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  • 12/09/2020 5:36 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Good afternoon PTCMW Members and Friends!

    Here’s a friendly reminder to vote for the 2021 PTCMW Officers. Candidate statements (link) and full descriptions of the roles and responsibilities (link) are available on our site. PTCMW members received an email with instructions on December 2, 2020.

    Voting Closes Wednesday, December 16, 2020

    If you have any further questions about the voting process, please contact Past President and Nominations Chair Lorin Mueller at lmueller@fsbpt.org

  • 08/31/2020 3:57 PM | Anonymous



    The Personnel Testing Council of Metropolitan Washington (PTCMW) Service Award recognizes individuals for their service to PTCMW and support in achieving the goals and mission of PTCMW.

    Established in 1977, PTCMW and its members seek to advance the science and practice of I-O psychology and related fields through high-value professional growth and networking opportunities. Connecting with other I-O Psychologists, sharing the latest research and applied approaches, and growing as a professional are what members expect of PTCMW.


    • PTCMW members or professional associations submit nominations
    • Past PTCMW Presidents vote to choose recipient
    • The award is presented during PTCMW’s annual Fall Event, which will be virtual this year


    Individuals nominated for this award should emulate and provide support for the tenets on which PTCMW was founded. The award is given to individuals who have volunteered significant time to further the goals of PTCMW as a member of PTCMW. These activities may include (but are not limited to): serving as a member of the PTCMW board or as a PTCMW committee member or volunteer, presenting at PTCMW events, or otherwise exchanging ideas and best practices with members of the PTCMW community. Nominees do not need to be a current member of PTCMW.

    Thank you for your contribution in helping recognize people for their service to PTCMW and the I-O community.


    Submissions for this award should specifically explain how the nominee has met the criteria listed above.  Please click on the link at the bottom of the page to download the nomination form

    Instructions for filling out the nomination form:

    1.      Include contact information (download the nomination form below):

    a. The name, telephone number, and e-mail address of the nominee;
    b. The name, telephone number, and e-mail address of at least one person who is familiar with the contributions to PTCMW and personal qualities of the nominee; and
    c. The name, telephone number, and e-mail address of the person who prepared the nomination (if different from b. above).

    2.      Provide a narrative:

    a. 300-word (of fewer) description of the nominee's prior and on-going commitment to PTCMW and the I-O community (e.g., through colleague or board member testimonials); and
    b. Listing of PTCMW board and/or committee positions held, PTCMW event participation, and general impact to PTCMW and the I-O community.

    Please provide as much pertinent information as possible. It is advisable to include information regarding the results of the nominee's academic or applied contribution(s) and actions, as well as a description of the contribution itself.


    Please send nominations to:  President-Elect at presidentelect.ptcmw@gmail.com


    WEDNESDAY, September 23, 2020


    YEAR                RECIPIENT                              

    2019               Martha Hennen

    2018               Ilene Gast

    2017               Dan Putka

    2016               Ted Rosen

    2015               Ted Hayes

    2014               Lance Seberhagen

    1989               Jean Linehan

    Please CLICK HERE to download the nomination form 

  • 07/15/2020 5:17 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Good afternoon PTCMW Members and Friends!

    We encourage you to register for IPAC's virtual conference scheduled next week. Conference speakers include:

    Dr. Liberty Munson, Microsoft

    Dr. Christina Norris-Watts, Johnson & Johnson

    Dr. Charles Handler, Rocket Hire

    Virtual Conference Registration Rates

    $25 for IPAC Members

    $50 for Non-Members

    Free for IPAC Student Members

    Please visit the conference registration page for additional information and details.

  • 07/02/2020 4:43 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The PTCMW 2020 Mentor Program has launched!

    What is the PTCMW Mentor Program?

    • The PTCMW Mentor Program is an opportunity for students and young professionals to benefit from the knowledge and experience of other PTCMW members

    How does it work?

    • Mentors will meet once a month with mentees via phone or video conference to discuss mutual topics of interest over a 6-month period

    Who can be a mentee?

    • Any PTCMW member* with an interest in gaining knowledge and advice from PTCMW’s wise and seasoned base of professionals
      • We are currently waiving the membership fee for students and early career mentees until the end of 2020

    Who can be a mentor?

    • Any PTCMW member with an interest in sharing knowledge and experience with other PTCMW members
    • Other guidelines:
    • Master’s degree or higher in IO Psychology or closely related field
    • 1+ Years of I/O related work experience in a full time capacity
    • Availability to commit at least one hour per month to meeting with your mentee

    What resources are available for mentors and mentees?

    The PTCMW Mentor Page has resources available for mentors and mentees:

    • Program Overview: Information about the goals of the program, general program logistics
    • Guidelines and Tips for Mentors: First meeting topics to discuss, tips for being an effective mentor
    • Guidelines and Tips for Mentees: First meeting topics to discuss, tips for being an effective mentee
    • Resource Packets: Topics and Discussion Questions (coming soon)

    What is the general timeline for this program?


    Expected Time Frame

    Mentors/Mentees complete and submit sign-up form

    Deadline: July 31st, 2020

    PTCMW reviews and identifies Mentor/Mentee pairings

    Early August

    PTCMW introduces Mentors and Mentees via email and schedules Virtual Kick-off Meeting

    Late August

    Virtual Kick-off Meeting

    Early September

    First Meeting

    Mentee to schedule by end of September

    Subsequent Meetings

    October, 2020 through February, 2021


    February/March, 2021

    Who can I reach out to if I have more questions?

    Please contact the PTCMW Recorder (recorder.ptcmw@gmail.com)

  • 06/19/2020 3:54 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    PTCMW invites you to join, Blacks in I/O’s upcoming webinar, I/O Community Call Series Addressing Systemic Issues in Law Enforcement Workplaces.

    Please visit their website to learn more and below to register for the webinar.

    • Monday June 29 at 5:30-7pm EDT
    • Eventbrite link to RSVP, see additional information & guest speakers.
    • The zoom link will be sent once folks RSVP through Eventbrite.

  • 06/19/2020 3:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hello PTCMW Community

    Please visit our blog to get an update on initiatives and programs outlined in the President’s Message. We would also recommend taking advantage of our resources blogs as they contain information you may find helpful.

    If you have a resources or articles you think would be helpful, please email PTCMW newsletter editor (newsletter.ptcmw@gmail.com) so we can publish it on the next post.

  • 06/19/2020 3:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hello PTCMW Members and Friends

    Check it out! The Washington Post announced the 2020 Top Workplaces in the Washington Area according to their seventh annual survey. We are so proud of all the PTCMW member organizations featured. Congratulations!

  • 05/22/2020 5:00 PM | Anonymous

    Hello PTCMW Members and friends.

    As previously communicated, we are supporting PTCMW members presenting at The SIOP 2020 Virtual Conference. Please reference the list below for session information and we encourage you register (link) if you have not done so already. Please email the PTCMW president (president.ptcmw@gmail.com) if you are presenting and would like to share session information with the PTCMW community.

    Session: 2020 EEOC/OFCCP Practitioner Update: Things Old, New, Borrowed, or Blue

    Joanna Colosimo, DCI Consulting

    Julia Bayless, APT Metrics

    Michelle Duncan, Jackson Lewis

    Mike Aamodt, DCI Consulting

    Session: A Tale of Two Pay Gaps: An All-Female Expert Pay Equity Panel

    Elizabeth Bradley, Fortney Scott

    Joanna Colosimo, DCI Consulting

    Lisa Harpe, DCI Consulting

    Katie Mantoan, Orrick

    Symposium: AI as an Ally: Improving Reactions to Artificial Intelligence

    Johnathan Manuel F. Gonzalez, Baruch College & The Graduate Center, CUNY

    Weiwei Liu, Florida Institute of Technology & Aon's Assessemnt Solutions

    Lei Shirase, University of Missouri - St. Louis & Aon's Assessment Solutions

    David L. Tomczak, The George Washington University & Aon's Assessment Solutions

    Carmen E. Lobbe, Aon's Assessment Solutions

    Richard Justenhoven, Aon's Assessment Solutions

    Oke Brandt, Aon's Assessment Solutions

    Nico Tschope, Aon's Assessment Solutions

    Nicholas R. Martin, Aon's Assessment Solutions

    Achim Preuss, Aon's Assessment Solutions

    Session: Debating Value Conflicts Associated with Ethical Dilemmas in I-O Psychology

    Johnathan Nelson, Morehead State University

    Chandra S. Sanders, University of Oklahoma

    Deirdre J. Knapp, HumRRO

    Amy Dawgert Grubb, Federal Bureau of Investigation

    Thomas S. Skiba, Humu

    Session: I-Os as Influencers: Working through SIOP and Local I-O Groups to Make an Impact

    Lorin Mueller, Federation of State Boards if Physical Therapy

    Deirdre Knapp, HumRRO

    Seth A. Kaplan, George Mason University

    Session: Political ideas in global workplaces: Role of I-O in politically-charged environments

    Christopher T. Rotolo, PepsiCo

    Matthijs Bal, Erasmus University Rotterdam

    Dana H. Born, Harvard Kennedy School

    Kira Foley, George Washington University

    M. Gloria Gonzalez-Morales, University of Guelph

    Kristen L. Swigart, Pennsylvania State University

    Sara P. Weiner, Independent and Glint

    Session: Revising the APA Ethics Code to Better Fit the Roles of I-O Psychologists

    Deirdre J. Knapp, HumRRO

    Gabriel Blackman, Purdue University Global

    Li Lin, PepsiCo

    Session: SIOP and APA: The Road Ahead is Paved with Collaborative Opportunities

    Patrick Gavan O’Shea, HumRRO

    Deirdre Knapp, HumRRO

    Jeff McHenry, Rainier Leadership Solutions

    Fred Oswald, Rice University

    Sara Weiner, Independent and Glint

    Session: The impact of ethical leadership depends on climate strength

    Kira O. Foley, George Washington University

    Evan R. Hughes, Catholic University

    Jessica M. Badger Darrow, U.S. Army Research Institute

    Poster Presentation: An Instrument for Measuring Electronic Performance Monitoring Practices

    David L. Tomczak, The George Washington University & Aon's Assessment Solutions

    Sarah Zarsky, George Mason University

    Peter J. Mancarella, The George Washington University

    Tara S. Behrend, The George Washington University

  • 04/27/2020 8:57 AM | Anonymous

    Are you still adjusting to the “new normal” as a result of COVID-19? You’re not alone! The Women’s Inclusion Network (WIN) is hosting an Ask Me Anything (AMA) session via Zoom on Monday, April 27 at 5:30 EST to provide additional support to our SIOP community during this time of transition. The session will cover several timely topics related to these changes:

        Working from home

        Work-life balance



        Stress/emotion management

    Our goal is to provide useful information and tips to help you adjust to these uncertain times, as well as to provide a safe space to ask meaningful questions during a Q&A session with our featured panelists, Maura Mills and Kisha Jones. Sign up via this Event Brite link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/navigating-the-new-normal-managing-work-family-self-during-a-pandemic-tickets-102905216272?utm_source=eventbrite&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=post_publish&utm_content=EBLinkEvent&utm_term=fullLink&fbclid=IwAR1yyfW5ojkhsQqWyW03FYoatbpuMT_g_vgIlhwGMHaWTwAIVN_YDZKoAzw

  • 04/21/2020 6:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    PTCMW would like to thank all of the volunteers who have helped improve the organization and drive our membership offerings over the past year.

    Your involvement and dedication allows PTCMW to continue to serve our membership!

    We are grateful for your service; thank you!

    - PTCMW Board

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