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      • Session Number: KEY1
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      John Register
      Paralympic Silver Medalist, International Keynote and TEDx Speaker
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      • Session Number: ADR1
      Ninety-five percent of an organization’s workforce struggles to speak up to their colleagues about their concerns. As a result, they engage in resource-sapping avoidance tactics including ruminating excessively about crucial... Read More
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      • Session Number: ADR2
      Federal agencies are required to establish ADR approaches within the EEO process. But why limit the potential for settling workplace conflicts in a constructive manner? Come learn how to expand... Read More
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      • Session Number: ADR3
      Have you ever been a party to a workplace dispute or issue that seemed intractable? As easy as it is to blame others, perhaps we contribute to problems in ways... Read More
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      • Session Number: ADR4
      This session unites research-driven concepts with multiple learning practices to identify the impact of unconscious bias on day-to-day behavior, systems, decision making and conflict resolution processes. By examining unconscious bias... Read More
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      • Session Number: ATY1
      The reply process is important not only to the employee, but to the agency that must make a decision. Make the wrong decision and an employee's career is derailed and... Read More
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      • Session Number: ATY10
      During the past year, the MSPB lacked a quorum and was unable to issue final decisions on petitions for review, while regional offices continued to issue initial decisions. However, the... Read More
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      • Session Number: ATY2
      When the EEOC issued its initial decision in Annalee D., finding that agency attorneys overstepped their authority by assisting management officials in the pre-hearing EEO process, it stoked an already-heated... Read More
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      • Session Number: ATY3
      Staying current with EEO case law is a tough challenge, especially when the EEOC and its Office of Federal Operations issue thousands of decisions each year. Mr. Names will guide... Read More
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      • Session Number: ATY4
      Compared to MSPB and EEO hearings, arbitration is a free-for-all. There's often no discovery or established pre-hearing processes. There are potential jurisdictional issues involving elections of remedies. It can be... Read More
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      • Session Number: ATY5
      This session will provide practical guidance on settlement negotiations, particularly in light of the requirements of Executive Order 13839. Mr. Broida and Mr. Rosenblum will focus on the purpose behind... Read More
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      • Session Number: ATY6
      This in-depth session provides an opportunity to drill down on a selection of the most significant EEO cases of the past 12 months. Mr. Names and Ms. Sumner will identify... Read More
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      • Session Number: ATY7
      Join federal labor relations expert Douglas Whitaker as he takes an in-depth look at the most important cases of the past 12 months issued by the Federal Labor Relations Authority... Read More
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      • Session Number: ATY8
      The EEOC has determined that Title VII protects individuals from discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation. Claims raising these issues currently may be pursued in the federal administrative... Read More
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      • Session Number: ATY9
      Join a lively and timely discussion of attorney legal ethics geared specifically for federal government lawyers. You’ll gain invaluable insights into how to ethically: (1) interact with pro se parties;... Read More
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      • Session Number: CF1
      The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a flood of legislation, regulations, and guidance affecting federal agencies. In this session, we take a close look at the pandemic-related resources available on cyberFEDS®.... Read More
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      • Session Number: CF2
      From documentation, to properly labeling charges, to selecting the appropriate penalty, there are many steps an agency needs to consider in building a winning case of discipline. A single misstep... Read More
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      • Session Number: CF3
      In this interactive session you’ll discover how to develop searches that locate just what you need in less time so you can work more efficiently. This session will provide the... Read More
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      • Session Number: EEO1
      As an experienced practitioner, you know your EEO office is generally compliant with the EEOC's regulations and directives. But are you looking for opportunities to energize your efforts and make... Read More
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      • Session Number: EEO2
      Although pregnancy isn’t exactly an unusual condition, it does raise some complex issues in the workplace — especially when laws overlap. The Pregnancy Discrimination Act provides protection against disparate treatment... Read More
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      • Session Number: EEO3
      The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the landscape of reasonable accommodation in a rapid and unprecedented manner, leaving those who work in disability law scrambling to catch up. In this session,... Read More
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      • Session Number: EEO4
      Mixed cases are challenging for practitioners. But that challenge is multiplied when a nonmixed case, such as a claim of discriminatory harassment involving performance issues, is amended to include an... Read More
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      • Session Number: EEO5
      What happens when a female employee tweets about unhappiness with her male boss and agency officials learn of the tweet? Does the agency have an obligation to ask about possible... Read More
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      • Session Number: EEO6
      The SEC’s innovative scenario-based harassment prevention training raises awareness of nuanced behaviors that could draw EEO complaints if allowed to continue. The program’s underlying premise, anyone and everyone is capable... Read More
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      • Breakout Session
      • Session Number: EEO7
      The EEOC's regulations at 29 CFR 1614.107(a) outline the reasons to dismiss EEO allegations. But the significant number of dismissal decisions reversed by the EEOC indicates that the regulations can... Read More
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      • Session Number: EEO8
      Discriminatory workplace harassment has been unlawful for more than 50 years, but it just doesn’t seem to go away. The EEOC's Select Task Force Report on the Study of Harassment... Read More
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      • Session Number: HR1
      One of the many responsibilities of HR professionals is to provide managers with the guidance they need to avoid engaging in illegal hiring practices. This session will provide HR staff... Read More
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      • Session Number: HR2
      Are you the first person in your family to graduate from college and/or to hold a professional job? Building on her work for the First Generation Professionals Initiative, Ms. Agramonte... Read More
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      • Breakout Session
      • Session Number: HR3
      The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the federal workplace in many ways, including employee attendance and use of leave. Leave expert Barbara Haga will guide you through the tough spots as... Read More
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      • Session Number: HR4
      The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that federal agencies must have workforces that can accomplish the agency's mission whether they are working in an office or from a remote location. Ms.... Read More
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      • Session Number: HR6
      Is it a Hatch Act violation to forward an email you received from a political party? Are you permitted to tweet your views about a candidate during your lunch break?... Read More
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      • Session Number: LR/ER
      Designed for HR, ER and LR practitioners who advise managers on disciplinary and performance-based actions, this workshop will prepare you to deal with resignations and retirements and how such actions... Read More
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      • Session Number: LR/ER1
      Section 5 of Executive Order 13839 and proposed OPM regulations prohibit agencies from erasing, removing, or altering any information from an official personnel file to settle an informal or formal... Read More
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      • Session Number: LR/ER2
      The disruption to the federal workplace caused by COVID-19 has resulted in difficult employee situations that may require discipline. This session will help you anticipate problems and be ready to... Read More
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      • Session Number: LR/ER3
      The Douglas factors have been around for almost 40 years yet agencies have various ways to document that the deciding official consciously considered them. Some agencies have both the proposing... Read More
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      • Session Number: LR/ER4
      We are in the midst of a global pandemic, and other emergencies -- natural or man-made -- will doubtless arise in the future. When emergencies do arise, agencies can take... Read More
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      • Session Number: LR/ER5
      Mr. Erbe and an MSPB administrative judge will walk you through the adverse action process while focusing on changes ushered in by Executive Order 13839, OPM guidance on comparator employees... Read More
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      • Session Number: LR/ER6
      This session is a nuts and bolts introduction to veterans' appeals under USERRA and VEOA. Mr. Vitaris will explain the types of claims that service members and veterans may bring... Read More
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      • Session Number: THC1
      FDR Training is the place you can count on to hear from agency leaders on the topics that impact your professional life. This year, more than ever, you need guidance from the... Read More
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      • Session Number: THC2
      FDR Training is the place you can count on to hear from agency leaders on the topics that impact your professional life. This year, more than ever, you need guidance from the... Read More
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        • Session Number: THC3
        FDR Training is the place you can count on to hear from agency leaders on the topics that impact your professional life. This year, more than ever, you need guidance from the... Read More
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        • Session Number: THC4
        FDR Training is the place you can count on to hear from agency leaders on the topics that impact your professional life. This year, more than ever, you need guidance from the... Read More
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        • Session Number: THC5
        FDR Training is the place you can count on to hear from agency leaders on the topics that impact your professional life. This year, more than ever, you need guidance from the... Read More
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        • Session Number: THC6
        FDR Training is the place you can count on to hear from agency leaders on the topics that impact your professional life. This year, more than ever, you need guidance from the... Read More
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        • Breakout Session

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