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Employee & Management Services

Deputy Director
Philip Brown, 202-799-7016

Workplace Resolutions & Wellness Branch (Employees Only)
Branch Chief - Charlotte Jones, 301-851-2888 

MRP Labor Management Employee Relations Branch
Team A Branch Chief - Mark James, 202-799-7084

Section 1 Chief - Mary Wurster, 970-494-7420
Section 2 Chief - Patrick OConnor, 202-799-7088

Team B Branch Chief - Silas Elwood York Jr., 202-799-7085

Section 3 Chief - Annette Nelson, 202-799-7107
Section 4 Chief – Robi Maple, 803-280-9251

  • Manage performance and conduct of employees
  • Manage performance improvement and disciplinary processes and procedures
  • Contract negotiations and development of negotiation strategies
  • Adjudicate grievances filed under negotiated procedures and charges of unfair labor practices
  • Coordinate arbitration and Impasses Panel case handling
  • Employee and Labor Relations guidance to USDA Departmental Management

Administrative Investigations & Compliance Branch
Branch Chief - Marjorie Bolden, 301-851-2945

  • Investigations & fact-findings of possible misconduct involving violations of
  • Federal laws, rules, and regulations
  • Travel credit care delinquency
  • Computer misuse
  • OIG hotline complaints

Employment Law and Hearings Branch
Branch Chief - Lorri Ittner, 202-799-7075

  • Representational services before the EEOC and MSPB

 

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