Bias Audits of Automated Employment Decision Tools
Prior to conducting a bias audit, it's important to determine which federal, state, or local laws apply to your organization. DCI's experts can help your organization determine these laws’ applicability to the employment assessments it uses, as well as help design the analysis to be used. On the surface, a bias audit may appear straightforward. However, there are intricate complexities and considerations involved in conducting high-stakes adverse impact analyses that are aligned with research-based best practices. These nuances are critical because various laws in effect or in proposed form mandate that organizations' bias audit results or information about the bias audits used be made public. Once it has been determined whether and which laws apply, DCI can serve as your independent auditor to ensure compliance with the relevant laws.
For over 20 years, DCI has been offering independent audit and expert review services, covering both traditional assessments and assessments powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning, to evaluate compliance with professional and legal standards such as the Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures. Our team of experts brings in-depth knowledge of:
- The broader legal framework and the professional and legal standards governing the use of selection procedures
- The specific requirements of the various relevant state and local laws
- The development, implementation, and validation of selection systems and assessments
- Nuanced statistical issues associated with conducting adverse impact analyses of employment decisions
Most importantly, DCI brings extensive experience conducting high-stakes adverse impact analyses of assessment results across various proactive and legal scenarios. This unparalleled experience and expertise enable DCI to guide your organization towards compliance with bias audit laws while navigating the broader equal employment opportunity landscape.
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The DCI State and Local Bias Audit Law Tracker
Laws regarding bias audits of automated employment decision systems are moving forward at the state and local level throughout the United States. Our experts are tracking developments in these regulations so you don't have to. Stay up to date with these laws by downloading our tracker.