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

The 32nd Annual Conference for the National Industry Liaison Group was held August 5-8, 2014 in Washington, DC. This conference brings together members of the…  Read more
Steering is the policy or practice of directing applicants or employees to certain jobs (or departments) based on stereotypes and biases. The result of steering…  Read more
During a recent release of the revised Section 503 and VEVRAA FAQs on the OFCCP website, the agency outlined their interpretation of how non-responses to…  Read more
On April 8, 2014, President Obama issued Executive Order 13665—Non-Retaliation for Disclosure of Compensation Information.  The Executive Order states, The contractor will not discharge or…  Read more
Recently, the OFCCP updated the annual national percentage of veterans on their website from 8% to 7.2%. The initial final regulatory text indicated a hiring…  Read more
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced that, as of April 18, 2014, the fine for organizations failing to comply with the “EEO is…  Read more
Today, April 8, 2014, the White House hosted a press conference in honor of Equal Pay Day.  Equal Pay Day symbolizes how far into 2014…  Read more
Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez released President Obama’s FY 2015 budget on March 4, 2014, including a request for over $107 million for OFCCP. The…  Read more