Bone, founder of Sue...

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Plaintiff Awarded $1.35 Million in Reverse Discrimination Lawsuit

June 16, 2014

The case is Barella v. Village of Freeport, the facts of which are described in district court rulings on November 8, 2013 [2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 160268] and April 26, 2014 [2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 58827].  The judgment was based on a jury trial.


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DCI Staff Attend SIOP'S 29TH Annual Conference Held in Honolulu

June 12, 2014

The 29th Annual Conference for the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) was held May 15-17, 2014 in Honolulu, HI. This conference brings together members of the I/O community, both practitioners and academics, to discuss areas...

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