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Developments at the EEOC: Probationary Termination Reversed

Developments at the EEOC:  On October 15, 2018, Chief Administrative Judge Patrick Kokenge of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's Miami District Office issued a Consent Order awarding the Complainant remedies in EEOC No. 570-2014-001194X. 

Developments at the EEOC: P&K Wins Reasonable Accommodation Case

Developments at the EEOC:  On September 26, 2018, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's Office of Federal Operations issued its decision in Cleveland C. et al. v. Dept. of Defense, EEOC Appeal Nos. 0120170405-0120170414.  Shifting from prior precedent, the EEOC recognized reasonable accommodation protections for persons suffering from pseudofolliculitis barbae (PB).

Developments at OPM: Guidance on Executive Order

Developments at OPM: On October 10, 2018, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) issued Interpretive Guidance on implementation of Section 5 of Executive Order 13,839.  OPM's Interpretive Guidance clarifies some aspects of how Section 5--the provision limiting modification of federal personnel records in settlement--should be applied.

News from Passman & Kaplan: Webinar on Disability Rights

News from Passman & Kaplan:  Passman & Kaplan Founding Principal Joseph V. Kaplan will present a webinar on disability issues in the federal workplace on September 13, 2018, at 12:00pm Eastern. The webinar, entitled "Accommodating and Managing Federal Employees with Mental and Intellectual Disabilities" is presented by LRP Publications.  For further information, see LRP Publications' website: http://www.lrpfederalwebinars.com/register.html

News from the Courts: Executive Orders Partially Struck Down

News from the Courts:  On August 25, 2018, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued a 122-page memorandum opinion in American Federation of Government Employees et al. v. Trump, No. 1:18-cv-1261. The Court struck down significant portions of the three May 25, 2018 executive orders concerning federal employees.

News from Passman & Kaplan: Adverse Action Response Deadlines

News from Passman & Kaplan:  As a public service, Passman & Kaplan wished to generally warn federal employees about the often-short response deadlines that apply when federal employees are faced with a proposed adverse action, in light of recent changes in the law.

News from the Whitehouse: New Anti-Employee Executive Orders

News from the Whitehouse:  On May 25, 2018, hours before the start of Memorial Day weekend, President Trump issues three executive orders with potentially far-reaching negative consequences for federal employees.

Passman & Kaplan Founding Principal Joseph V. Kaplan To Be Presenter at the EEOC's "EXCEL" Conference July 10-12, 2018

Passman & Kaplan Founding Principal Joseph V. Kaplan has again been invited by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to be a presenter at its annual EXCEL Conference. The EXCEL Conference, to be held July 10-12, 2018, in Washington, DC, has as its target audience federal agency EEO attorneys and labor relations representatives, EEO officials, human resource professionals, union officials and private attorneys. Mr. Kaplan will co-present two programs, "It's a Mixed-Up World: Understanding Mixed Cases," and "Mock Hearing." For more information, check out the EEOC's web page for the EXCEL Conference.

News from the Courts: Discrimination Complaint Reinstated

News from the Courts:  On August 11, 2017, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued its revised opinion in Ortiz-Diaz v. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Inspector General, No. 15-5008.  Reversing its own prior decision, the panel reinstated portions of Mr. Ortiz-Diaz's EEO complaint.

News from the Courts: False Statement Remedies Clarified

News from the Courts: On June 16, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued a precedential decision in Lee v. U.S. Agency for International Development et al., No. 16-5276. The D.C. Circuit addressed the issue of whether a federal employee has a civil remedy for alleged false statements by managers under 18 U.S.C. § 1001.

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