DCI Provides Objectivity
Importantly, DCI Consulting Group is not a test vendor. In other words, DCI doesn’t sell any off- the- shelf tests. In recent years EEO agencies have been skeptical of vendors validating their own tools that they are necessarily motivated to sell. DCI does not have to worry about this potential conflict of interest. For this reason, DCI offers truly objective expertise in the evaluation and research of selection procedures. That is to say, DCI is obligated to conduct scientifically and professional sound research without initially leaning toward a particular conclusion. If a selection procedure is not supportable or vendor research does not meet the requirements of the Uniform Guidelines, DCI staff will share this information with clients. If a selection procedure is supportable and research meets the requirements of the Uniform Guidelines, DCI staff will highlight this result and explain why this is the case to clients and enforcement agencies.
Michael Aamodt, Principal Consultant at DCI Consulting Group, wrote an article featured in SIOP’s TIP publication, January 2017.
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 administration, and as predicted by DCI, recommends merging the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) by the end of FY2018.
The proposed budget indicates that the consolidation will provide efficiencies and oversight. Additionally, the proposed budget allots $88 million for OFCCP, a decrease of $17.3 million from Fiscal Year 2017. The main cut to the budget appears to be headcount, with a proposed 440 full-time equivalent (FTE) headcount, a reduction from 571 FTEs. Some other interesting items that haveRead More