Joanna Colosimo, M.A.

Joanna Colosimo, M.A.

Director of EEO Compliance
Joanna Colosimo is the Director of EEO Compliance at DCI, where she provides guidance and litigation support to clients regarding employment discrimination statutes and regulations, equal employment reporting guidelines, affirmative action planning, testing and selection procedures, statistical analyses, and other related services. Additionally, Joanna manages a team of consultants and analysts who consult with Federal contractors and subcontractors on OFCCP compliance requirements.

Joanna has extensive experience working with Fortune 1000 clients to conduct and interpret complex adverse impact, utilization, and systemic compensation discrimination analyses in the equal employment opportunity context. Often, these analyses are conducted in response to formal high-stakes investigations initiated by Federal EEO enforcement agencies (e.g., OFCCP and EEOC). Joanna has vast experience in assisting clients with strategically defining their compliance programs and mitigating risk across industries and institutions of higher education.

Prior to joining DCI, Joanna worked on the creation and implementation of compliance programs in the private sector. Her background is primarily focused on the management and execution of Affirmative Action and serving as project manager for the validation of corporate-wide selection testing. Joanna has served as the on-site expert for adverse impact, validation, quality of hire, and employment analytics. She also has familiarity with implementation and analysis of organizational development programs such as job satisfaction, quality of work life programming, and organizational justice.

Working in the field of industrial and organizational psychology since 2006, Joanna writes articles on current OFCCP events which are distributed to the contractor community through the OFCCP Blog Spot. In addition, Joanna creates online web trainings for Federal contractors and subcontractors, presents webinars/teleconferences on OFCCP regulations, and prepares white papers, all available or released by DCI or the OFCCP Institute. Joanna earned a M.A. degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Radford University in Radford, VA, and a Bachelor’s of Business Administration and Psychology from Roanoke College in Salem, VA, and holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification.

Joanna Colosimo, M.A. ’s Recent Posts

OFCCP announced on July 1, 2016 that the Scheduling Letter and Itemized Listing has received OMB approval, and has been renewed through June 30, 2019…  Read more
Today marks Equal Pay Day, which symbolizes the extra days of the year, on average, women must work to earn what men earned in the…  Read more
Recently DCI has noted a new trend in OFCCP enforcement of alleged base pay discrimination. Specifically, upon identifying statistical disparities in base pay, OFCCP has…  Read more
On February 25, 2016, a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) was published in light of President Obama’s Executive Order 13706.  The Executive Order, which was…  Read more
DCI reported on Friday the release of the EEOC’s revision to the Employer Information Report (EEO-1), which was officially published in the Federal Register today,…  Read more
As contractors prepare for 2016, we want to share some reminders on what to be prepared for in the New Year with the OFCCP and…  Read more
Nearly two full years have passed since the release of the revised Section 503 and VEVRAA which introduced a number of new requirements for federal…  Read more
On October 22, 2015, Senior Senator Deb Fischer (R-Nebraska) introduced S.2200, the Workplace Advancement Act, in the United States Senate. The stated purpose of the…  Read more