There’s a Lot to Learn From This Year’s FEVS Results

By Michael Rhoads, May 16, 2022 The results are in! Every year, OPM takes the pulse of what Federal employees are thinking and catches the latest trends. It’s a great chance for agencies to take pride in what they are doing well, recalibrate what needs to be...

OPM Offers Roadmap for Your DEIA Plan

By Michael Rhoads, April 11, 2022 OPM has released its Strategic Plan for FYs 2022-2026. To put this report together, OPM did its homework. The OPM Strategic Plan for 2022-2026 represents 132 reports and studies reviewed, interviewing 30 internal stakeholders and 58...

Non-Pecuniary Damages: How Much Is Enough?

By Michael Rhoads, March 15, 2022 Compensatory damages are available in cases of intentional discrimination under Title VII and the Rehabilitation Act, 42 USC 1981a(b), as well as the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). While past pecuniary damages (do...

Save Time with Summary Judgment

By Michael Rhoads, February 15, 2022 Let’s say your agency receives an EEO complaint and follows the EEO complaint process.  You’ve investigated the allegations and issued the complainant the report of investigation. The complainant requests an EEOC hearing. At this...

If the EEOC Orders Training, Who Ya Gonna Call?

By Michael Rhoads, January 11, 2022 No one is perfect, and mistakes are bound to happen over the course of a career.  So, what happens when a manager is found to have made a mistake related to an EEO complaint?  Occasionally, the EEOC will order training for the...

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