Joanna Colosimo, M.A.

Director of EEO Compliance

Joanna Colosimo, M.A., is the Director of EEO Compliance 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.

Joanna Colosimo, M.A.'s
Recent Posts

New EEO-1 Component 2 Upload File Specifications, Instructions, and FAQs Posted
July 11, 2019

As previously reported, the EEO-1 Component 2 pay data collection tool website is active. As of yesterday, technical upload file specifications have been posted to the website at Additionally, an instruction...

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EEO-1 Pay Data Collection – The Saga Continues with a Hearing Scheduled Next Week
April 12, 2019

Yesterday, April 11, 2019, Judge Chutkan scheduled a hearing for 2 p.m. (EDT) next Tuesday April 16, 2019, for all parties to attend in regards to her order to reinstate the EEO-1 pay data component 2 obligation. 

The hearing will include...

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Section 503 Focused Review: Foreshadowing Disability Analytics?
March 09, 2019

On Friday, March 8, OFCCP launched a new Section 503 focused review landing page, which provides links to information including a sample of the associated scheduling letter, employer best practices and resources, and a set of 12 FAQs.

Of note, FAQ...

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Preview of the Section 503 Focused Review Scheduling Letter
February 08, 2019

In August of 2018, Director Craig E. Leen released DIRECTIVE (DIR) 2018–04, in which he announced that OFCCP would start conducting focused reviews. A focused review differs from an audit in that it focuses on one of the three regulations under...

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