Thomas Carnahan

Manager Of Compensation Services – Berkshire Associates, Inc.

Thomas Carnahan, Ph.D is the Manager of Compensation Services at Berkshire Associates, Inc. and is responsible for managing Berkshire’s pay equity line of business by promoting the ability to conduct meaningful, statistical analyses of clients’ compensation data to ensure fair pay and in support of federal, state, and/or local fair pay laws. With two decades of experience in research methodology, data analysis, and HR process development, Thomas holds a Ph.D in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Capella University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Western Kentucky University. Thomas is a frequent speaker at local human resources events.

1:30 PM – 2:45 PM

Tuesday - REGULAR CONFERENCE Tuesday, July 26

Workshop 3

Hiring During the Great Resignation: Implications for Pay Equity
Thomas Carnahan (Berkshire Associates), Nancy Holt (Ford Harrison)

This presentation will address the increasingly competitive nature of hiring and how that is influencing pay bands. We’ll explore how the pandemic is impacting women differently than men, and how that may impact gender pay equity calculations. We’ll also examine the uptick in diversity and inclusion initiatives and how that is increasing the percentages of minorities being hired. And finally, we’ll talk about age discrimination claims and look at the intersectionality of the aforementioned trends. 

9:15 AM – 10:30 AM

Wednesday - REGULAR CONFERENCE Wednesday, July 27

Workshop 2

Lessons Learned from Recent OFCCP Compensation Audits
Thomas Carnahan, Lynn Clements (Berkshire Associates)

Identifying potential disparities in compensation remains a top priority for OFCCP.  But most organizations have a limited understanding of what OFCCP is looking for when it reviews a contractor’s compensation practices during a compliance review.   In this presentation Lynn Clements, Esq and Dr. Thomas Carnahan talk about what they do best -- navigating the pay portion of an OFCCP compliance review – and share practical tips on how organizations can protect themselves against potential risk.