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Professional Practice Committee Update Mark L. Poteet Organizational Research & Solutions, Inc. Greetings SIOP! As we approach the An- nual Conference in Anaheim, I want to devote some time to update membership on the progress of several Professional Practice Committee (PPC) projects and goals, as well as to acknowledge the ter- rific work of the committee’s members in making this progress possible. SIOP is for- tunate to have such an incredible team of professionals focused on helping advance the practice of I-O psychology and support I-O psychologists who practice. SIOP practitioners and SHRM professionals have yet another resource for their devel- opment in the form of a new SHRM-SIOP Science of HR Series white paper, pub- lished on the SHRM and SIOP websites. The paper, entitled “Strategies for En- gaging and Retaining Mature Workers,” was authored by Margaret E. Beier, can be found here. In addition, a new work stream within this SHRM–SIOP collabora- tion has been piloted: the Joint Webinar Series. The webinars series is designed to help human resources professionals to learn about the science and evidence supporting human resources practices, presented by SIOP members. The first webinar presented in late January cov- ered the subject of employee background checks and was presented by Michael Aa- modt. It was very well attended by SHRM members, and review of feedback is un- derway to determine future directions of this work. Thanks to David Dubin and Jim 158 Kurtessis for their excellent work in lead- ing these efforts. SIOP’s initiative to create Contemporary Selection Recommendations (CSR) for the Equal Employment Opportunity Com- mission (EEOC) has made good strides in recent weeks. Specifically, the SIOP Task Force’s products (e.g., white papers) have been reviewed by several members of the EEOC. In addition, at the time of this writing, several members of the task force and the PPC are scheduled to meet with leadership and technical staff from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commis- sion (EEOC) to share feedback and com- ments, explore different ways in which the products can be used, establish next steps in the project, and discuss additional ave- nues for the collaborative work between SIOP and EEOC. Much thanks goes to Eric Dunleavy, Rich Tonowski, David Dubin, and Kyle Morgan for their persistent ef- forts with this initiative. As can be seen in the current issue of TIP, there are two articles highlighting the work of the PPC. First, the third of several planned articles summarizing results of the 2015 Practitioner Needs Survey, au- thored by Ben Porr, Ted Axton, Meredith Ferro, and Soner Dumani, has been pro- duced. This article covered practitioners’ views on practice areas where additional science and research would be beneficial. Second, Craig Wallace, Lynda Zugec, and April 2016, Volume 53, Number 4