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$275 per connection until October 20

$295 per connection from October 21 - October 27

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When employees abuse leave or have excessive leave issues, your agency can – and should – take swift action. However, failing to satisfy specific procedural requirements could lead to your actions being overturned. And now you also have to take into account new leave issues related to today’s hybrid and remote workforce.

Drawing on his 28 years with the MSPB, retired Administrative Judge Richard Vitaris will take you through the process of preparing an excessive absence case against an employee, explaining all the due process requirements along the way. Plus, you’ll learn practical tips for putting together a case that will hold up on appeal, regardless of where the employee is working.

You’ll leave with best practices to be successful in adverse actions, including how to:

  • Use employee leave records to show the employee has been absent for an unreasonable period of time
  • Provide sufficient notice to employees that adverse action may be taken against them
  • Show that the employee's position needs to be filled by an individual available for duty on a regular, full-time or part-time basis
  • Avoid allegations of disability discrimination and violation of restoration rights of employees who have suffered work-related injuries
  • And more

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$275 per connection until November 9

$295 per connection from November 10 - November 16

Additional Site for Teleworker:

$95 per connection Now to November 16

Now that your agency’s initial Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Accessibility Strategic Plan has been submitted, you next have to meet Executive Order 14035’s requirement to assess your plan’s progress and make needed changes for when the next plan is due in March 2023.

Join this webinar to learn how to effectively evaluate the impact of your initial plan, elevate current efforts and address areas that were overlooked — so you can show continuous effort and improvement as required. You’ll gain innovative ways to fine tune your efforts to ensure your programs remain fresh and relevant while promoting the respectful and inclusive workplace envisioned by the EO.

Along with a greater understanding of employee DEIA concerns, you’ll learn how to ensure agency DEIA efforts are properly aimed at more ambitious outcomes and leave with valuable takeaways to:

  • Identify appropriate goals and actions to include in a DEIA Strategic Plan
  • Implement DEIA best practices and measure the success of DEIA programs
  • Maintain effective Employee Resource Groups and Diversity Councils to improve employee engagement and aid in achieving DEIA initiatives
  • Eliminate exclusive language from policies, webpages and other communications
  • Advance equity for employees with disabilities and LGBTQ+ employees
  • And more

Main Site (required for Additional Site registrations):

$275 per connection until November 30

$295 per connection from December 1 - December 7

Additional Site for Teleworker:

$95 per connection Now to December 7

Until COVID, religious accommodation was not requested frequently, leaving federal practitioners with little experience in addressing these complex and sometimes sensitive situations. Join this webinar with an experienced federal employment law attorney to get up to speed on your agency’s obligations and how to respond to accommodation requests.

Debra D’Agostino will outline the parameters of religion and religious beliefs protected by Title VII and explain the requirement of religious accommodation — with all her expert insights supported by EEOC guidance and case law. From assessing whether an employee’s claimed religious belief is sincerely held and therefore protected, to addressing lingering issues related to COVID-19 vaccination, masking and testing, you’ll learn the compliant way to address today’s toughest accommodation challenges.

Plus, you’ll gain strategies to:

  • Identify when you can and should not request documentation of an employee’s claimed religious belief
  • Determine whether a requested religious accommodation creates an undue hardship under current case law, including discussion of potential changes to the standard
  • Evaluate when a requested religious accommodation poses a direct threat to health and/or safety and how to proceed if it does
  • Take appropriate next steps after the agency decides to deny an employee’s accommodation request
  • And more

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