Joanna Colosimo, M.A.

Director of Compliance & Workforce Analytics and Principal Consultant

Joanna Colosimo, M.A., is the Director of Compliance & Workforce Analytics and Principal Consultant at DCI Consulting Group, where she provides guidance and support to clients regarding employment discrimination statutes and regulations, OFCCP audits, affirmative action planning, pay equity, and diversity and inclusion. Joanna manages DCI’s EEO Compliance division, consisting 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 Plans. She also has project management experience for the validation of corporate-wide selection testing. Joanna has served as the on-site expert for AAPs, 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 a variety of mediums including the DCI blog. 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 Institute for Workplace Equality. 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. She is a member of several professional groups including the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology (SIOP), and the Washington DC Metro ILG (WMILG). She holds a SHRM-SCP certification and is the current President of WMILG.

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Recent Posts

OFCCP Actively Enforcing the New Executive Order 13950 with Hotline
September 29, 2020

Yesterday, September 28, OFCCP issued a press release regarding their enforcement of the President’s Executive Order issued last week. The press release can be found on OFCCP’s website and outlines information about a newly established Complaint...

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OFCCP Announces New Compliance Assistance Directives
April 17, 2020

OFCCP announced three new directives today, Friday April 17, 2020. The Directives are designed to maximize the effectiveness of OFCCP’s compliance assistance resources, increase accountability, and resolve federal contractor compliance evaluations...

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OFCCP Clarifies Audit Expectations During COVID-19 Pandemic
March 27, 2020

The National Industry Liaison Group (NILG) recently communicated and worked with OFCCP’s national office to clarify contractor expectations during the COVID-19 pandemic.  OFCCP has agreed to institute the following protocols for all contractors:

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OFCCP Issues a National Interest Exemption Memo for COVID-19 Contracts
March 18, 2020

On March 17, 2019, OFCCP Director Craig Leen issued a National Interest Exemption memo granting limited exemptions and waivers from OFCCP-enforced requirements. This allows new federal contracts and subcontracts specifically providing COVID-19...

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