February 2021 Federal Employment Law Training Group Newsletter

The Pendulum is On the Move

We’re exactly three weeks into a new administration, and to say that things have changed is an understatement. Regardless of where you fall on the political ideology spectrum, or how you feel about executive actions, the whiplash is real.

This edition of the newsletter highlights some of the significant changes that are occurring in the Federal government, as a result of a new president whose philosophy on just about everything, is diametrically opposed to the previous president’s. There is always a bit of shock when a new President takes over, more so when the governing political party changes. The shock seems more pronounced this time around. Perhaps there is more change than usual, or perhaps the memories of previous transitions have faded.

Regardless, it’s February and the new administration is charging ahead. Things are hopping at FELTG, especially as we incorporate the Biden Executive Orders into our training programs. See elsewhere in this newsletter for some of the upcoming highlights. Meanwhile, you’ll find articles on whether saying “All Lives Matter” creates a hostile work environment, what led to an EEO Director’s removal, and much more. 

Take care,

Deborah J. Hopkins, FELTG President

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