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January 2014 Archives

Passman & Kaplan Founding Principal to Present Audio Conference on Reasonable Accommodation

Passman & Kaplan Founding Principal Joseph Kaplan will present an audio conference on reasonable accommodation in the federal workplace on February 5, 2014, at 12 noon. The audio conference, entitled "Reasonable Accommodation: Practical Guidance to Minimize Agency Liability" is presented by LRP Publications. 

Developments at the EEOC: New EEOC-OSC Memorandum of Understanding

Developments at the EEOC:  On January 14, 2014, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that it had entered into a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Office of Special Counsel (OSC).  This new MOU carries the potential to see OSC pursuing disciplinary actions against federal managers found to have engaged in workplace discrimination. 

Developments at OPM: Proposed Rule For Career Status

Developments at OPM: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) published a Proposed Rule in the January 6, 2014, edition of the Federal Register (79 Fed.Reg. 610-613) which proposes to ease the rules for federal employees to reach 'career' status. Comments on this Proposed Rule must be received by OPM by March 7, 2014.

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