By Deborah J. Hopkins, May 14, 2020

These past several weeks have been challenging for all of us. Many of you in the FELTG Nation, and some of us in the FELTG family, have lost loved ones to COVID-19. There’s a lot of uncertainty about what the future holds, as some states begin to re-open while others remain on lockdown. Will things ever return to some semblance of normal? And if so, when?

We don’t have answers to those difficult questions, but we’ve been working hard to adapt as developments have changed almost daily. So out of an abundance of caution – and to allow you time to plan and prepare for the training you still need – we’ll be holding our open enrollment classes virtually through August. Since a number of your agencies aren’t allowing travel until who knows when, we want to make sure you have an opportunity to attend the full spectrum of live, instructor-led FELTG classes.

Here’s the breakdown:

Virtual Training

From half-day spotlight sessions to week-long seminars, and everything in between, the FELTG Virtual Training Institute has classes on topics including reasonable accommodation, performance, discipline and misconduct, leadership, dealing with union issues, leave abuse, understanding employees with PTSD, conducting harassment investigations, and more. Check out the upcoming schedule, which includes favorites such as Advanced Employee RelationsDeveloping and Defending DisciplineEEOC Law WeekAbsence, Leave Abuse & Medical Issues WeekFLRA Law Week, and more.


Some of FELTG’s most popular webinar series – including supervisory tools, EEO refresher training and Reasonable Accommodation in the Federal Workplace – are open for registration now. Plus, we have group discounts for employees who are teleworking due to the pandemic.

Onsite Training

When it comes to onsite training, we can bring you any of our classes virtually – or we’ll be happy to have an instructor come to you, if your agency has the space to provide enough social distance for the students and the instructors to gather while following CDC guidelines.


Federal Workplace 2020: Accountability, Challenges, and Trends

The pandemic is making the possibility of attending summer federal conferences less likely each day. That’s why we’re launching the virtual training event Federal Workplace 2020: Accountability, Challenges, and Trends with 14 different live instructor-led sessions, July 27-31. You can attend as many sessions as you want, from one to all, or anything in between. Earn 8 EEO refresher hours. Earn CLE and Ethics credits. Learn the latest about how to handle the challenges facing federal agencies in 2020.

Because this is a virtual forum, you can attend from wherever you’re working – home or agency office, with no need to get on a plane. Check out the agenda below.

See below for the upcoming schedule of events, or visit to see all the options on the calendar, by date.

We’ll continue to adjust our plans and approach as necessary, until this disease is under control, until it’s eradicated, or until there’s a vaccine. In the meantime, we hope you and your loved ones stay safe and healthy.

Take care,


Deborah J. Hopkins, FELTG President

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