JOANNA FRIEDMAN, A PARTNER AT THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, SPEAKS WITH GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE ABOUT BANNNING DIVERSITY TRAINING

Evan Vucci / AP White House Expands Crackdown on Certain Diversity and Inclusion Training President Trump signed an executive order that covers federal agencies, contractors, grantees and the military. September 23, 2020 04:14 PM ET President Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday evening that extends his crackdown on certain employee diversity and inclusion training […]

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SARAH MCKININ, A SENIOR ASSOCIATE AT THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, PENS A COLUMN FOR GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE ABOUT THE Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Is Good News for Feds The bill would ensure that an employee no longer has to choose between a healthy pregnancy and her career. In a rare bipartisan move, the House this week passed the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (H.R. 2694), which seeks to make it easier for women to […]

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JOANNA FRIEDMAN, A PARTNER AT THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, SPEAKS WITH GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE ABOUT SAFETY OF AGENCY REOPENINGS

Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., contacted IG offices to ask about their plans. TOM WILLIAMS/POOL VIA AP House Democrat Seeks to Hold IGs Accountable for Reviewing Agencies’ Reopenings Most of the watchdog offices contacted by Rep. Connolly plan to conduct some form of review SEPTEMBER 10, 2020 03:36 PM ET   A House Democrat launched a tracker on Wednesday […]

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DEBRA D’AGOSTINO, FOUNDING PARTNER OF THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, SPEAKS WITH WASHINGTON EXAMINER ABOUT DHS WHISTLEBLOWER ALLEGATION

 Top Trump officials charge Democrats behind DHS whistleblower allegation September 09, 2020 05:29 PM Two senior Trump administration officials suspect Democrats are the hidden hand behind a Department of Homeland Security official’s claim that agency leaders manipulated internal intelligence reports to match up with false statements President Trump made about antifa and anarchists. Brian Murphy, […]

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JOANNA FRIEDMAN, A PARTNER AT THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, SPEAKS WITH GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE ABOUT THE SLASHING OF DIVERSITY TRAINING

White House Moves to Slash Funding for Diversity Training at Agencies Citing unnamed “press reports,” OMB said some training conducted by agencies is “un-American” and sows division in the federal workforce.| September 8, 2020 The Trump administration last week called on agencies to excise some forms of diversity and inclusion training from their workforce training […]

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DEBRA D’AGOSTINO, FOUNDING PARTNER OF THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, GIVES HER OPINION TO WASHINGTON EXAMINER INVOLVING HATCH ACT AND ACTING HOMELAND SECURITY SECRETARY CHAD WOLF

White House: Trump naturalization ceremony an official event “campaign decided to use” The White House defended its decision to hold a naturalization ceremony with President Trump amid the Republican National Convention Tuesday night as an “official” event that the Republican National Committee decided to pick up. “The President held a naturalization ceremony which was an […]

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RICARDO J.A. PITTS-WILEY, A PARTNER AT THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, APPEARED ON GOVERNMENT MATTERS TO DISCUSS LEGALITY OF DHS HIRES

New GAO report finds some top DHS appointments were illegal Ricardo Pitts-Wiley, Partner at Federal Practice Group, and Tom Spulak, Partner at King & Spalding, discuss the report from the Government Accountability Office stating that some top Department of Homeland Security appointments were illegal. To watch the segment click here. Acting Secretary of the Department […]

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DEBRA D’AGOSTINO, FOUNDING PARTNER OF THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, CLIENT FEATURED SECOND TIME IN PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER ON SEXUAL HARASSMENT

Congresswomen ask Pa. National Guard to look into sexual harassment, retaliation complaints at Horsham base  Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, left, and U.S. Rep. Madeleine Dean, Said in a Friday letter to the head of the Pennsylvania Guard that they are concerned about the command climate at the Horsham Air Guard Station. – TOM GRALISH AND MICHAEL BRYANT […]

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DEBRA D’AGOSTINO, FOUNDING PARTNER OF THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, TALKS WITH WASHINGTON EXAMINER ABOUT ELIGIBILITY OF DHS OFFICIALS

Watchdog agency: Top DHS officials not eligible to serve in current roles Two top Homeland Security Department officials are not legally eligible to serve in their current positions, according to a watchdog agency in the legislative branch. A decision released by the Government Accountability Office on Friday said acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf and acting […]

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HEATHER WHITE, A PARTNER AT THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, DISCUSSES A RECENT COURT OPINION INVOLVING THE HATCH ACT

Court Dismisses Union’s Lawsuit Over Federal Employees’ Right to Talk ‘Impeachment’ and ‘Resistance’ Last year the American Federation of Government Employees sued the Office of Special Counsel over its Hatch Act guidance. AUGUST 5, 2020 HATCH ACT EMPLOYEE ACCOUNTABILITY IMPEACHMENT Earlier this week, a district court dismissed a federal employee union’s lawsuit that claimed the Office of […]

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