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Opening Plenary: The Federal Workplace and Labor Relations Under the Biden Administration

Labor Law |  Labor Relations
Timothy Curry |  Dan Kaspar |  Susan Grundmann
1 Hour 03 Minutes
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Original Program Date:
Sep 15, 2022
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The panelists will discuss a wide range of federal workplace issues ranging from the Biden Administration's policies on collective bargaining and worker empowerment, the transition to a new way of working due to the pandemic, and trends in resolving labor relations disputes.

  • Tim Curry, OPM Deputy Associate Director, Accountability and Workforce Relations 
  • Dan Kaspar, NTEU Director of Field Operations and Organizing 
  • Susan Grundmann, FLRA Member


Timothy Curry's Profile

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Deputy Associate Director, Accountability and Workforce Relations

U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Tim Curry is the Deputy Associate Director for Accountability and Workforce Relations at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.

In this capacity, he serves as an advisor to the OPM Director on government-wide programs for labor-management relations and employee accountability. Mr. Curry first came to OPM in August 2010 as the Deputy Associate Director for Partnership and Labor Relations. He also served as the Acting Director of Communications.

Prior to coming to OPM, Mr. Curry served as the Executive Director, Labor Management and Employee Relations for the Department of Defense (DoD) where he served as the principal policy advisor on labor and employee relations matters. Mr. Curry has over 32 years of experience as a human resources professional in operating and policy level positions in the Office of Secretary of Defense, DoD Education Activity, Department of the Air Force, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. His background includes labor relations, employee relations, performance management, and awards programs.

Mr. Curry holds a Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in Personnel Management from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.

Dan Kaspar's Profile

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Deputy Director, Field Operations & Organizing

National Treasury Employees Union

Dan Kaspar – Dan is Director of Field Operations & Organizing for the National Treasury Employees Union, which represents more than 150,000 federal employees nationwide in 34 federal agencies. He is based out of Washington, D.C. and oversees NTEU’s eight field offices, its Organizing Department and its Learning & Development Department. Prior to his current position, Dan was Deputy Director of Field Operations & Organizing and a former Assistant Counsel in NTEU’s Chicago Field Office, where he practiced before arbitrators, the Federal Labor Relations Authority, the Merit Systems Protection Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and others. Dan has also held several leadership positions in the American Bar Association’s Section of Labor and Employment Law, including Union Co-Chair of the Federal Sector Labor and Employment Law Committee.

Dan is a graduate of the Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology. He holds a M.S. in Human Resources and Employment Relations and a M.B.A. in Economics from Loyola University Chicago’s Quinlan Graduate School of Business, and a B.S. in Business Administration from Illinois State University.

Susan Grundmann's Profile

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Member of the FLRA

Federal Labor Relations Authority

Prior to her confirmation, Member Grundmann served as the Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Office of Congressional Workplace Rights, where she oversaw the administrative dispute resolution process and provided education to both employing offices and labor unions that represent employees in the legislative branch. Previously, she was nominated by President Obama to serve as a Member and Chairman of the MSPB.

Ms. Grundmann has served as General Counsel to the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE), which represents 100,000 Federal workers nationwide and is affiliated with the International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers.  At NFFE, she successfully litigated cases in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.  She represented NFFE and the United Department of Defense Workers Coalition, which consists of 36 labor unions, and served on the Coalition’s litigation team in a coordinated response to proposed personnel changes at the Department of Defense (DoD).  In addition to DoD employees, Ms. Grundmann represented employees in the Forest Service, Department of Agriculture, Passport Service, Veterans Administration, General Services Administration, and some 25 additional Federal agencies.

From 2003 to 2009, she was a regular instructor on Federal sector labor and employment law at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, Maryland.  Prior to joining NFFE, Ms. Grundmann served as General Counsel to the National Air Traffic Controllers Association.  She began her legal career as a law clerk to the judges of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit of Virginia, and later worked in both private practice and at the Sheet Metal Workers’ National Pension Fund.

Member Grundmann earned her undergraduate degree at American University and her law degree at Georgetown University Law Center.