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MSPB Charges & Penalties (pdf eBook)
A Charging Manual
MSPB Charges
By: Fowler & Vitaro
Price: $275.00
Sku: 17MSCP-PDF
Edition: 9th/2017
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A Dewey Best Seller. Charges & Penalties offers the most comprehensive analysis and authoritative advice on adverse actions, charge drafting, and penalty selection by using Board and Federal Circuit cases as examples. Using Board and Federal Circuit cases as examples, Charges & Penalties offers the most comprehensive analysis and authoritative advice on adverse actions, charge drafting, and penalty selection. Major topics include the basics of adverse actions and charges; causation; charge classification; specific, generic, and narrative charges; power charging; lesser-included offenses; charge interpretation; notice and due process; the conjunctive charge; indefinite suspensions and security-related charges; merging, selecting and drafting the charge; advice for proposing and deciding officials; the penalty; and charges and proof requirements. (more details)




Adverse Actions (pdf eBook)
A Guide for Federal Managers and Personnel Specialists
Adverse Actions (2017)
By: Corum
Price: $75.00
Sku: 17AA-PDF
Edition: 5th/2017
ISBN: 1-941825-35-4
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This thorough but concise handbook offers supervisors and personnel specialists an easy-to-read, step-by-step, practical approach to taking adverse and performance-based actions. The subject matter is not complicated by legalese. Major topics include the legal framework of adverse actions, jurisdiction, adverse action causes, penalties, proving the case, adverse action procedures, performance based actions, and adverse action appeals. (more details)




Principles of Federal Sector Arbitration Law (pdf eBook)
Principles of Federal Sector Arbitration Law (2017)
By: Broida
Price: $250.00
Sku: 17POA-PDF
Edition: 5th/2017
ISBN: 1-941825-39-7
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This encyclopedic text features summaries of federal sector arbitration awards addressing significant issues and major arbitration principles from 1999 through 2016. Awards are arranged by topic. Principles includes a table cross-referencing arbitrators to the awards they have issued. Major topics include the nature of arbitration, the collective bargaining agreement, arbitrability, grievances, hearings, management rights, contract interpretation, common substantive arbitration topics, settlement, remedies, counsel fee and damages. (more details)




MSPB Case Summaries
MSPB Case Summaries (2017)
By: Broida & Davis
Price: $225.00
Sku: 17MSCS-PDF
Edition: 8th/2017
ISBN: 1-941825-36-2
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Updated annually, this encyclopedic guide condenses MSPB and Federal Circuit decisions from 1999 through early 2017 into concise, useable summaries. Cases are arranged by subject matter areas of Board jurisprudence and further categorized alphabetically. The MSPB Reference Materials CD and a table of cases rounds out this research tool. Major topics include adverse and performance actions, arbitration/collective bargaining issues, attorney fees, Board procedure, jurisdiction and judicial review, defenses, discrimination, evidence, harmful error, hearings, mitigation, PPPs, retirement, reemployment, remedies, RIFs, settlements, substantive offenses, timeliness, USERRA and VEOA. (more details)




Due Process in Adverse and Performance-Based Actions
Due Process in Adverse and Performance-Based Actions (2017)
By: Fowler
Price: $225.00
Sku: 17DPAP-PDF
Edition: 2nd/2017
ISBN: 978-1-941825-30-3 ; 1-941825-30-3
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This guide provides everything needed in dealing with procedural and due process issues. Major topics include due process and the statutory scheme; liberty and property and what’s due; the Stone, Ward Criteria, Analytical Model; ex parte communication; Stone, Ward factors in actual practice; agency investigations—constitutional concerns; due process and the agency process; the Ward model—due process and harmful error; due process—security clearances, base bars. (more details)




Labor Arbitration Practice for the Federal Sector
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By: Bosland
Price: $225.00
Sku: 16LAP-PDF
Edition: 2nd/2016
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Labor Arbitration Practice for the Federal Sector is a comprehensive examination of the arbitration process and advocacy. With discussion of strategies and practice tips, this how-to guide assists union and management advocates. Major topics include advocate selection, case investigation and evaluation, arbitrator selection, case preparation, prehearing practice, witness selection and preparation, hearing specifics: opening statements, creating a record, witness testimony, direction examination, cross-examination, exhibits, and closing arguments, and post-award practice. (more details)



UnCivil Servant
Holding Government Employees Accountable for Performance and Conduct
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By: Wiley & Hopkins
Price: $75.00
Sku: 16UCS-PDF
Edition: 4th/2016
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Ideal for federal supervisors and managers, and anyone who advises them, this handbook is a how-to guide on misconduct, performance and discipline. Major topics include the five fundamental elements of a disciplinary action, the five fundamental elements of a performance action, termination, the defense of a penalty, special challenges to adverse actions, and nontraditional disciplinary techniques. (more details)




Compensatory Damages and Other Remedies (.pdf eBook download)
In Federal Sector Employment Discrimination Cases
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By: Gilbert
Price: $250.00
Sku: 16CDOR-PDF
Edition: 8th/2016
ISBN: 978-1-941825-23-5; 1-941825-23-0
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A Dewey bestseller, Compensatory Damages is the seminal text on how to support and defend against claims for compensatory damages and other remedial claims in federal sector employment discrimination cases. Major topics include equitable and compensatory damages, proving damages, mitigation and offset, back pay, collateral source rule, tax consequences, settlement, managing discovery, calculating damages, attorney fees and selected damages awards. (more details)




A Guide to the Whistleblower Protection Act and Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (pdf eBook)
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By: Fowler & Vitaro
Price: $225.00
Sku: 16WPA-PDF
Edition: 2nd/2016
ISBN: 978-1-941825-24-2; 1-941825-24-9
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With practice tips, this guide sorts the laws and procedures related to whistleblower reprisal. The guide includes in depth discussion of the Whistleblower Protection Act, the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act, noteworthy cases, and the Presidential Policy Directive (PPD-19). Major topics include legislative history and sources of law; OSC operations; corrective and disciplinary actions; IRAs and otherwise appealable actions; grievances and whistleblower reprisal claims; stays; burdens of proof; qualifying disclosures; prima facie cases and contributing factor analysis; clear and convincing evidence; remedies, damages and relief; administrative and judicial review; and National Security Employees. (more details)




MSPB Case Summaries
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By: Broida & Davis
Price: $225.00
Sku: 16MSCS-PDF
Edition: 7th/2016
ISBN: 978-1-941825-20-4; 1-941825-20-6
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Updated annually, this encyclopedic guide condenses MSPB and Federal Circuit decisions from 1999 through early 2016 into concise, useable summaries. Cases are arranged by subject matter areas of Board jurisprudence and further categorized alphabetically. The addition of a free MSPB Reference Materials CD and a table of authorities rounds out this research tool. Major topics include adverse and performance actions, arbitration/collective bargaining issues, attorney fees, Board procedure, jurisdiction and judicial review, defenses, discrimination, evidence, harmful error, hearings, PPPs, retirement, reemployment, remedies, RIFs, settlements, substantive offenses, timeliness, USERRA and VEOA. (more details)




The Complete Federal Supervisor’s Guide to Human Resources Management
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By: Corum
Price: $75.00
Sku: 16FSHR-PDF
Edition: 1st/2016
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A comprehensive handbook on managing federal employees that covers, from a supervisor's perspective, every important aspect of human resources management from hiring to firing. This book shows federal supervisors the rules they need, specific strategies and tactics for hiring the right people, structuring their jobs to best motivate them, managing their performance, maintaining discipline, and managing their time. Each chapter will conclude with a summary and checklist for dealing with each issue. (more details)




Consolidated Federal Sector EEO Update 2004-2016 (.pdf eBook download)
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By: Gilbert & Sumner
Price: $225.00
Sku: 16CEUP-PDF
Edition: 7th/2016
ISBN: 978-1-941825-21-1; 1-941825-21-4
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Updated annually, this comprehensive text digests notable Commission and federal court employment discrimination cases from 2003 through 2015 and reviews EEO laws, regulations, guidance, and recent trends. Major topics include recent trends in the law; age, disability, national origin, race, religious and sex discrimination; attorney fees; class actions; compensatory damages; appellate review; evidence; harassment; hearings; mixed cases; procedures; remedies; reprisal; settlement; and sexual harassment. (more details)




Federal Sector Telework
Law and Cases
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By: Davis
Price: $75.00
Sku: 16FST-PDF
Edition: 1st/2016
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Federal Sector Telework is an essential handbook on telework for managers, supervisors, HR officials, and representatives of agencies and complainants. Major topics: Telework Enhancement Act of 2010, coverage, eligibility, participation, limitations, and the intersection of telework with EEO and MSPB principles. (more details)




Discovery Practice before the MSPB
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By: Tuck
Price: $125.00
Sku: 16DPMB-PDF
Edition: 3rd/2016
ISBN: 978-1-941825-19-8; 1-941825-19-2
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A Dewey classic, Discovery Practice Before the MSPB is now in its third edition, offering comprehensive instruction on oral and written discovery before the MSPB, and includes samples of discovery materials, a detailed examination of discovery procedure, relevant case citations, MSPB regulations, and more, to help maximize discovery and better prepare for litigation. Major topics include non-discovery tools for obtaining information, sample instructions, depositions, interrogatories, requests for documents, physical and mental exams, requests for admissions, motions to compel, how to protect against discovery, and sanctions. (more details)




ACSLS Reference Materials
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By: Dewey
Price: $30.00
Sku: 16RM
Edition: 2016
Availability: In-Stock
Format: .pdf download (+ optional backup CD)

The most frequently used materials from the EEO, FLRA, and MSPB are all in one place. Click here to view the Table of Contents. (more details)



A Federal Sector Guide to the FMLA & Related Litigation
14FMLA.jpg By: Bosland
Price: $235.00
Sku: 15FMLA-PDF
Edition: 3rd/2015
ISBN: 978-1-934651-99-5; 1-934651-99-0
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An authoritative examination of the FMLA, this book includes citations and analysis of governing statutes, regulations and case law. Major topics include a review of FMLA legislation, applicability of the FMLA in the federal government, coverage of employees and family members, eligibility, covered conditions, notice requirements, documentation, leave amount and scheduling, paid leave, maintenance of benefits, return to work, record-keeping, prohibited acts, enforcement and remedies, and the interaction of FMLA with other laws. (more details)




Principles of Federal Sector Arbitration Law
15POA.jpg By: Broida
Price: $235.00
Sku: 15POA-PDF
Edition: 4th/2015
ISBN: 978-1-941825-12-9; 1-941825-12-5
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This encyclopedic text features summaries of federal sector arbitration awards addressing significant issues and major arbitration principles from 1999 through early 2015. Awards are arranged by topic. Principles includes a table cross-referencing arbitrators to the awards they have issued. Major topics include the nature of arbitration, the collective bargaining agreement, arbitrability, grievances, hearings, management rights, contract interpretation, common substantive arbitration topics, settlement, remedies, counsel fee and damages. (more details)




Federal Sector Disability Discrimination Law Deskbook
15DDLD.jpg By: Gilbert & Sumner
Price: $225.00
Sku: 15DDLD-PDF
Edition: 5th/2015
ISBN: 978-1-941825-14-3; 1-941825-14-1
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Disability Deskbook is an extensive compilation of cases interpreting the Rehabilitation Act, ADA, ADAAA, and other statutes and implementing regulations and is updated and expanded on all disability related topics. Major topics include who is covered under the ADA, specific impairments, major life activities, "regarded as having a disability," "qualified individual with a disability," reasonable accommodation, undue hardship, direct threat defense, and disability related inquiries. (more details)



Federal Sector Workers' Compensation
15FSWC.jpg By: Laws
Price: $250.00
Sku: 15FSWC-PDF
Edition: 5th/2015
ISBN: 978-1-941825-13-6; 1-941825-13-3
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Recently updated, Federal Sector Workers’ Compensation offers the most comprehensive reporting and commentary on all aspects of workers’ compensation issues in the federal sector. Major topics include an overview of the FECA, OWCP procedure, hearings, reconsideration, ECAB appeals, fact of injury, performance, causation, emotional conditions, medical evidence, continuation of pay, schedule awards, rehabilitation and reemployment, wage loss compensation, survivors’ benefits, medical benefits, representation and attorney fees, overpayments, third party liability, relationship between FECA and other laws. (more details)



Security Clearance Law and Procedure
14SCLP.jpg By: Newman & Fitch
Price: $235.00
Sku: 14SCLP-PDF
Edition: 3rd/2014
ISBN: 978-1-934651-98-8; 1-934651-98-2
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This guide closely examines security clearance law and procedures, offering representatives a comprehensive analysis of case law, directives, adjudicative guidelines, regulations and statutes. Major topics include the history of security clearances, administrative procedures, hearing and personal appearances procedure, criminal procedure, the polygraph, appeals, cases analyses, and noteworthy court cases. (more details)




Settlement Forms
for MSPB and EEOC Federal Personnel Litigation
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Price: $160.00
Sku: 14SFME-PDF
Edition: 2nd/2014
ISBN: 1-941825-00-1; 978-1-941825-00-6
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Settlement Forms for MSPB and EEOC Federal Personnel Litigation provides practice notes and examples of provisions that are grouped by settlement topics. Major settlement provision topics include access to and return of agency property and access to facilities, actions upon and consequences of breach, cancellation or rescission of action, conditions of ongoing employment, construction of agreement, disclosure and maintenance of information, enforcement, financial considerations for the appellant, future employment, introductory clauses, leave status, performance, promotion, substituted employment actions, termination of appeal, waiver of rights, and miscellaneous settlement terms. (more details)



The Federal Supervisor’s Guide to Ethics, Rules, and Responsibilities
14ERR.jpg By: Corum
Price: $65.00
Sku: 14ERR-PDF
Edition: 1st/2014
ISBN: 978-1-934651-93-3; 1-934651-93-1
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Written for federal supervisors and managers, a Guide to Ethics, Rules, and Responsibilities details and explains the primary rules governing ethics. Major topics include sources of ethics rules, a chapter detailing the principal ethics rules, and enforcement. (more details)




Representing Agencies and Complainants Before the EEOC
13RAAC.jpg By: Hadley & Sumner
Price: $235.00
Sku: 13RAAC-PDF
Edition: 3rd/2013
ISBN: 978-1-934651-82-7; 1-934651-82-6
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In its 3rd edition, this Dewey classic provides comprehensive analysis of federal sector practice before the EEOC. Major topics include individual and class complaint processes, theories of discrimination, pre- and post-investigation case evaluations, discovery, settlement, hearing practice, class actions, remedies, and post-hearing procedures. (more details)




Federal Sector Workers' Compensation Basics
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Price: $100.00
Sku: 13WCB-PDF
Edition: 1st/2013
ISBN: 978-1-934651-78-0; 1-934651-78-8
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Designed for supervisors and employees, this introductory book simplifies the worker’s compensation process in an easy to read and thorough manner. Major topics include hearings, requests for reconsideration, ECAB appeals, burdens of proof, emotional conditions, continuation of pay, disability and death benefits, schedule awards, medical treatment, and more. (more details)




Combating Sexual Harassment
13CSH.jpg By: Corum
Price: $65.00
Sku: 13CSH-PDF
Edition: 2nd/2013
ISBN: 978-1-934651-74-2; 1-934651-74-5
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Combating Sexual Harassment, in its 2nd edition and new for 2013, teaches supervisors, managers, investigators, EEO staff, and personnel departments how to identify and navigate through claims of sexual harassment. Major topics include defining sexual harassment, investigating allegations of harassment, assessing the facts, how to respond, and disciplinary actions. (more details)




The First Four Weeks
A Guide for the New Federal Supervisor
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By: Corum
Price: $65.00 On Sale! $58.50
Sku: 13FFW-PDF
Edition: 2nd/2013
ISBN: 1-934651-73-7
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The First Four Weeks instructs new managers on how to effectively transition into their new supervisory role and manage federal employees while still achieving their goals during the crucial first few weeks of tenure. Major topics include what motivates employees, mentally preparing for the supervisory role, negotiating with upper management, defining jobs, setting rules and performance expectations, and managing time. (more details)



Crafting Durable Settlement Agreements
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Price: $160.00
Sku: 12CDSA-PDF
Edition: 2nd/2012
ISBN: 978-1-934651-67-4; 1-934651-67-2
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Crafting Durable Settlement Agreements is a complete research tool for negotiating, drafting and enforcing settlement agreements, with expert commentary and sample agreement provisions and terms. Analysis of relevant MSPB and EEO case law, regulations, OPM guidance, and MD-110, and Federal Rules of Evidence is included. Major topics include settlement principles and advice, guidelines for settlement, settlement authority, collateral use of and challenges to agreements and offers, preparation for settlement, alternative discipline agreements, last chance agreements, pre-appeal agreements, common settlement terms, enforcement, and rescission. (more details)



USERRA/VEOA Deskbook
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By: Kitchens
Price: $190.00 On Sale! $171.00
Sku: 12UVD-PDF
Edition: 1st/2012
ISBN: 978-1-934651-66-7
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USERRA/VEOA Deskbook is a comprehensive compilation of the statutes, regulations, and case law governing the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act and Veterans Employment Opportunity Act. Major topics include legislative history; purpose; coverage; discrimination and retaliation; return to duty; rights, benefits, and obligations of covered individuals; the roles of the Department of Labor and Office of Special Counsel; appeals to the Merit Systems Protection Board and appealable actions; and judicial review. (more details)



EEO Counselors' and Investigators' Manual
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Price: $190.00
Sku: 12ECIM-PDF
Edition: 2nd/2012
ISBN: 978-1-934651-64-8
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A comprehensive, easy to follow, and insightful guide to counseling and investigating EEO complaints, this manual explores the essentials of the EEO complaint process. Major topics include the EEO statutes and process, theories of discrimination, remedies, EEO Counselor’s role, initial interview, identifying, defining the claims, factfinding during counseling, resolution of complaints, MSPB appeals and grievances, EEO Counselor’s report, EEO Investigator’s role, investigative principles, evidentiary issues, scope of investigation, collecting evidence, investigative techniques, and report of investigation. (more details)




A Federal EEO Counselor's Manual
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Price: $55.00
Sku: 12EECM-PDF
Edition: 2nd/2012
ISBN: 978-1-934651-63-6
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This how-to handbook traces the EEO counselor’s responsibilities through the complaint process, including assembling information and interacting with the complainant and managers. Major topics include an overview of EEO laws, regulations and prohibited forms of discrimination; the complaint process; the initial interview; the inquiry; presentation and resolution; report writing; appeals and grievances; and sexual harassment. (more details)



The Art of Advocacy
What to Do and How to Do It Before the MSPB and Arbitrators
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By: Fowler & Vitaro
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Edition: 1st/2011
ISBN: 978-1-934651-53-7
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The Art of Advocacy is a thorough, yet concise, instructional text on effective advocacy before the MSPB and arbitrators. Major topics include the basics and importance of advocacy, Board and arbitration practice fundamentals, proof requirements, preappeal advocacy, discovery, motion practice, direct and cross examination, oral and written advocacy, and settlements. (more details)



Supervisor’s Guide to Litigation and Dispute Resolution
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Price: $55.00
Sku: 11LADR-PDF
Edition: 1st/2011
ISBN: 978-1-934651-52-0
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Supervisor’s Guide is an introductory text to the supervisory actions that employees can challenge, the avenues available for pursuing such challenges, and the tribunals responsible for hearing those challenges. Major topics include the basics of appeals and grievances, internal agency systems, external mechanisms, and actions that employees can challenge. (more details)



RESEARCH SUPPLEMENT to A Guide to Federal Sector Disability Discrimination Law and Practice
Research Supplement Only
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Price: $30.00
Sku: 11FSDDRS
Edition: 2nd/2006
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This research supplement is the first stop for anyone with a question about disability discrimination law in federal workspaces. An invaluable resource, it is easy to use, and covers important regulations, standards, definitions, and statutes. (more details)



Adverse Actions and Performance-Based Actions
Process, Law and Cases, Guidance, and Pitfalls
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By: Fowler & Vitaro
Price: $160.00 On Sale! $120.00
Sku: 11AAPA-PDF
Edition: 1st/2011
ISBN: 1-934651-50-8
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This text guides practitioners, HR specialists, and supervisors and managers through the complexities of adverse and performance-based actions with discussion of the governing statutes, regulations, and cases from the MSPB and Federal Circuit and practical advice, strategies, and best practices for navigating these disciplinary processes. Major topics include discussion of the Civil Service Reform Act, statutory and regulatory requirements of adverse actions, the agency’s administrative process in taking adverse actions, substantive rights in performance-based actions, and the agency’s administrative process in taking performance-based actions. (more details)



A Guide to Federal Sector Disability Discrimination Law and Practice
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Price: $235.00
Sku: 11FSDD-PDF
Edition: 3rd/2011
ISBN: 1-934651-55-1
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The Disability Guide is an extensive and updated examination of federal EEO disability discrimination decisions, litigation practice, statutes, regulations, and practical advice for supervisors, representatives, HR specialists, and adjudicators. Major topics include overviews of the Rehabilitation Act, the ADA, and the ADAAA, impairments, major life activities, substantial limitations, “regarded as” disabilities, qualified individuals, reasonable accommodation, undue hardship, forms of prohibited discrimination, timeliness, remedies, and GINA. (more details)



Surviving EEO Complaints
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Price: $55.00
Sku: 10SEEC-PDF
Edition: 3rd/2010
ISBN: 1-934651-39-7
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This straightforward training manual educates federal supervisors and managers on complaints and theories of discrimination and the complaint process. Advice is liberally interspersed on how to prevent discrimination complaints and how to defend against a complaint. Major topics include a summary of the discrimination laws, covered employees, disparate treatment and impact, harassment, reasonable accommodation, retaliation, strategies for reducing complaints, the EEO complaint and hearing processes, use of government property and time, and coping with the litigation process. (more details)



Disciplining Federal Employees
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Price: $55.00
Sku: 10DFE-PDF
Edition: 1st/2010
ISBN: 1-934651-38-9
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An updated and expanded classic, this instructive text advises supervisors, managers, and those that advise them on how to take sustainable disciplinary actions with case examples, but none of the legal jargon. Major topics include management and employee obligations, formal and informal discipline, determining penalties, establishing the facts, insubordination, alcohol and drug use, off-duty conduct, workplace violence, performance problems, protected activities, common management mistakes, how to prevent wrongdoing, and firing the worst employee. (more details)



Settling Disputes
(2009) Settling Disputes By: Corum
Price: $55.00
Sku: 09SD-PDF
Edition: 1st/2009
ISBN: 1-934651-17-6
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Settling Disputes provides instruction on how to resolve employee grievances, appeals, and complaints. Major topics include discussion of EEO settlements, defining settlement interests, creating settlement options, and finalizing the agreement. (more details)



Senior Executive Service Legal Guide
(2009) Senior Executive Service Legal Guide
By: Broida & Davis
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ISBN: 1-934651-19-2
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A review of the laws, regulations, statutes, and caselaw governing the federal government’s Senior Executive Service. Major topics include the history and structure of the SES, qualifications, recruitment, candidate development, selection, oversight and probation, appointments, compensation, executive development, reassignments, details and transfers, performance appraisals, awards, removal of probationers for unacceptable performance, misconduct, RIFs, moratoriums, leave, and reinstatement. (more details)



EEO and the Federal Supervisor
(2009) EEO and the Federal Supervisor By: Corum
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EEO and the Federal Supervisor guides federal supervisors through the intricacies of discrimination law and demystifies the potential impact of EEO laws on personnel management decisions. Major topics include the legal history of EEO, discrimination, hiring, discipline, and other supervisory decisions that impact the careers of federal employees. (more details)



Conducting Misconduct Inquiries
(2009) Conducting Misconduct Inquiries
By: Vitaro, Goodfriend & Gilbert
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Learn how to effectively and efficiently investigate allegations of employee misconduct with examples, sample forms, and case law discussion. Major topics include what a management inquiry is and how one differs from an administrative investigation, the advantages of an inquiry, how to select a good inquirer, discussion of rights and responsibilities of the inquirer and inquiree, limitations on the inquirer’s authority, interim action, typical charges and penalties, inquiry basics, beginning the inquiry, defining the issues, identifying witnesses, preparing for the inquiry, document gathering, the interview and other ways to collect information, witness preparation, post report activity, and how the report will be used. (more details)




Collective Bargaining Law for the Federal Sector
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By: Ferris
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ISBN: 1-934651-27-3
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Collective Bargaining allows negotiators and representatives to easily access rules of law and commentary on seminal collective bargaining decisions. Major topics include the change proposal, demand to bargain, obligation to bargain, information to bargain, ground rules, good faith bargaining, negotiability disputes, impasse assistance, finalizing the bargaining agreement, post-agreement obligations and challenges, and remedies. (more details)




Best of the Board
(2009) Best of the Board
By: Broida
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ISBN: 1-934651-11-7
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Best of the Board is a compilation of the seminal MSPB and Federal Circuit cases from 1978 to the present. Subject matter expert, Peter Broida, details the essence of each case followed by a reproduction of that salient portion of the case text. Major topics include efficiency of the service standard, board decisional processes, evidence, charges and penalties, agency decisional errors, affirmative defenses, unusual jurisdictional issues, settlements, and attorney fees. (more details)



Administration of Leave and Medical Documentation Requests
(2009) Administration of Leave and Medical Documentation Requests By: Laws
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ISBN: 1-934651-29-X
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This multi-disciplinary text is essential for readers seeking to navigate through the complex laws governing the administration of medical-related employee leave. Major topics include overviews of the Rehabilitation Act, Americans With Disabilities Act, Federal Employees’ Compensation Act, Family & Medical Leave Act, and OPM Medical Leave and Documentation Regulations, ADA medical exams and inquiries, storage and confidentiality of medical records, determining and implementing the appropriate leave, and returns to work. (more details)



Managing Employees' Time
(2008) Managing Employees' Time By: Corum
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Edition: 3rd/2008
ISBN: 1-934651-15-X
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With proven practices, sample letters, and expert advice, Managing Employees’ Time teaches managers and supervisors how to get employees to attend work, how to manage work schedules, how to administer leave when requested, and how to optimize employees’ time once at work. Major topics include hours of work, work schedules, overtime, leave administration, managing time on the job, common leave problems, managing telecommuters, and strategies for managing time and controlling absenteeism. (more details)



Federal Sector Sexual Harassment Law
(2008) Federal Sector Sexual Harassment Law By: Laws & Hadley
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ISBN: 1-934651-14-1
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This handbook provides extensive analysis of federal sector EEOC sexual harassment case law and procedure, including EEO enforcement guidance, EEO policy guidance, statutes, and regulations. It is ideal for EEO managers, supervisors, representatives, and complainants. Major topics include tangible employment actions, hostile work environments, timeliness, nature and basis of the conduct, severe or pervasive conduct, liability for harassment, and avoiding liability. (more details)



Effective Summary Judgment Motions
(2008) Effective Summary Judgment Motions By: Hadley & Laws
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Edition: 2nd/2008
ISBN: 1-934651-12-5
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Effective Summary Judgment Motions offers a comprehensive analysis of EEO summary judgment case law along with practice tips and sample motions. Major topics include rules, regulations, and guidance; summary judgment standards; written motion papers; intentional discrimination cases; harassment cases; disability cases; reprisal cases; and religious accommodation cases. (more details)



Best of the Commission
(2008) Best of the Commission
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By: Hadley
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ISBN: 1-934651-10-9
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Best of the Commission explores the development of federal sector EEO law through landmark decisions of the Commission and the Supreme Court while explaining the underpinnings of current federal sector EEO law. Major topics include intentional discrimination, adverse impact, harassment, disability and age discrimination, retaliation, remedies and damages, timeliness, sanctions, contract employees, hearings, and attorney fees. (more details)



Management of Problem Employees
(2007) Management of Problem Employees By: Corum
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Edition: 1st/2007
ISBN: 1-932612-87-4
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This how-to text instructs supervisors and managers on how to handle performance, attendance, and misconduct-related issues offering nuanced strategies, proven tactics, and practical advice. Author Corum traces how to identify and deal with workplace problems caused by troublesome employees. Major topics include the different types of and tools for dealing with problem employees, disciplinary actions, strategies and tactics for dealing with problem employees, how to identify “non-problems,” and strategies for dealing with internal forces. (more details)



FMLA Basics
(2007) FMLA Basics By: Bosland
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ISBN: 1-932612-95-5
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Introductory, yet comprehensive, FMLA Basics guides federal supervisors and managers through the FMLA process and law with tips, resources, and guidance for compliance. Major topics include an overview of federal sector FMLA, employee leave requests, timeliness and adequacy of leave requests, employee eligibility requirements, coverage issues, management responsibilities, requests for supporting documentation, amount of leave entitlement, how leave may be scheduled, paid leave, dealing with other employment benefits, record keeping, agency leave policies, and enforcement. (more details)



EEO Basics for Complainants
(2007) EEO Basics for Complainants By: Hadley
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Edition: 1st/2007
ISBN: 1-932612-97-1
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This introductory text offers a detailed overview of the EEO complaint process from counseling through appeal. It is ideal for lawyers, counselors, officers, and EEO offices. Major topics include what the EEO process is and how it works, precomplaint and informal counseling, formal complaints and acknowledgment, acceptance and dismissal, investigations, prehearing and hearing processes, settlement, and appeals. (more details)



Supervising Federal Employees
(2006) Supervising Federal Employees By: Corum
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ISBN: 1-932612-78-5
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Supervising Federal Employees is a succinct yet thorough overview of the civil service and an in-depth examination of all aspects of the personnel management system, including the unique responsibilities of federal managers. Major topics include employee and management rights and responsibilities, classification and job design, hiring, managing performance, discipline, time and attendance, equal employment opportunity, labor management relations, appeals, and grievances. (more details)



Labor Relations for Supervisors and Managers
(2006) Labor Relations for Supervisors and Managers By: Corum
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ISBN: 1-932612-72-6
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This guide explains labor relations in the context of the federal government and the unique challenges that face federal managers of unionized workplaces. Major topics include an introduction to federal labor relations, basic principles, creating a union presence, management rights and obligations, employee and union rights and responsibilities, dealing with union officials, change situations, administering the agreement, and representational situations. (more details)



The Advocate's Practical Guide to Using Mediation
(2005) The Advocate's Practical Guide to Using Mediation
By: Settle
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ISBN: 1-932612-44-0
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A “how-to” approach to mediation with advice on how best to achieve client goals and tips on finding creative solutions for dispute resolution. This guide presents a brief, but thorough explanation of the uniqueness, benefits, and purpose of mediation. Major topics include how mediation is useful, a step-by-step overview of the mediation process, mediators, preparing for and participating in mediation, confidentiality, understanding and using the caucus, working toward resolution, impasse and difficult passages, and concluding the mediation. (more details)



MSPB Basics: The Agency Edition
(2005) MSPB Basics: The Agency Edition By: Broida
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Edition: 1st/2005
ISBN: 1-932612-52-1
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For the benefit of agency representatives, this introductory, yet thorough discourse on MSPB practice covers seminal Board and Federal Circuit decisions, Board processes and litigation from the initial appeal through PFR, and regulations. Major topics include Board overview, agency appeal response, discovery, motions practice, settlement, discrimination issues, prehearing procedures, hearings, petition for review, counsel fee petitions, relationships with the judge, opposing counsel and pro se appellants, research, and significant decisions of the Board. (more details)



Stopping Workplace Violence
(2004) Stopping Workplace Violence By: Corum
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ISBN: 1-932612-32-7
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Ideal for any federal supervisor, this title offers advice, tips, and steps to preventing workplace violence, protecting employees and clients, and enforcing necessary standards to ensure safety in the workplace. Major topics include types of workplace violence, tools to deal with workplace violence, the most common myths, preventative measures, verbal and other intimidating behavior, physical acts of violence, and violence from other sources. (more details)



MSPB Discovery Forms for Agency Representatives
(2004) MSPB Discovery Forms Book for Agency Representatives
By: Broida
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ISBN: 1-932612-26-2
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Drawing from actual cases, this quick reference offers discovery samples to guide agency representatives through litigation before the MSPB. Major topics include definitions, instructions, interrogatories, document requests, and request for admissions. (more details)



MSPB Basics
A Brief Guide for the Distressed and Perplexed
(2004) MSPB Basics By: Broida
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ISBN: 1-932612-34-3
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An introductory discourse on MSPB practice, MSPB Basics covers seminal Board and Federal Circuit decisions, Board processes and litigation from the initial appeal through PFR, and relevant regulations. Major topics include an overview of the Board, filing an appeal, the agency’s response and preliminary motions, discovery and motion practice, discrimination, pre-hearing practice, hearing, settlement, whistleblower claims, petitions for review, and significant decisions of the Board. (more details)



Managing Employee Performance
(2004) Managing Employee Performance By: Corum
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A Dewey classic, Managing Employee Performance offers detailed, practical, and effective strategies for managing employee performance. Major topics include the principles of performance management, how to set performance standards and monitor performance, when and how to provide feedback and appraisals, rewarding performance, managing performance under a paybanding systems, distinguishing performance problems from conduct problems, isolating the performance issue, counseling the employee, and the two options for dealing with performance problems. (more details)



EEO Discovery Forms for Agency Representatives
(2004) EEO Discovery Forms for Agency Representatives
By: Hadley & Fowler
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ISBN: 1-932612-28-9
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Maximize discovery and fully develop the agencies defenses to underlying causes of action before the EEOC with the use of sample interrogatories, document requests, instructions, and definitions patterned after actual cases. (more details)



Effective Advocacy in Arbitration
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Edition: 1st/2003
ISBN: 1-878810-90-1
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From a seasoned arbitrator comes a concise, but thorough overview of arbitration. Beginning with effective preparation of grievances to the hearing itself, and all the details in between, this guide teaches beginner and veteran advocates alike how to be effective in arbitration. Major topics include ethics, preparation, grievances and answers, step meetings, pre-arbitration settlement, arbitration hearings, and summations. (more details)



Defending Your Case
(2003) Defending Your Case By: Corum
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Edition: 1st/2003
ISBN: 1-878810-89-8
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This concise yet comprehensive handbook coaches managers, supervisors, and agency officials on how to prepare for and effectively testify in defense of their case before the MSPB, EEOC, in arbitration and other adjudicatory proceedings. Major topics include a review of the tribunals, standards and burdens, the seven classic mistakes, and testifying. (more details)



Winning at the MSPB
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Edition: 1st/2002
ISBN: 1-878810-74-X
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Winning at the MSPB covers everything necessary to initiate employment actions and build a winning case before the MSPB and is a valuable resource to any agency supervisor or manager, personnel advisor, and representative. Major topics include jurisdiction, timeliness, whistleblower reprisal, USERRA/VEOA, mixed cases, evidence, adverse action procedures, selecting and drafting charges, nexus, selecting and defending the penalty, performance-based actions, affirmative defenses, appeal responses, proper parties, prehearing practice, settlement, the hearing, decision and review, and remedies. (more details)



Litigating Federal Sector Employment and Labor Law Disputes
(2002) Litigating Federal Sector Employment and Labor Law Disputes
By: Fowler & Kaplan
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Edition: 1st/2001
ISBN: 1-878810-76-6
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A Dewey classic, this comprehensive handbook provides advice and strategies for mastering administrative litigation before the MSPB, EEOC, FLRA, and in arbitration. Major topics include explanation of venues, initial investigation and planning, filing and answering appeals, formal and paper discovery, taking and defending depositions, motion practice, pretrial filings, hearings, closing statements, direct and cross examination, objections and evidentiary matters, writing, remedies, settlement, arbitration, enforcement, and ethical considerations. (more details)



Hiring for Success
Hiring for Success, 2000 By: Corum & Loufakis
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Edition: 1st/2000
ISBN: 1-878810-63-4
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Hiring for Success teaches federal supervisors, managers, and personnel specialists how to find and hire top performers. Major topics include the basics of job specifications, job specifications for GS positions, job vacancy worksheet, recruiting options, internal hiring, recruitment and diversity, marketing and incentives, high risk practices, application review, interviewing, other sources of information, probation, legal pitfalls to hiring, and employee retention. (more details)




A Guide to Federal Sector Labor Arbitration
(1999) Guide to Federal Sector Labor Arbitration
By: Hadley
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Edition: 2nd/1999
ISBN: 1-878810-52-9
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With insightful analysis, this practical and comprehensive handbook guides arbitrators and representatives through the arbitration process with an examination of major arbitration cases. If you are an arbitrator, an attorney or agency representative involved in the arbitration process, this book is an essential addition to your reference library. (more details)



Motions Practice before the MSPB and the EEOC
(1998) Motions Practice before the MSPB and the EEOC By: Hadley & Tuck
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Edition: 1st/1998
ISBN: 1-878810-48-0
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Prehearing and post-hearing motions, as well as rules of motion practice are studied in this practical and helpful guidebook. The authors examine motions presented to the Board and the Commission separately, paying special consideration to how to most effectively use motions for the desired result. Major topics include federal rules of civil procedure and basic, pre- and post-hearing motion practice before the Merit Systems Protection Board and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (more details)



Position Classification and Job Grading in the Federal Government
(1997) Position Classification and Job Grading in the Federal Government By: Knudsen
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Edition: 1st/1997
ISBN: 1-878810-40-5
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Concise and useful, this handbook explains the position classification system in the federal civil service. Major topics include background of position classification, the general schedule, classification standards and guide, job grading, reviewing authorities and appeals. (more details)



Consolidated Federal Sector EEO Update 2004-2017
Consolidated Federal Sector EEO Update 2004-2017
By: Gilbert & Sumner
Price: $225.00
Sku: 17CEUP-PDF
Edition: 8th/2017
ISBN: 1-941825-37-0
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Updated annually, this comprehensive text digests notable Commission and federal court employment discrimination cases from 2003 through early 2017 and reviews EEO laws, regulations, guidance, and recent trends. Major topics include recent trends in the law; bases of discrimination; attorney fees; class actions; compensatory damages; appellate review; evidence; harassment; hearings; mixed cases; procedures; remedies; reprisal; settlement; and sexual harassment. (more details)




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