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April 2019 Archives

News from Passman & Kaplan: P&K Principal Moderates Panel With EEOC OFO Staff

News from Passman & Kaplan: Passman & Kaplan Principal Andrew J. Perlmutter will be moderating a panel discussion with staff from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's Office of Federal Operations on June 11, 2019. The discussion, "Latest Federal Sector Developments at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Office of Federal Operations", is sponsored by the American Bar Association, Section on Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, Government Personnel Committee. For additional details or to register, see the ABA's website.

News from Passman & Kaplan: P&K Attorneys in the Press

News from Passman & Kaplan: Both of Passman & Kaplan's Founding Principals have been recently interviewed in the press.

News from Passman & Kaplan: P&K Founding Principal Edward H. Passman on Panel at Federal Circuit Bar Summit

News from Passman & Kaplan: Passman & Kaplan Founding Principal Edward H. Passman will be speaking at the Federal Circuit Bar Association's United States Merit Systems Protection Board Summit, scheduled to occur in Washington, DC on May 19, 2019.  Mr. Passman will appear in the panel discussion, "Settlements Under Executive Order 13839".  This panel will be discussing the ramifications of Executive Order 13839 (previously analyzed in this blog) on settlement negotiations in proceedings before the MSPB.   For more information on the Summit, check out the Federal Circuit Bar Association's website.

News from Passman & Kaplan: P&K Founding Principal Joseph V. Kaplan Speaking at SFLERP Annual Symposium

News from Passman & Kaplan: Passman & Kaplan Founding Principal Joseph V. Kaplan will be presenting at the 46th Annual Symposium of the Society for Federal Labor & Employee Relations Professionals (SFLERP), to be held in Arlington, VA on April 11-12, 2019. Mr. Kaplan will be speaking on "Managing Employees with Mental and Psychiatric Disability."  For more information, check out the SFLERP website.

News from Passman & Kaplan: P&K Founding Principal Joseph V. Kaplan To Be Presenter at Annual FDR Training Conference in Philadelphia August 12-15, 2019

News from Passman & Kaplan: Passman & Kaplan Founding Principal Joseph V. Kaplan is once again pleased to be a presenter at this year's FDR Training Conference, to be held in Philadelphia on August 12-15, 2019. Mr. Kaplan will be co-presenting three programs, "EEOC Mock Hearing," "The Accommodations Managers Love to Hate: Leave, Telework, and Reassignment as Reasonable Accommodations," and "Addressing Mental Disabilities in the Workplace: How to Apply Both the Letter and the Spirit of the Law."   For more information, check out the FDR Training Conference webpage.

News from Passman & Kaplan: P&K Client and Attorney Interviewed

News from Passman & Kaplan: On April 1, 2019, Passman & Kaplan, P.C. Founding Principal Edward H. Passman and his client, Tricia Newbold, were both interviewed in the press.  Ms. Newbold was interviewed by NBC News. Mr. Passman was interviewed on National Public Radio (NPR), on NPR's All Things Considered program. Both interviews concerned Ms. Newbold's claims against the Executive Office of the President, Office of Administration, which were recently discussed in greater detail in this blog.

News from Congress: P&K Client Blows Whistle to Congress

News from Congress: Tricia Newbold, an employee at the Executive Office of the President, Office of Administration, recently testified before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform. As the Committee's chair, Rep. Elijah Cummings, stated in an April 1, 2019 letter to the White House, Ms. Newbold "has informed the Committee that during the Trump Administration, she and other career officials adjudicated denials of dozens of applications for security clearances that were later overturned. As a result, she warned that security clearance applications for White House officials 'were not always adjudicated in the best interest of national security.' She also reported to the Committee that she has been targeted for retaliation after declining to grant security clearances based on longstanding national security protocols. She stated: 'I'm terrified of going back. I know that this will not be perceived in favor of my intentions, which is to bring back the integrity of the office.'"

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