Bob LaJeunesse, Ph.D.

Director of Enforcement - OFCCP

Bob LaJeunesse, Ph.D. is Director of Enforcement for Office of Federal Contract Compliance. Dr. Lajeunesse oversees the OFCCP’s statistical and economic analysis program and serves as the agency’s expert technical advisor in the development and resolution of systemic discrimination cases. Before joining OFCCP, Dr. LaJeunesse was a forensic labor economist at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). He also served as an Economist for the U.S. Treasury and the AFL-CIO. Prior to joining federal service, Dr. LaJeunesse was an assistant professor of economics at the State University of New York (New Paltz) and a senior lecturer at the University of Newcastle in Australia.

2:30 PM – 3:45 PM

Wednesday - REGULAR CONFERENCE Wednesday, July 27

Workshop 1

Bad Clam or Rotten Bushel – Rethinking ‘Systemic’ Pay Equity
Daniel Kuang (Biddle), David Garber (DCI), Paul McGovern (Praxis Compliance), Robert LaJeunesse (OFCCP)

Identifying and addressing systemic pay equity issues is critical to the success of women, people of color, and employers. Current strategies, tending to search for specific instances of bias, fail to recognize the systemic perspective.    A panel of experts, representing both OFCCP and the contractor community, will share some simple, yet powerful, “Pattern Analysis” techniques that will empower attendees to distinguish the systemic from the non-systemic, detect systemic pay inequities, and address such patterns comprehensively.