FDNY Commissioner Comments on Ricci Decision
In an opinion editorial posted in the New York daily news FDNY Commissioner Nicholas Nicholas Scoppetta discusses how the FDNY has been working successfully improve its diversity without imposing quotas How to get diversity -- without resorting to racial quotasRead more:
The Commissioner opened his piece this way The policies and practices used in the past to promote workplace diversity have long been in need of change. The Supreme Court affirmed that last week, when it found in favor of a group of white firefighters from New Haven, including Frank Ricci, who claimed reverse discrimination after that city tossed out results of a promotional exam because it did not advance any black firefighters.
A testing system that favors one group at the expense of another does not create a positive work environment for anyone. How is it fair to minority firefighters when they're brought in under a cloud of resentment? Those tasked with walking into burning buildings must have the mutual respect and trust of their fellow firefighters. Lives depend on it.
He raises some very interesting points going forward is going to be interesting to see how disparate impact is going to be managed in promotional exam
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