Ensuring a Future that Advances Equity in Algorithmic Employment Decisions

Testimony

Ensuring a Future that Advances Equity in Algorithmic Employment Decisions

Testimony before the House Education and Labor Committee
February 5, 2020

Abstract

Jenny Yang, a senior fellow at the Urban Institute, testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and Labor, Civil Rights and Human Services Subcommittee for a hearing on “The Future of Work: Protecting Workers’ Civil Rights in the Digital Age.” In her testimony she underscores the importance of fairness in the algorithmic screening and assessment of job applicants, and discusses how technology can be used to support workers’ rights and advance equal opportunity.
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