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City of Kansas City Missouri Workforce Disparity Study

City of Kansas City, Missouri (KCMO) commissioned Keen Independent to conduct a workforce disparity study. The study examines hiring, retention, recruitment, membership and termination practices, of KCMO Metropolitan construction contractors, labor organizations and non-labor organizations. David Keen and Annette Humm Keen, Keen Independent Principals, are leading this assignment. They are joined by LMG Professional Services, Parson & Associates and Rosales Law Partners.

KCMO initiated the Workforce Disparity Study in April 2018. Keen Independent will complete a draft report by December 2019.

More information can be found on the study webpage here.

Hawaii Department of Transportation DBE Availability and Disparity Study

Keen Independent is conducting the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) DBE Availability and Disparity Study. This study examines HDOT’s contracting and subcontracting policies, procedures and practices relative to the solicitation of, and participation by DBEs in USDOT funded contracts. David Keen and Annette Humm Keen, Keen Independent Principals, are leading this assignment. They are joined by Spire Hawaii, Pauline Worsham Marketing, Donald Enterprises, Abaci Research & Consulting,
Holland & Knight LLP and Customer Research International.

HDOT initiated the DBE Availability and Disparity Study in March 2018. Keen Independent will complete a draft report by summer of 2019.