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The incumbent reports directly to the Office of Congressional Workplace Rights' (OCWR) Deputy Executive Director for the Senate, but also performs work as assigned by the Executive Director and the Deputy Executive Director for the House of Representatives. The incumbent is responsible for performing the following duties:
- Serving as a legal advisor to the OCWR Board of Directors concerning cases falling within its appellate jurisdiction by:(1) reviewing administrative hearing records and appellate pleadings in response to petitions for review of initial decisions of OCWR Hearing Officers; (2) conducting legal research; (3) conferring with OCWR staff members involved in the case adjudication process; (4) making recommendations to the Board of Directors as to the appropriate disposition of such cases on petition for review; (5) preparing proposed Decisions and Orders and legal advice memoranda for the Board's consideration; (6) providing oral briefings to the Board Members; and (7) preparing separate concurring or dissenting opinions setting forth the individual views of the Board Members in specific cases.
- Maintaining current knowledge of national policy and legal trends that affect the OCWR's mission.
- Providing the Board with legal and policy recommendations concerning pending legislation and implementation of changes required by legislative actions.
- Reviewing relevant regulations; preparing draft rules and notices of proposed rulemaking, reviewing comments provided; and preparing and finalizing such regulations, as appropriate.
- Participating on panels discussing current legal developments concerning the CAA.
- Conducting and preparing studies and reports for consideration and adoption by the Board of Directors as required by the CAA.
- Providing analysis on highly complex legal, legislative, budget, and policy matters.
- Monitoring legislation, reports and studies of interest to the OCWR in furtherance of the Board's responsibilities under section 102(b) the CAA.
- Conducting briefings and training sessions on the CAA and the OCWR in coordination with the Deputy Executive Director for the House of Representatives.
- Assisting in the preparation of training and educational materials periodic reports in coordination with the Deputy Executive Director for the House of Representatives.
- Undertaking program assessments and reviews.
- Assuming such other responsibilities as may be delegated by the Executive Director or the Deputy Executive Directors.
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