Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007
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• Time to Vote for SIOP Officers
• Received Federal Funding? – Let SIOP Know
• New SIOP Journal – Accepting Commentaries Now
• SIOP Responds to APA Model Licensure Act
• SIOP Participates in the Development of
New International Test Standards
Time to Vote for SIOP Officers
The 2008 SIOP ballot is now open. It is time to cast
your vote for the next SIOP president-elect, secretary, and
Officer nominees include:
Kurt Kraiger, Jim Outtz, and Vicki Vandaveer
Tammy Allen and Cristina Banks
Suzanne Tsacoumis and Mark Wilson
Bios for each candidate can be found online by clicking here.
The president-elect candidates’ goal statements can also be found at this
All the nominees are exceptional. Nonetheless, they
have different perspectives. Your vote is important because our
officers shape SIOP’s future.
Go to the SIOP ballot Web page, and
vote today! You will need your user name and password. Forgotten
them? No problem. On the voting site you can request that your
username and password be sent to you.
Voting ends January 31, 2008, at 12 a.m. EST.
If you have questions, contact the SIOP Administrative
Office at 419-353-0032.
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Federal Funding? – Let SIOP Know
One of SIOP’s strategic goals is to advocate and champion
I–O psychology to policy makers. Moving forward with this goal, there
have been several requests from agencies, the Federation, and APA inquiring
names of individuals who might be interested in serving on review panels or
people who could comment on funding agencies’ strategic plans.
To respond to these requests, SIOP needs to know which members currently
have or have previously received grants from one of the federal agencies,
such as NSF, NIH, NIDA, NIOSH, NIA, DOD, or ARI.
SIOP is considering adding this to the member survey, which comes out once
a year. However, in the interim, it would be helpful to know this
Lois Tetrick is asking members to provide information regarding federal
funding received. To do so, please click here.
It will only take a few minutes to submit information. Tetrick is
very thankful for your help in compiling this information in anticipation
of the next request she receives.
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SIOP Journal – Accepting Commentaries Now
SIOP’s new journal, Industrial
and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice,
is set to debut in 2008. To help make this journal a success, your
input is needed.
Commentaries are currently being accepted for the second
edition. SIOP members are encouraged to review the focal articles,
which are posted online, and submit responses via e-mail to editor Paul
The submission deadline for commentaries is Saturday, Dec.
The first article, by Kevin Murphy, is entitled “Explaining
the Weak Relationship Between Job Performance and Ratings of Job
Performance.” To view the abstract, click here.
The second article features authors from 22 different
countries and is entitled “International Perspectives on the Legal
Environment for Selection.” To view this abstract, click here.
Please review the commentary
guidelines prior to submitting a response. If you
have additional questions, contact Sackett
via e-mail or phone at 612-624-9842.
About the Journal:
and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice
is an official publication of the Society for Industrial and Organizational
Psychology. With a focal article–peer commentary–response format, the
journal focuses on interactive exchanges on topics of importance to science
and practice in the I–O field. SIOP members will receive this
publication as a part of membership, and nonmembers will be able to
subscribe to the journal for a fee.
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Responds to APA Model Licensure Act
Several weeks ago there was a call for comments on the APA
proposed revision to the Model Licensure Act. State Affairs Chair
Judy Blanton chaired SIOP’s efforts to coordinate comments with the advice
and assistance of SIOP’s APA Council Representatives: Janet
Barnes-Farrell, Jose Cortina, Bob Dipboye, Deirdre Knapp, and Eduardo
SIOP’s response to the APA taskforce can be found on the
SIOP Web site by clicking here.
The APA taskforce is currently considering all of the
comments and concerns that were received from various quarters. You
will be informed as new developments arise.
Thank you for your comments, and please feel free to contact
or SIOP President Lois
Tetrick with additional comments.
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to Participate in the Development of New International Test
The International Organization for Standardization has begun
the process of developing international standards for the use of tests in
organizations (ISO/PC 230, “Psychological Assessment”). The focus of these
standards will be on test use, rather than on technical psychometric
The development of the standards, which began earlier this
year, includes representatives from over a dozen countries. The U.S.
Technical Advisory Group (TAG), which is chaired by G. Harris, includes
organizations such as APA, ATP, and AERA.
Due to the importance of organizational testing issues to
its members, SIOP has recently agreed to participate in the U.S. TAG.
Donald Truxillo served as SIOP’s temporary delegate at a recent meeting in
Vienna, and Nancy Tippins will be SIOP’s permanent TAG delegate. In
2008, to be held in Madrid and Washington, DC, there will be two meetings
regarding the test standards.
More information on the standards will be provided as it
becomes available. Please expect requests for your input in the coming
months, and feel free to contact Tippins
with any thoughts.
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