WorkSTEPS validates its job analysis and essential function simulations through its proprietary PAVE validation software. PAVE, an acronym for Physical Abilities Validity Evaluator, automates the test creation process for physical ability tests for nearly all positions, yielding the most legally-defensible content-valid functional test on the market. PAVE provides an unprecedented degree of legal defensibility to the WorkSTEPS testing program, already recognized as an industry gold-standard.
PAVE content-validates the essential function simulations via subject matter experts (incumbent workers and supervisors) and yields a validation report that specifically links the process used to validate the physical demands of the position to the reporting requirements set forth in the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures. This validation report serves as the legal defensibility of the functional employment test.