Legality of The Achiever
Neither the E.E.O.C. nor the Department of Labor or any other government agency
has the right to approve any test or employment procedure. The extent of their authority
is to audit or investigate unacceptable procedures that have resulted in or are
resulting in discrimination.
On numerous occasions, the FDIC has audited banks using the Achiever assessment
system. In each case, the system has always passed with flying colors. The same
is true with the OFCC audits of federal contractor clients. The Dallas district
office of the EEOC and other EEOC offices across the country are acquainted with
Candidate Resources' assessment systems. To date, there has never been an adverse
finding against any employer for using the Achiever system, nor any out-of-court
The Achiever was reviewed by Mr. Charles E. Duffy, District Director of U.S. Department
of Labor, Employment Standards Administration Office of Federal Contract Compliance
Programs; 55 Erieview Plaza, Suite 520, Cleveland, Ohio 44114; 215-522-7380, who
commented that there is no need to have the Achiever validated within each company
since there is only a slight possibility of any adverse effect on a protected group,
particularly since there are no passing or failing scores yielded by the Achiever.
Nevertheless, the Achiever is validated through the construct validation process
and concurrent validations are continuously in progress on an ongoing basis.
Utilizing the Achiever properly ensures protection against E.E.O.C. problems and
adverse impact. When the Achiever is properly implemented and utilized in conjunction
with other standard hiring and interviewing procedures, it strengthens the employers'
position of taking affirmative action to ensure that applicants and employees are
treated fairly without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex or national origin.
Validity of The Achiever