September 2013

When is an OFCCP “Placement Goal” a “Utilization Goal” or a “Benchmark Goal” or a “Quota”?

This month’s column is about the magic, majesty and meaning of words.

One of my favorite books is Lewis Carroll’s “Through The Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There” (and even before The Jefferson Airplane and Grace Slick immortalized it in the 1967 rock song “White Rabbit” and the Hippy movement adopted the book as a prescription to expand their minds by eating psychedelic mushrooms and other hallucinogens). Among many other things, Through The Looking-Glass gave Professor Carroll, an English theoretical mathematician and logician, a chance to marvel at the wonder of the English language:

  • “I don’