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Take the APA Deep Poverty Challenge

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More than 18.5 million people in the US live in deep poverty. This is a state in which an individual household’s annual income falls below 50% of the poverty line.  That means more than 18.5 million people in one of the wealthiest countries in the world are subsisting on $3,000 or less per person.

Several decades worth of psychological research document the associations between poverty and indicators of behavioral, mental, and physical health.

The One Constant of the Workplace: Technological Change

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In support of SIOP’s Smarter Workplace Awareness Month, SIOP member Denise M. Rousseau agreed to answer a few questions about the impact of technological change on today’s workplace.

Dr. Rousseau is the H.J. Heinz II University Professor of Organizational Behavior and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy and the Tepper School of Business. She is the faculty chair of the Heinz College Health Care Policy and Management program and Academic Director of the Center for Evidence-Based Management.

Department of Labor Relies on SIOP Members for Adverse Impact Guidance

By Barbara Ruland

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The book, Adverse Impact Analysis: Understanding Data, Statistics, and Risk, edited by SIOP Fellows Scott Morris and Eric Dunleavy, has been cited as a resource on practical significance in EEO Analysis by the US Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP).  The citation is specifically for the chapter written by Fred Oswald, Eric Dunleavy, and Amy Shaw.

As part of its FAQ on the topic, the OFCCP defines practical significance as “whether an observed disparity in employment opportunities or outcomes reflects meaningful harm to the disfavored group,” and acknowledges that practical significance, not just statistical significance, should be considered in compliance reviews. This distinction is important because, as the OFCCP notes, “a virtually unnoticeable disparity in, for instance, selection rates, may nevertheless be statistically significant due to the size of the data set.”

Two SIOPers Among getAbstract’s International Book Award Nominees

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Rule Makers, Rule Breakers by Michele Gelfand, Scribner, and The Surprising Science of Meetings by Steven G. Rogelberg, Oxford UP, are 2 of the 20 books nominated for the 19th annual getAbstract International Book Award.

The award recognizes two English and two German books that have made outstanding contributions to social debates over the past year. For the first time, getAbstract will partner with the business magazine Capital.

“Presenting interesting and relevant books to our readers has always been an integral part of Capital’s format,” said Horst von Buttlar, Capital’s editor-in-chief. “I’m delighted that we’re giving business books a bigger stage with this joint award.”

Call for Officer Nominations

Nominate your MVPs for leadership positions on Team SIOP

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The process of selecting new members of the Executive Board for the 2020-2021 fiscal year will begin soon.  Nominations will open on September 1 for elected positions on SIOP’s Executive Board, and the nomination period ends at midnight EDT on September 30. Voting members of SIOP are urged to make nominations for the open offices listed below.

Member participation in SIOP’s nomination process helps determine not only the future of the Society but also of the profession of I-O psychology.

So please take time to seriously consider the role of SIOP’s Executive Board and nominate those members you believe can best serve in these capacities.

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