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EEOC discussion letter outlines GINA’s impact on wellness programs

August 22nd, 2011

An informal discussion letter issued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission outlines the circumstances under which employees’ genetic information may be used in employer-sponsored wellness programs without running afoul of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). The applicable exception permits employers to obtain employees’ genetic information as part of a voluntary wellness program, but [Read more...]

Expert suggests new rules for effective performance management

August 22nd, 2011

In these times of shrinking budgets and increasing demands, maximizing the potential of an organization’s human capital is a top priority in both the public and private sector. The promise of “performance management” (PM) is to drive high performance, but the truth is, PM is broken, says Dr. Elaine Pulakos, president of PDRI and an [Read more...]

EEOC sues DynCorp International for sexual stereotype-based harassment of mechanic working in Iraq

August 19th, 2011

DynCorp International, LLC, a U.S.-based private military contractor and aircraft maintenance company, violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by subjecting a male employee working in Iraq to a hostile work environment based on his sex, and by transferring him after he complained, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
DynCorp [Read more...]

Seventy-one percent of employers say they value emotional intelligence over IQ

August 19th, 2011

With smaller staffs, higher stress levels and uncertainties around the economy, are employers changing what they look for in prospective employees? Thirty-four percent of hiring managers said they are placing greater emphasis on emotional intelligence when hiring and promoting employees post-recession, according to a new CareerBuilder survey. Seventy-one percent said they value emotional intelligence in [Read more...]

EEOC, OPM put in writing their promise to rigorously enforce equal pay laws for federal employees

August 18th, 2011

The U.S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) have issued a joint letter pledging to ensure “rigorous enforcement” of equal pay laws for federal employees. The agencies are sending the letter to all civilian federal employees.
Both agencies are members of the White House’s National Equal Pay Enforcement Task Force, [Read more...]