• FLRA Case Law Update
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    FLRA Case Law Update

    >>Welcome. My name is Marcus Fuller. I am a labor relations specialist on the accountability and workforce relations team here at the US Office of Personnel Management. It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to todayís webcast training entitled the FLRA Case Law Update. Our office presents webcast trainings in support of our ongoing effort to bring relevant and reliable developmental opportunities to federal sector employee and labor relations practitioners. Our speakers will discuss fiscal year 2019 decisions from the Federal Labor Relations Authority. The case law is updated as of December 5th, 2019. If you have any questions about the training, you may send an email to [email protected]

  • Bargaining Unit Determinations Webcast
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    Bargaining Unit Determinations Webcast

    Hello, and welcome to our continuing series of employee and labor relations round tables. My name is Tom Wachter and I am the labor relations manager for Partnership and Labor Relations at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. Partnership and Labor Relations provides guidance in policy, assistance to agencies in the areas of employee relations, labor relations, and suitability. Today’s round table will provide a foundational understanding of bargaining unit determinations and also cover basic knowledge about the appropriateness of units and unit exclusions that are most often encountered. We are delighted to present this along with the Federal Labor Relations Authority and our speaker is Jean Perata. Jean is…

  • Merit System Protection Board: Policy and Practice
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    Merit System Protection Board: Policy and Practice

    And welcome to today’s presentation, The U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board, Policy and Practice. I am Tom Wachter, Acting Deputy Associate Director for Partnership & Labor Relations here at OPM. And this event is part of our ongoing series of development opportunities for Employee and Labor Relations specialists. We are delighted today to welcome senior representatives from the Merit Systems Protection Board. Before we introduce the panel, I just want to go over a few procedural issues. In addition to the folks here in the Campbell Auditorium, we’re being joined by webcast with over 300 folks across the country. So if you have questions, please wait here at the Campbell…

  • Legal issues in El Paso mass murder still to be addressed
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    Legal issues in El Paso mass murder still to be addressed

    ONLINE AND GUN SAFETY. THE GOVERNOR SAID HE’LL BEGIN ROUND TABLES ON THESE ISSUES THE GOVERNOR SAID HE’LL BEGIN ROUND TABLES ON THESE ISSUES WITHIN THE MONTH.>>AND AS THE COMPLEX>>AND AS THE COMPLEX INVESTIGATION INTO THAT EL PASO>>AND AS THE COMPLEX INVESTIGATION INTO THAT EL PASO MASS SHOOTING CASE MOVES ALONG INVESTIGATION INTO THAT EL PASO MASS SHOOTING CASE MOVES ALONG THERE ARE A NUMBER OF ISSUES MASS SHOOTING CASE MOVES ALONG THERE ARE A NUMBER OF ISSUES STILL TO BE ADDRESSED BEYOND THERE ARE A NUMBER OF ISSUES STILL TO BE ADDRESSED BEYOND THAT STILL TO BE ADDRESSED BEYOND THAT >>AND AMONG THEM WHETHER THE THAT >>AND AMONG THEM…

  • Spotlight on Migraine – Episode 3 – Migraine Research Advocacy and Ties to the Opioid Crisis
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    Spotlight on Migraine – Episode 3 – Migraine Research Advocacy and Ties to the Opioid Crisis

    Welcome to Shades of Migraine, a podcast series created by the Association of Migraine Disorders. Migraine isn’t black and white, it’s blurry and shadowy but there are many forces at work trying to change how we think about and deal with this disease. Today we will be hearing from Dr. Robert Shapiro, a neurologist who specializes in headache disorders. He’s also a professor of neurological sciences at the Lerner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont. Dr. Shapiro will be talking to us about the financial burden of migraine disease, increasing pain research funding, Headache on the Hill and the opioid crisis. I’m honored to be here. t]This is…

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    Missouri Snubs the Feds! – The Legal Brief

    Welcome back to The Legal Brief, the show where we CRUSH the various legal myths and misinformation surrounding various areas of the gun world. I’m your host Adam Kraut and today we’re taking a look at Missouri’s Second Amendment Preservation Act. Earlier this year, Missouri State Senator Eric Burlison introduced SB 367, the Second Amendment Preservation Act. The bill begins with a nine point declaration that recounts constitutional powers granted to the Federal Government, the Tenth Amendment, and the power of the Missouri legislature. One of the declarations states “The people of the several states have given Congress the power “to regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several…

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    Veterans Thinking Ahead: Transitioning to the Federal Workforce

    Glorimar Maldonado: Good morning, my name is Glorimar Maldonado and I’m the chief of staff for the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics at the US Department of Education. I am currently on a temporary reassignment to the Office of Personnel Management. I work in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. I just want to say a quick welcome to our fourth webinar in the Summer School Roundtable Webinar Series. Today’s topic is Veterans Thinking Ahead, Transitioning to the Federal Workforce. Before I turn it over, I just wanted to mention that a recap of this webinar will be emailed to a variety of listservs and that will…

  • What Does a Criminal Defense Lawyer Do – Julia Green
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    What Does a Criminal Defense Lawyer Do – Julia Green

    >>Erik: So tell me about where you`re at now. You`re a federal public defender in New York City. What is that like?>>Julia: I`m a public defender. I`m a lawyer, a criminal defense lawyer, who represents indigent defendants. People who cannot afford counsel. So if you are arrested and you cannot afford to retain an attorney, you have a right to an attorney, I pop in. I`m your attorney.

  • Court-appointed lawyers for all in IBEW indictment
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    Court-appointed lawyers for all in IBEW indictment

    CONSPIRACY INDICTMENT ALWAYS INVESTIGATING FIRST REPORTED LAST WEEK — ALL THREE NOW HAVE COURT-APPOINTED, TAXPAYER-FUNDED ATTORNEYS. GINA MANGIERI IS ALWAYS INVESTIGATING AND HAS THE STORY. GINA: BRIAN AHAKUELO AND TWO OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS CHARGED WERE OUSTED FROM THE UNION YEARS AGO AFTER A PARENT-UNION AUDIT FOUND TO FEDERAL AND STATE AUTHORITIES. LEAD DEFENDANT BRIAN AHAKUELO, FORMER HEAD OF THE IBEW LOCAL 1260, HAS BEEN APPOINTED A PUBLICLY FUNDED ATTORNEY FOR THE FEDERAL CASE, TODAY REPLACING A PRIVATE MAINLAND LAWYER HIS CO-DEFENDANTS — WIFE MARILYN AHAKUELO AND SISTER-IN-LAW JENNIFER ESTENCION — WERE GIVEN TAXPAYER-FUNDED COUNSEL LAST WEEK. AHAKUELO’S NEW ATTORNEY TELLS ALWAYS INVESTIGATING “I DO NOT BELIEVE THAT MR. AHAKUELO WILL…

  • FSA – Benefits
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    FSA – Benefits

    FSA offers a rich employment opportunity that includes tuition reimbursement, certification programs, online training programs – even bonus programs. We have a great benefits package that includes healthcare, medical, dental, vision, long-term and short-term disability, and pretty much anything else you’re looking for. Working with FSA, there’s always room for growth. We encourage our employees to grow in their career. You might be hired as a Data Analyst, but after a couple of years you might decide to move to paralegal. We encourage that. You are given a lot of responsibility, you are treated as a member of the team at the component that you’re assigned to. Your accomplishments and…