Joanna Colosimo quoted in SHRM's article on OFCCP's release of demographic data from more than 19,000 federal contractors
"In many cases, employers were choosing the data points from the EEO-1 consolidated reports to release in their own disclosures. However, once employers went on record reporting this information in an ESG report, it became a more difficult argument to articulate why they would object to an FOIA release of the same type of information," Colosimo said. "Some employers are reviewing their strategies for public disclosures to balance transparency and risk given this circumstance."
Joanna Colosimo published in World at Work's #evolve Magazine article focused on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging
"What Is a Racial Equity Audit?
Racial equity audits collect and analyze qualitative and quantitative data to see if an organization’s policies, practices or procedures unintentionally contribute to diversity, equity, inclusion or accessibility concerns or biases. To ensure these audits are objective and holistic, they typically are managed by independent third parties."
Eric Dunleavy quoted in HR Dive's recent article on Artificial Intelligence
The tools can evaluate large databases to determine a work outcome, such as performance, turnover, absenteeism, injury reduction or sales, explained Eric Dunleavy, an industrial/organizational psychologist and director of the Employment & Litigation Services Division at DCI Consulting.
Joanna Colosimo quoted in SHRM's recent article centered on companies' ESG principles
"Employers need to be mindful of both internal and external pressures to ensure they are putting forth actions to move diverse representation forward, and they are not just claiming they are a diversity-friendly employer without associated actions to support their statements," Colosimo said.
Joanna Colosimo quoted in SHRM's recent article on OFCCP's Proposed Changes to its Scheduling Letter
"If the OFCCP is successful in adding even a fraction of these proposed changes, it will mean more work on the contractor during the course of a desk audit," said Joanna Colosimo, SHRM-SCP, Vice President of Workforce Equity and Compliance Strategy and Principal Consultant with DCI Consulting Group in Washington, D.C.
DCI Consulting Acquires Gerstco
"The acquisition of Gerstco adds an experienced and effective team of consultants and support staff to the DCI family," said DCI President David Cohen. "We look forward to serving a new set of clients while expanding our presence in California and the Pacific region at large."
Chad Ian Peddie, Jon Geier, and Keli Wilson published in Law360 for their article, 4 Key ESG Principles for Independent Board Members
"Although there is currently a lack of a one-size-fits-all approach for disclosing workforce diversity demographics and objectives, there is evolving rulemaking to remedy it."
DCI Consulting Completes Acquisition of Glenn Barlett Consulting Services
"Our clients are our top priority at DCI. This acquisition will help us grow as a firm while continuing to offer the highest level of service," said DCI President David Cohen. "Glenn Barlett Consulting brings decades of experience in OFCCP compliance. We are excited to welcome them to our team and look forward to providing their clients with additional resources and top-tier service."
DCI Consulting Group Releases Pay Equity Dashboard Application
"In response to an increasing demand for dynamic analyses of compensation data, DCI Consulting Group is pleased to announce the launch of the DCI Dashboard for Pay Equity. This Dashboard will allow employers to use the results of their organization's compensation analyses to create interactive visuals and reports that are backed by DCI's expert consultants and software development team. The release of DCI's Dashboard for Pay Equity follows the release of the company's Dashboard for AAP Data in 2021 and its subsequent success."
Evan Szarenski published in Law360 for his analysis on a recent DOL Ruling that impacts Contractor Audits
"While the practical effect may be limited — very few contractors challenge their selection on Fourth Amendment grounds — this ruling, in conjunction with prior OFCCP Fourth Amendment cases, removes the possibility of a contractor challenging the OFCCP's selection process for almost all compliance evaluations."
Joanna Colosimo Featured in SHRM's recent article on OFCCP Clarification of the Compensation Directive
"With the newly revised directive, the OFCCP clarified "a poorly worded and implemented directive," said Joanna Colosimo, SHRM-SCP, vice president of workforce equity and compliance strategy as well as principal consultant with DCI Consulting Group in Washington, D.C. "OFCCP hopefully learned to engage stakeholders before issuing guidelines and directives to ensure future clarity of communication."
Dave Schmidt, Don Lustenberger, and Barbara Nett published in Law360 for their article on the New York City Automated Employment Decisions Tools
"Employers have less than five months to prepare for the Jan. 1, 2023, enactment of New York City's Local Law 144 of 2021, which will regulate the use of automated employment decision tools, or AEDTs, in employee selection."
Joanna Colosimo Featured in SHRM's recent article on OFCCP Providing Additional Guidance
"Federal contractors had until June 30 to register and certify compliance on the OFCCP Contractor Portal. Organizations should have identified their main point of contact for the portal, noted Joanna Colosimo, SHRM-SCP, Vice President of Workforce Equity and Compliance Strategy and Principal Consultant for DCI Consulting in Washington, D.C. In addition, organizations should determine who is certifying for each establishment."
Macy Cheeks honored by The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce on the 2022 40 Under 40 Honoree List
"The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present its sixth class of 40 Under 40 Honorees. This event is a celebration of incredible individuals, their successes in various industries, and their impact on the thriving Alexandria community."
DCI Consulting Expands Audit Strategy and Regulatory Affairs Division with Evan Szarenski
David Cohen, President of DCI, stated that "Evan Szarenski brings incredible insight to DCI with his experience at OFCCP ensuring contractor compliance with regulations, policies, and procedures. Our clients will benefit from his breadth of knowledge."
DCI Consulting Expands Labor Economics Division with Andrew J. Cook, Ph.D.
David Cohen, President of DCI, stated that “Dr. Cook brings extensive experience assisting Fortune 500 companies across a variety of workforce analytics and employment analyses. His hire enhances DCI’s ability to provide the highest level of consulting and expertise to our clients”.
DCI Consulting's Pay Equity services referenced in Chapter 11: Attract & Retain a Diverse Workforce of Inclusalytics
"We mentioned pay equity analysis in Chapter 5. This can be as simple as comparing the average pay of individuals from different groups or as complex as conducting a regression analysis, which would allow you to control for additional variables such as experience or job level, Beware, however, that even simple pay equity analyses come with a number of factor to consider, including legal requirements. Fortunately, there are a number of tools and vendors, such as DCI Consulting, available to assist you with this huge Inclusalytics undertaking."
Macy Cheeks' research was published in APA’s journal, Psychology of Leaders and Leadership
Macy's research explores the relationship between an organization’s diversity climate and employee perceptions of the work environment in relation to their intersecting identities. "To explore these relationships, 344 employees from various organizations were surveyed. Significant correlations were found between diversity climate and job satisfaction, satisfaction toward coworkers, affective organizational commitment, and perceived organizational support."
Joanna Colosimo Featured in SHRM's recent article on OFCCP's Contractor Portal
"It is significant that OFCCP is giving contractors time to get their plans and affirmative action programs in place," said Joanna Colosimo, SHRM-SCP, Vice President of Workforce Equity & Compliance Strategy, Principal Consultant with DCI Consulting in Washington, D.C. "It also appears to be a measured plan. There is time for organizations to register in the system, and there is a three-month period in which they can certify."
Joanna Colosimo Featured in Alison Conigliaro-Hubbard's recently published book
"1. Stay curious and ask questions!
2. Do no be afraid to make a decision that is unpopular but is in fact the right thing to do. Was the decision-making process equitable, fair, and driven by relevant metrics?
3. You are in your position for a reason, If you suffer from imposter syndrome, you certainly are not alone, Find a group of colleagues or peers you feel safe discussing your leadership vulnerabilities with and in turn, empower them."
Eric Dunleavy Recognized with the Personnel Testing Council of Metropolitan Washington DC (PTCMW) Service Award
"The PTCMW Service Award is a unique award which recognizes individuals for their service to PTCMW and support in achieving the goals and mission of PTCMW. Established in 1977, PTCMW and its members seek to advance the science and practice of I-O psychology and related fields through high-value professional growth and networking opportunities."
Diversity at a Glance: Labor Force Benchmark Series Announced
This article is the first in a new series, "Diversity at a Glance," from DCI Consulting (DCI) that will explore labor force benchmarks within and across sectors. With the increased awareness around social justice movements, more employers are examining the diversity profile of their workforces.
Joanna Colosimo Featured in SHRM's recent article on Pay Equity
"The pandemic is not an excuse to not invest the time, money, resources and effort into a robust pay equity review," said Joanna Colosimo, SHRM-SCP, Director of Compliance and Workforce Analytics and Principal Consultant with DCI Consulting in Washington, D.C. She recommended evaluating sex differences as well as race and ethnicity disparities in pay annually.
David Garber joins DCI Consulting Group
"Dr. Garber brings DCI additional expertise in pay equity audits and proactive analyses. His hire is in line with DCI's goal to provide the highest level of consulting and expertise to our clients," said David Cohen, president of DCI.
David Cohen Featured in SHRM's recent article on the future of Pay Equity for OFCCP
"Employers should be conducting pay equity studies that analyze similarly situated employee groupings and statistical tests that control for the major factors that influence compensation, Cohen said. If statistical differences can't be explained, employers need to remediate and make salary adjustments, he noted."
Eric Dunleavy Featured in SHRM's recent article on the use of AI in the Workplace
"This is not a future-forward issue," Dunleavy said. "AI tools which learn how to perform tasks usually performed by humans are being used today in human resources."
DCI Consulting Completes Acquisition of HR Analytical Services
DCI Consulting Group (DCI), a Washington, D.C.-based human resources data analytics firm, announced that it has completed its acquisition of Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based HR Analytical Services (HR Analytical).
Circa Announces Partnership with AAP Provider DCI Consulting Group
Circa announced a formal partnership with Washington DC-based DCI Consulting Group, a human resources risk management consulting firm specializing in OFCCP compliance, pay equity, and other workforce analytics. Circa is partnering with DCI to provide its customers and prospects access to high-quality affirmative action planning and other workforce analytic solutions from an industry leading organization.
Six Ways OFCCP Can Reboot After Pay Discrimination Losses
The Labor Department’s recent loss in the Oracle pay discrimination case, while disappointing for the agency, provides the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs an opportunity to take stock of the current state of its pay equity enforcement program.
Juanita Beecher, Joanna Colosimo and Jon Geier published in Law360 for their article on Workforce Reduction Analyses
Pandemic-era employers are facing unprecedented economic challenges. As they deal with their economic survival, their workforce challenges are equally novel and add to their risks.
DCI Consulting Launches Online AAP Software and OFCCP Compliance Resource
In response to increasing audits from the Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and their announced plan to initiate a contractor verification program, DCI has launched two new tools for federal contractors: ProntoAAP and OFCCPCertification.com.
David Cohen Featured in SHRM's recent article on Reduction in Force efforts and analysis
"David Cohen, president of DCI Consulting in Washington, D.C., said performance as a criterion is typically business-related, while laying off workers who earn the most may be suspect, as those employees may be the oldest."
DCI Consulting Group Hires Jone Papinchock and Dave Schmidt
DCI Consulting Group, Inc. (DCI) is pleased to announce that Joanne (Jone) Papinchock, Ph.D. and David (Dave) Schmidt, Ph.D. have joined our team as Principal Consultants in the Personnel Selection and Litigation Support Division.
DCI Consulting Group Hires Jon Geier as a Principal Consultant
DCI Consulting Completes Acquisition of Savina Consulting
DCI Consulting Group (DCI), a Washington, D.C.-based human resources risk management firm, announced that it has completed its acquisition of Denver, Colorado-based employment litigation and HR boutique consultancy Savina Consulting.
David Cohen Featured in SHRM's recent article on valid Pay Equity factors
"This analysis is a statistical model that helps the OFCCP, or employers if they are conducting self-audits, look at differences in salaries between men and women and determine whether the disparities are due to gender, race or nondiscriminatory factors, David Cohen noted."
Michael Aamodt has Featured Story in SIOP’s TIP Publication
"The BFOQ exception in Title VII states that discrimination is illegal except, “in those certain instances where religion, sex, or national origin is a bona fide occupational qualification reasonably necessary to the normal operation of that particular business or enterprise.” The courts have opined that an employer using the BFOQ defense must demonstrate that it “had reasonable cause to believe that all (class members) would be unable to perform the job safely and efficiently or that it was impossible or highly impractical to consider the qualifications of each” (Cavico & Mujtaba, 2016)."
David Cohen presented the findings of a Pay Equity study at a City of Seattle Council Briefing
"We chose DCI because they are one, if not the national leaders in doing this type of work as David will tell you more. We asked DCI to do 4 things in this study and I will spell those out; determine if their are differences in salary by gender and race ethnicity after controlling for experience, occupation and time on the job, determine if there are differences in higher paid versus lower paid occupations by gender and race ethnicity, determine if there are differences in starting salaries by gender and race ethnicity and determine whether employment hiring and promotion rates for women and minorities in the city are at, below or exceed the available labor pool in Seattle."
Michael Aamodt’s Article On Testing Is Published In Assessment Council News
"what information must a vendor provide for a client to feel comfortable in purchasing a test? After all, because no test is valid across all jobs and all situations, what type of validity evidence or other psychometric information would one expect from a vendor? Here are the results of my musing. Prior to using a test to select employees, there are two steps that must be taken: (1) determine if the construct measured by the test is appropriate for the job in question, and (2) determine if the test is a reasonable measure of that construct. It is the organization’s responsibility to gather the information in Step 1 and the vendor’s responsibility to provide the information needed for Step 2."