A Handbook for Managers, Supervisors, and HR and EEO Staffs
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ISBN: 978-1-941825-93-8; 1-941825-93-1
Availability: COMING SOON (SUMMER 2021)
Format: Softcover book and/or PDF eBook sent on CD or USB stick
Written by Michael Corum, one of Dewey’s most beloved authors and an expert on the management of employees in the federal sector, the new handbook replaces and expands upon Michael Corum’s popular book, EEO for Federal Management by offering a comprehensive manual written for federal supervisors, managers, and just as important, those who advise and guide them through management decisions subject to federal nondiscrimination laws—HR staffs, EEO staffs, and similar advisors.
The book starts with coverage of the laws that prohibit discrimination in federal service, and then goes into detail about exactly what is and is not prohibited under each factor. Then it describes and discusses the theories of discrimination, after which it spends extensive time on how discrimination is proven, and how that knowledge helps management while making decisions affecting the terms and conditions of employment.
Then, the book turns to handling and responding to complaints of discrimination, and discusses the strategies and tactics in dealing with the most common actions causing complaints: nonselection, disciplinary actions, reprisal, harassment, and disability. The book closes with a chapter on how to settle complaints of discrimination. The book covers the following topics:
- Nondiscrimination laws governing federal employees: Civil Rights Act of 1964 to GINA.
- Prohibited categories of discrimination and their important subsets.
- Theories of discrimination: disparate treatment, disparate impact, harassment, and failure to accommodate.
- How discrimination is proven in disparate treatment cases: how third parties analyze and weigh direct and circumstantial evidence.
- How discrimination is proven in disparate treatment case: the importance of job-relatedness in every employment decision.
- Complaints of nonselection: how to link proactive measures with justifications for selections and how to defend against both direct and circumstantial evidence.
- Complaints from disciplinary actions: all the factors that third-parties consider or reject in comparing employees, and how to defend disciplinary actions.
- Complaints of reprisal: the two forms of reprisal, what management actions do third parties consider adverse, and how third parties find reprisal.
- Complaints of harassment: the two types of illegal harassment and how illegal harassment differs with different bases of discrimination.
- EEO issues in common workplace situations: pregnancy, dress codes, work schedules, seniority, and career-enhancing assignments.
- Settling EEO complaints: Using interest-based negotiation strategies in an EEO settling.
This book is available as a softcover book and/or a PDF file with many useful features delivered on a CD-ROM, USB Flash Drive, or download. Hyperlinks allow the reader to move quickly between the Table of Contents and the corresponding portions of the text. Internal hyperlinks serve as a cross-reference feature within the text.