Joanna Colosimo, M.A.

Joanna Colosimo, M.A.

Director of EEO Compliance
Associate Principal Consultant
Joanna Colosimo is an Associate Principal Consultant with 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

Predictions for OFCCP under Trump Administration
At the 2017 National ILG (NILG) conference held in San Antonio, TX, Thomas Dowd, acting Director of OFCCP, and Debra Carr, Director of Policy, Planning and Program Development,
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DCI Video Chat: National ILG Conference Update
An update on EEO-1 Report: Potentially No Funding for EEO Pay Component
There is no official news from the EEOC on the status of the pay component of the revised EEO-1 reports. As of now, the EEO-1 reports are due March 31st and required
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EEOC and OFCCP Enforcement Update
Watch as David Cohen and Joanna Colosimo give EEOC and OFCCP enforcement updates in this month's video
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OFCCP and EEOC Merger: Not too likely
As noted by DCI, the Department of Labor’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget proposal outlined initiatives and recommendations for merging the Office of Federal Contract Compliance
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Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Proposes Merger of OFCCP and EEOC
The Department of Labor’s Fiscal Year 2018 (FY2018) budget proposal was released today, May 23, 2017.  The budget outlines the initiatives and priorities of the new
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DCI STAFF ATTEND SIOP’S 32nd ANNUAL CONFERENCE IN ORLANDO, FLORIDA
The 32nd Annual Conference for the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) was held April 26-29, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. This conference brings together
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OFCCP’s audit findings inadmissible in court as defense for Allsteel
A private compensation discrimination case alleging Allsteel discriminated against three former female managers in pay was brought to the attention of the Eighth Circuit Court. 
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