October 2022 Federal Employment Law Training Group Newsletter

Muscle Memory For the Win – or at Least, the Finish


Longtime readers may recall that I used to be a semi-competitive triathlete. There was a period of years where I completed several Ironman triathlons, in addition to shorter distance triathlons, and even a few marathons. I still occasionally “race” at events but I don’t put in the same amount of training that I used to and, therefore, my times aren’t quite as fast. Last weekend, I ran a half marathon, and while my time was nowhere near my PR, I was pleased that years of experience and muscle memory carried me across the finish.

What in the world does that have to do with FELTG training? Well, if you attend training and keep up with what you need to know, when it comes time to act (provide a Reasonable Accommodation, draft a settlement agreement, do a Douglas analysis), you’ll be prepared to do exactly what you should do.

This month we discuss conditions of employment, what the EEOC is up to, how far you must go in Weingarten notifications, F-words, and much more.

Take care,


Deborah J. Hopkins, FELTG President

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Why F-Words Get Agencies in Trouble

By Deborah Hopkins, October 18, 2022 For as long as we’ve been a company (since 2001, in case you’re wondering), FELTG has taught agency reps and supervisors that if you’re charging misconduct that begins with an f-word (falsification, fraud, false _______, etc.),...

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The Good News: With Weingarten, The Law Is Enough!

By Ann Boehm, October 18, 2022 Once again, I’m writing about the Weingarten union representation right. This time I want to emphasize something that may seem overly obvious: Stick to the law! Let’s start with a refresher about the statutory language. The Weingarten...

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Don’t Forget the Accommodation of Last Resort

By Deborah Hopkins, October 18, 2022 In our Reasonable Accommodation training classes, we at FELTG focus on the framework set out in the law. It’s the best way to ensure your agency is handling every request appropriately. Here’s the basic approach once it’s been...

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