JOANNA FRIEDMAN, A PARTNER AT THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, SPEAKS WITH CYBERFEDS ABOUT MANAGING PROBATIONARY EMPLOYEES DURING A PANDEMIC

4 keys to managing probationary employees during a pandemic By Anjali Patel, Esq., cyberFEDS® Legal Editor Washington Bureau BEST PRACTICE: Even with the challenges of COVID-19, agencies should not waste the opportunity to fully utilize the probationary period to ensure employees can successfully perform the essential functions of the position, employment law expert Robert Erbe […]

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Government Contracting, Coronavirus, and the Defense Production Act

Government Contracting, Coronavirus, and the Defense Production Act Many government contractors are aware of the Defense Production Act (DPA), but in the coronavirus era it is a good time to familiarize yourself with some of the smaller details and figure out if your company has an opportunity to capitalize on it. The DPA was enacted […]

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Federal Contractors May Be Reimbursed for Paid Leave Under CARES Act

April 10, 2020   Federal Contractors May Be Reimbursed for Paid Leave Under CARES Act As federal agencies close facilities due to the COVID-19 outbreak and related quarantine orders, the contractors working on federal projects have idled work forces and placed many of their employees on paid leave. To provide some relief, Congress included Section […]

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Updates on COVID-19

Updates on COVID-19 Partnering with the U.S. Defense Industrial Base to Combat COVID-19 The Department of Defense released a statement announcing a new Joint Acquisition Task Force to handle DoD’s COVID response. The website also contains a portal for industry to submit proposals for supplying medical equipment. Extension of Time for Filing Individual Subcontracting Reports The Small Business Administration announced that the […]

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Acquisition Systems Extensions Due to COVID-19

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GSA Issues Non-Availability Determination for TAA

GSA Issues Non-Availability Determination for TAA The General Services Administration issued a non-availability determination for the Trade Agreements clauses that certain supplies are temporarily unavailable. The determination allows agencies using GSA contracts to purchase cleaning supplies that are not manufactured in the United States or a designated country. Agencies using GSA contracts do not need […]

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Acquisition Systems Extensions Due to COVID-19

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JOANNA FRIEDMAN, A PARTNER AT THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, IS FEATURED IN AGRINEWS CONCERNING FEDERAL EMPLOYEES OFFERED THE CHOICE OF MOVE TO KC OR BE FIRED

A stark choice: Move to KC or be fired Updated Jul 16, 2019 WASHINGTON — The Agriculture Department is offering employees a rare choice: accept a forced transfer to a post 1,000 miles away or be fired. The Trump administration’s plan to move two agencies from Washington D.C. to the Kansas City area includes a document […]

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JOANNA FRIEDMAN, A PARTNER AT THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, Discusses the Hatch Act and Kellyanne Conway

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Debra D’Agostino, founding partner of The Federal Practice Group, speaks with Federal News Network about proposed employee rights for the Space Force

Smith, federal union pan Space Force for proposed employee rights March 26, 2019 4:24 pm   The Trump administration is getting pushback on its controversial proposal to build a new military service based on the space domain, but not for the reason most may think. House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-Wash.) and the […]

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