The Office of Congressional Workplace Rights (OCWR) is an independent agency within the Legislative Branch of the Federal Government. The General Counsel of the OCWR enforces workplace and accessibility statutes in the Legislative Branch pursuant to the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 (CAA), 2 U.S.C. 1301 et seq.Learn more about this agency
Those statutes include the unfair labor practice provisions of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute; the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970; and the public services and accommodations provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The General Counsel also provides advice and represents the OCWR and the OCWR's Board of Directors in administrative, trial, and appellate proceedings.
The General Counsel is seeking a trial attorney to investigate and prosecute unfair labor practice complaints and to assist in other administrative, trial, and appellate proceedings. The successful candidate will be placed in the position of Senior Attorney, Supervisory Attorney, or Associate General Counsel, depending upon experience. The trial attorney may also assist in investigating and prosecuting cases involving OSH and ADA matters. The trial attorney may also be called upon to investigate, research, and provide advice and instruction on the civil rights, labor, and workplace safety laws that apply to the Legislative Branch under the CAA. Those statutes include those mentioned above as well as the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Rehabilitation Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, the Employee Polygraph Protection Act, veterans' employment and reemployment rights under Chapter 43 of Title 38 U.S. Code, the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act, and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act.
- Investigating and prosecuting charges and complaints alleging unfair labor practices and violations of occupational safety and health and ADA accessibility provisions in the Legislative Branch.
- Assessing regulatory compliance by working with technical experts, researching legal and policy issues, and preparing pleadings, legal memoranda, and investigation reports.
- Developing and implementing case strategies.
- Participating or assisting in appellate court proceedings.
- Negotiating with employing offices and employees, monitoring corrective action plans, and initiating enforcement actions as needed.
- Evaluating current statutory and regulatory framework, recommending possible adjustments, and developing and implementing strategies to obtain needed changes.
- Drafting regulations.
- Representing the office at professional and public gatherings, lectures, and panel discussions.
- Assisting in production of educational materials and reports.
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