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May 2016 Meeting/Webcast: Remembering Dr. James Outtz and Current Issues in Employment Law

  • 05/25/2016
  • 4:15 PM - 6:00 PM
  • McCormick & Schmick's Crystal City


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Remembering Dr. James "Jim" Outtz and Current Issues in Employment Law

Eric M. Dunleavy, Ph.D.

Director at DCI

Paul J. Hanges, Ph.D.

Professor in the University of Maryland’s Psychology Department

Ryan O'Leary, Ph.D.

Director at PDRI, a CEB Company

  • Networking starts at 4:15
  • Presentation from 4:30-5:30
  • Food included on-site
  • Email questions for the presenter to vp.ptcmw@gmail.com by 12pm ET the day before
Location: McCormick & Schmick's Crystal City   
  • Crystal City Shops, 2010 Crystal Dr, Arlington, VA 22202 (map)
  • Metro Access and Parking Available


In honor of Dr. James "Jim" Outtz and his contributions to the areas of fairness in the workplace, equal employment opportunity, and best practices in selection, panelists will discuss current employment law issues and cases as well as tell stories and their experiences working with Jim over the years.

Speaker Bios: 

Eric M. Dunleavy, Ph.D., is the Director of the Personnel Selection and Litigation Support Services Group at DCI, where he is involved in a wide variety of employee selection and equal employment opportunity/affirmative action (EEO/AA) consulting services. He also serves on staff The OFCCP Institute, a national nonprofit employer association focused on education and training related to EEO/AA issues. His primary areas of expertise are in employee selection, validation research, adverse impact analyses and other EEO analytics. His most recent work has focused on advanced quantitative analyses for assessing adverse impact and on selection procedure validation research in the context of EEOC/OFCCP enforcement and litigation support.

Eric received his M.A. (2002) and Ph.D. (2004) in Industrial/Organizational Psychology with a concentration in data analysis from the University of Houston. He received an Honors B.A. (2000) in Psychology from St. Anselm College. Eric has served as President, Vice President, and Legal Chair of the Personnel Testing Council of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. (PTC/MW), and was on the editorial board of The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist for 7 years as co-author of the “On the Legal Front” column. In 2011, Dr. Dunleavy received the first Distinguished Early Career Contributions Award – Practice award from the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology, which is given to individuals who have developed, refined, and implemented practices, procedures, and methods that have had a major impact on both people in organizational settings and the profession of I-O psychology. In 2015, he was elected as Fellow of the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology.

Eric has published articles in the International Journal of Selection and Assessment, Journal of Business and Psychology, Psychology, Public Policy, Law and Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice. He is currently an adjunct faculty member of George Mason University, where he has taught graduate courses in multivariate statistics and applied measurement, and at University of Maryland Baltimore County at Shady Grove, where he has taught a graduate course on legal issues in selection. He is currently involved in SIOP task forces responsible for developing a dialogue with EEOC on employee selection issues of mutual interest and revising the SIOP Principles on Validation and Use of Personnel Selection Procedures.

Paul J. Hanges, Ph.D. is Professor of Industrial/Organizational Psychology in the University of Maryland’s Psychology Department.   He is also an affiliate of the University of Maryland’s R. H. Smith School of Business and the Zicklin School of Business (Baruch College).  He was on the board of directors of OBA Bank from 2011 until the bank was sold in 2014. Originally from New York City, Paul received his Ph.D. from the University of Akron in 1987. 
Paul’s research centers on three themes: a) human resource practices, team/organizational diversity and organizational climate, b) leadership, team-processes, and cross-cultural issues, and c) dynamical systems theory.  He has published two books and written over 80 articles and book chapters.  His 2004 co-authored book, Culture, Leadership, and Organizations: The GLOBE study of 62 Societies, book, won the M. Scott Myers Award for Applied Research from the Society of Industrial/Organizational Psychology. He won this award again in 2011 for his contribution to the construction of the SIENA Reasoning Test. His publications have appeared in such journals as Advances in Global Leadership, American Psychologist, Applied Psychology: An International Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of International Business Studies, and The Leadership Quarterly. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Applied Psychology. Finally, Paul is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, Association for Psychological Sciences, and the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology. 
Paul has worked with both public and private organizations (e.g., Central Intelligence Agency, Department of Transportation, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Personnel Board of Jefferson County, S. C. Johnson & Son) as well as various consulting firms (e.g., American Management Systems, Emerson Human Capital, Mercer, Inc.) and has been retained as an expert witness for several law firms.  His work focuses on developing human resource practices (e.g., competence models, selection/promotion systems, training and development systems) and aligning organizational policies, practices, and procedures to produce desired organizational climate and improve organizational efficiency.

Ryan O'Leary, Ph.D., is the Director of the Hiring and Assessment group at PDRI, a CEB Company. He has over ten years of experience directing, developing, implementing, and evaluating human capital systems in a variety of public sector organizations. His experience includes job analysis and competency modeling, job classification and occupational analysis, leadership development and assessment, survey development, implementation, and analysis, development of career paths, development and validation of multiple personnel selection assessments, human capital system evaluation, workforce analysis, adverse impact and diversity analyses, development and validation of minimum/basic job qualifications, performance management, training and development, certification, and employment litigation support. In 2016, Dr. O'Leary was elected as Fellow of the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology.

His clients have included a Fortune 100 aerospace and aviation company, a leading global provider of business support solutions, the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service, Alabama Department of Education, Alabama Department of Transportation, CFPB, CIA, CHCO Council, CBP, DeKalb County Bureau of Police Services, DEA, Department of Agriculture, DoD DCPAS, DoD NSPS, DHS, DOL, DOT, VA, Family Sunshine Center, FBI, GAO, HHS, Interpol, MCC, Montgomery (AL) Area Chamber of Commerce, Navy, ODNI, OPM, Pennsylvania State Police, PMF, Southern Poverty Law Center, TSA, USAID, US CIS, US ICE, USPS, and USSS.

Dr. O’Leary is currently serving as PDRI’s project director for the OPM USA Hire program efforts, integrating assessment development and platform configuration activities.

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