EEOC, OFO affirmed “there is nothing inherently age-related in the req’t for physical fitness testing.”
We’re all familiar with the Weekend Warrior or at least the caricature: sore and limping by Tuesday
Those who could perform the minimum essential functions of the job are forced to retire due to age
Investigators at Cedars-Sinai Med Ctr published new technique to determine relative fat mass (RFM).
Law Enforcement Technology Magazine featured FitForce in an article for the December, 2014 ed.
Phil Spottswood and I have written a three-part series on career-long physical readiness testing
After 22 seasons as track coach at a private, Catholic high school, I moved to the public high school, in the same town. We had a great run but I really needed to down shift a little on my responsibility level and this opportunity has allowed me to just focus on coaching the throwing events. One of the first things that struck me about my new home was the stark difference between nature of the kids' needs.
An all-too-common issue encountered by departments revolves around medical inquiries concerning acknoweldged or perceived disabiling conditions. Can an agency make an inquiry into an officer's current medical status? This situation may involve a long-time employee or a veteran returning to duty after serving overseas.
The City of Corpus Chrisi, Texas was faced with the threat of a lawsuit by the U.S. Department of Justice, Employment and Litigation Division. At issue was a long-standing debate over the city's physical fitness test for applicants. In response to an earlier inquiry by Justice about potential adverse impact, Corpus modified its standards. (How do you unilaterally modify standards if they've been validated?)
We got a call into the FF World HQ's recently from a training officer at a department. The department was going to be conducting applicant fitness testing and were notified by a potential candidate that she would be requesting a reasonable accommodation for the sit up test and the 1.5 mile run portions of the battery.