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Employee & Management Services

Deputy Director
Marjorie Bolden,

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

MRP Labor Management Employee Relations Branch

Team A Branch Chief - Cory Brown, 202-557-0063

Strategic HR Business Partner - Ubaldo “UB” Herrera, 910-884-5568

Team B Branch Chief - Annette Cureton, 202-799-7107

Strategic HR Business Partner - Frank Sobolesky, 202-799-7087

Chief Negotiator: -Patrick O’Connor, 202-799-7088

  • 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 - Anthony A. Gabaldon, (Acting) 970-494-7422

  • 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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