Imagine if you were a white or Hispanic officer and you came out first on a promotional examination and the test was thrown out because not enough African-American officers would be promoted. What if it was reversed and the test was thrown out because not enough white officers would be promoted?
Either way, it’s a tough pill to swallow, but this is exactly what happened to a group of white and Hispanic firefighters in the City of New Haven, Connecticut because of something called “disparate impact.”... Full Story
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Getting promoted: Top 10 dos and don’ts for test day
By James "Jim" Guffey
How do you prepare for the promotion you’ll one day seek? I’ve always thought that the three parts of the promotional process were the officer, the test, and the politics. In this three part column, I’ll discuss the three parts of the promotion process and, hopefully, help to guide you on your way.
In part one, I talked about the officer—the most important part of the triangle. Here I'll discuss the testing procedure itself. The first problem you’ll encounter is the number of different types of tests out there ... Full Story
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