Charge Writing: An Essential Building Block for Defensible Actions”

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Employee and Labor Relations Webcast Training

U.S. Office of Personnel Management

In support of our ongoing effort to develop a highly skilled cadre of Employee and Labor Relations practitioners, OPM’s Accountability and Workforce Relations will offer the next installment of its Webcast Series.

“Charge Writing: An Essential Building Block for Defensible Actions”

DATE: Tuesday, July 30, 2019

TIME: 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (ET)


Closed Captioning Will Be Provided


Melanie Jones

Senior Attorney

Justice Management Division

U.S. Department of Justice


Ms. Jones will provide expert knowledge on the important topic of charge writing. This Webcast will prepare Employee and Labor Relations specialists on how to select and write defensible adverse actions. When agencies develop well-written charges based on what they can prove, they increase their chances of prevailing at the Merit Systems Protection Board. The presentation will include the following learning objectives:

• Understanding the Employee Relations practitioner’s role at the proposal stage

• Providing an overview of the approach to writing good charges

• Understanding common agency charges and the penalty selection process

The audience viewing the Webcast will have the opportunity to ask questions of our distinguished presenter on the matters discussed. Please send all questions to


Webcast viewers registering after the registration date may not receive instructions and materials in advance of the webcast. Webcast viewers who register by 5:00 p.m. (ET) on July 25, 2019, will receive instructions for viewing the webcast and materials by 5:00 p.m. (ET) on July 29, 2019. While field offices are encouraged to view the Webcast in a central location to preserve bandwidth, please note that webcast instructions and materials will only be sent to valid government e-mail addresses used to register. To ensure all participants receive instructions and materials, as well as the evaluation survey following the presentation, we recommend group viewers register individually.

Please note that after receipt of the instructions, viewers should contact their agency IT professionals for questions on webcast technical requirements.

Accountability and Workforce Relations

U.S. Office of Personnel Management

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