Research Reports

New Evidence From the Frontlines on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination

In this report, we analyze data on the 9,121 SOGI discrimination charges filed with the EEOC or with a state or local fair employment practices agency (FEPA) between 2013 and 2016. These charges provide an unprecedented view into the situations where employees believe that they have faced discrimination because of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. We report on trends in charge filing over time and on patterns by industry, issues raised and outcomes of the charges. 

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Is Silicon Valley Tech Diversity Possible Now?

In this report, we ask a set of new questions: Are all of the largest firms in the Northern California Tech sector consistently tilted toward white men? Or, as we suspect, is there important firm variation in the ability to recruit and retain a more diverse workforce? Are there firms that demonstrate that diversity is currently possible in Silicon Valley?  In this report we show that some firms have figured out how to thrive with racially and gender diverse workforces, so now the question becomes why some don't ?

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Count and compare

Count and Compare. There is now a consensus that accountability and transparency are necessary to reduce bias and increase diversity in employment. Neither is possible, in the absence of metrics. Imagine pay for performance with no performance metric? How about a stock analyst with no performance data? We must count diversity, disparity and dignity. Once the metrics are in place, accountability and transparency are possible. Without them it’s only shadowboxing in the dark.

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Employment Patterns in the Oil & Gas Industries

In this report we use information from EEO-1 reports and from the American Community Survey to assess the degree of employment equity in these three oil and gas related industries. 

There are three industries central to the production and distribution of oil and gas in the United States. Oil and Gas Extraction is a mining industry. Petroleum and Coal Manufacturers convert both energy sources to usable fuels. Gas pipelines is a transportation industry delivering oil and natural gas from production sites to consumption. The latter is not exhaustive as some transportation is also done by rail and truck, although these cannot be identified separately.

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private Sector Industry Disparities, 2012

We grade U.S. private sector industries based on 2012 group employment disparities. The EEOC primarily responds to discrimination complaints from citizens. When evaluating these complaints investigators often refer to EEO-1 data on workplace employment distributions compared to the available labor force to develop an estimate of employment disparity. Using the same logic, we produce industry estimates of employment disparities. 

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