Joanna Colosimo, M.A.

Joanna Colosimo, M.A.

Director of EEO Compliance
Joanna Colosimo is the Director of EEO Compliance at 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

Yesterday the National Women’s Law Center and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law filed FOIA requests directed at OMB, seeking information to shed…  Read more
In order to accommodate the needs of those impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Federal contractors who file their VETS-4212 Reports by November 15, 2017…  Read more
On August 31, 2017, the Department of Labor issued a press release in support of Texas’s response to Hurricane Harvey. The Office of Federal Contract…  Read more
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…  Read more
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…  Read more
Watch as David Cohen and Joanna Colosimo give EEOC and OFCCP enforcement updates in this month’s video chat.  Read more
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…  Read more