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July 2017 Archives

Developments at OPM: Proposed Rule on Administrative Leave

Developments at OPM:  On July 13, 2017, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) published a Proposed Rule in the Federal Register (82 Fed.Reg. 32,263-32,281).  The Proposed Rule implements recent legislation modifying the legal structure for administrative leave for federal employees. 

DC EMPLOYEE DISCRIMINATORILY FIRED REINSTATED THROUGH P&K REPRESENTATION

On July 10, 2017, the District of Columbia Office of Human Rights (OHR) issued its Final Order in Massengale v. D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services, OHR Docket No: 14-360-DC(CN). OHR reversed Ms. Massengale's 2014 termination, finding that her termination was in retaliation for Ms. Massengale's 2013 OHR complaint of sex discrimination, and ordered her reinstated with back pay. Ms. Massengale was represented by Passman & Kaplan Senior Counsel Adria S. Zeldin. 

PASSMAN & KAPLAN FOUNDING PRINCIPAL JOSEPH V. KAPLAN TO PRESENT AT THE ANNUAL FDR CONFERENCE IN SAN FRANCISCO, AUGUST 7-10, 2017

Passman & Kaplan founding principal Joseph V Kaplan will again be a presenter at the annual FDR conference. This year's conference is in San Francisco on August 7-10, 2017. Mr. Kaplan will be participating in a mock trial of an EEOC case and a mock trial of an MSPB case. Additionally, Mr. Kaplan will be participating on an "advanced" panel on Resolving Reasonable Accommodation Challenges, and a further panel entitled "These Divisive Times: When Politics caps bills Into the Workplace." 

News from the Courts: DC Employee Fired Discriminatorily Reinstated

News from the Courts: On July 10, 2017, the District of Columbia Office of Human Rights (OHR) issued its Final Order in Massengale v. D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services, OHR Docket No: 14-360-DC(CN). OHR reversed Ms. Massengale's 2014 termination and ordered her reinstated with back pay.

News from Congress: VA Employees' Civil Service Protections Slashed

News from Congress:  On June 23, 2017, the President signed into law Pub.L. 115-41.  The new statute reduces civil service protections for employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA).

News from the Supreme Court: "Mixed Case" Appeals Re-Clarified

News from the Supreme Court:  On June 23, 2017, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Perry v. Merit Systems Protection Board, 582 U.S. ____.  The Court clarified the appeals process for "mixed case" appeals before the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) that involve claims of discrimination.

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