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LATEST NEWS AND STORIES

  • New Federal Workforce Rule Intended To Make It Harder To Fire For Political Reasons

    The Office of Personnel Management issued new regulations to make it harder for government officials to reclassify career civil servants into political appointees. Reclassifying these employees would make them at-will employees whom officials could more easily fire from their jobs. Approximately 4,000 federal employees are currently considered political and change with each president.

  • Gen Z Wants Employer Feedback and May Leave If They Don’t Get It

    Generation Z, the youngest members of the workplace, has "clear expectations" about feedback, according to an article in the Washington Post. They want "timely, collaborative, empathetic and balanced" feedback from their employers. For supervisors who delay addressing issues directly or focus only on what went wrong, these young employees may move on to a workplace that works better for them.

  • Researchers Found Racial Discrimination From Resume Experiment

    Researchers from the National Bureau of Economic Research sent 80,000 resumes to apply for 10,000 jobs at 100 companies from 2019 to 2021. They created resumes and used varying names to suggest white or Black and male or female candidates. All of the positions were entry-level. Their research showed that employers reached out to applicants with white-sounding names 9.5% more than individuals with Black-sounding names.

  • Delaware County’s DEI Officer Fired After Complaining of Race Discrimination

    Lauren Footman was Delaware County's first diversity, equity, and inclusion officer, beginning her work in April 2022. She has filed a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission complaint alleging Chief Administrative Officer Marc Woolley treated her and other Black female employees unfairly.

  • What is Quiet Cutting?

    Per a Fortune.com article, quiet cutting is on the rise in the workplace. Quiet cutting "happens when the employers cut back on an employee's workload, responsibilities, role, or compensation." Employers use it to push employees out the door by encouraging them to quit on their own.

  • Kanye West Sued For Hostile Work Environment

    Kanye West hired Trevor Phillips to oversee "projects related to growing cotton" and other materials to help West's fashion brand become self-sustainable in November 2022. Phillips then worked for West's private school, Donda Academy, near Los Angeles. Phillips alleges West made antisemitic comments around staff members at the Donda Academy, including “the Jews are out to get me” and “the Jews are stealing all my money.”

  • Having a Family Results in a “Penalty” for Moms and a “Bonus” for Dads

    A new study substantiated years of data showing mothers bear most of the costs that result from having kids. The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences study revealed these family responsibilities contribute to the continuing gap between men's and women's pay, referred to as the “motherhood penalty.” On the other hand, men who continue to work full-time end up with a wage “bonus” when they have kids. Dads make about 20% more than men without kids.

  • White Males Who Experience Harassment More Supportive of Diversity Efforts

    A University of Michigan study found white men who personally experienced workplace harassment are more likely to support office efforts to reduce race and gender bias. Overall, white men are less likely to encounter discrimination and harassment at work. But when colleagues have treated them wrongly, these men have an increased likelihood of seeing race and gender bias against others.

  • Gen X Caught In Job Market Ageism

    Mass layoffs, a different job market post-pandemic, and fast technological changes look like they are hitting Gen X especially hard. Gen X, roughly ages 44 to 59, sits between Boomers and Millennials. The BBC delved into the current experience of this generation.