Mike Reicher of The Seattle Times
Washington State Patrol, criticized for lack of diversity, removes psychologist from hiring decision
The Washington State Patrol has permanently stripped its staff psychologist of his role conducting hiring evaluations. A Seattle Times and NW News Network investigation revealed that the psychological exam disproportionately rejected candidates of color.
The Washington State Patrol turned 100 this year. To this day it’s still a mostly white, male organization. Over the years it’s struggled to diversify. But now one part of the hiring process is getting fresh scrutiny: the psychological review.
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