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    The incumbent analyzes Merit Systems Protection Board decisions and arbitration awards for decisions with substantial impact on civil service law, rule or regulation under the jurisdiction of OPM in support of the Director's statutory authority to request reconsideration of erroneous decisions. The incumbent serves as a government-wide policy and technical expert in areas such as adverse actions, performance-based actions and employee relations implications of other Federal personnel policies.

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    • Provide expert technical advice, support and recommendations on the development and interpretation of Government-wide Employee Relations statutory, regulatory and policy requirements for adverse and performance-based actions.
    • Conduct research on Employee Relations case law, analyze findings and determine the relevance to current procedures and policies.
    • Serve as the lead for analysis of policy and legal implications of proposed changes to existing policies or proposed new policies.
    • Analyze MSPB decisions, court and selected arbitrator decisions and identify any that have a substantial impact on civil service law, rule or regulation under the jurisdiction of OPM.
    • Provide Employee Relations advice to agencies using knowledge of legal and regulatory requirements, past practice and trends established by MSPB decisions.
    • Provide presentations on Employee Relations topics before large and small groups often addressing complex issues.
    • Assess the effectiveness of current Government-wide Employee Relations and appellate systems policies based on continuous monitoring and review of case law and analysis of studies by parties such as the MSPB and Government Accounting Office (GAO).
    • Compose position papers, talking points, congressional testimony, regulations, or formal legislative proposals on Employee Relations topics.
    • Lead OPM teams on a variety of assignments and projects relating to development and implementation of Employee Relations policies.
    • Provide guidance to OPM policy offices on Employee Relations implications of proposed changes (legislative and regulatory) in all areas of Human Resources management policy.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/613453400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.