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Blacks in Government’s 35th Annual Training Conference – August 19, 2013

Neil McPhiePresenter: Neil A.G. McPhie, Esq. is Virginia Managing Partner with the law firm of Tully Rinckey, PLLC. At Tully Rinckey he represents federal employees and personnel in a wide range of employment and labor issues, including discrimination, sexual harassment, equal pay, adverse action, Title VII claims, and Inspector General (IG) investigations. Prior to joining Tully Rinckey Mr. McPhie spent over 30 years in public service and led two government organizations and managed multi-million dollar budgets.

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Blacks in Government’s 35th Annual National Training Institute Conference

Mr. McPhie will once again be one of the featured presenters at the Blacks In Government’s Annual National Training Institute Conference. This year he will present on two of the hottest topics facing federal employees today. The first will detail recent changes to the Whistleblower Act. The second topic will be on the importance of retaining counsel early in a U. S. Merit Systems Protection Board proceeding. This year’s conference is in Dallas, TX and will run from August 19th through August 22nd.

The Who, What and When of Whistleblowing

Neil McPhie will present the who, what and when of whistleblowing and the changes brought about when President Obama signed the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (WPEA) into law on November 27, 2012. Mr. McPhie will be presenting on this topic twice during conference because of the sweeping changes brought on by WPEA. Both presentations will run from 10 am to 11:45 am and will be on August 20th and 21st.

The Importance of Retaining Counsel Early in an MSPB Proceeding

In this presentation Mr. McPhie will discuss the benefits of acquiring counsel as soon as you know a case has been brought on you and the perils that may come about by waiting too long. He will provide details on how to navigate the process and best methods for a positive outcome. He will present on this topic August 20th, 2013 from 3:00 pm to 4:45 pm.

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