The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Meeting of September 7, 2006, Washington D.C. on Federal Sector EEO Investigations

Assistant Counsel
National Treasury Employees Unionís Office of General Counsel

Tim Hannapel is Assistant Counsel in the National Treasury Employees Unionís Office of General Counsel. NTEU is the federal sectorís largest independent union, representing the interests of over 150,000 federal workers nationwide. The eleven attorneys in its Office of General Counsel litigate federal employment-related issues before federal courts and administrative tribunals.

Mr. Hannapel, who grew up in Washington, D.C. and attended D.C. public schools, received his undergraduate degree in History from Brown University in 1981 (after studying abroad during his junior year at Trinity College, Dublin University), and his law degree, cum laude, from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1986. While studying law at Georgetown, he also worked as a law clerk or summer associate at the Washington, D.C. law firms Steptoe & Johnson, Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, and Howrey & Simon.

Mr. Hannapel began his career as a lawyer in 1986 at Steptoe & Johnson, where he worked on litigation matters involving age, race, and sex discrimination, legal malpractice, savings and loan regulation, federal securities law, and government contracts. In 1989, he came to NTEU, where he gained substantial experience litigating federal employment-related issues, briefing and arguing numerous cases involving labor relations, constitutional law, administrative practice and procedure, employment discrimination, fair labor standards, and attorney fees.

In June 1998, Mr. Hannapel was appointed as Deputy Special Counsel of the U.S. Office of Special Counsel by Special Counsel Elaine Kaplan. As the agencyís second-ranking official, he assisted Ms. Kaplan in managing all aspects of OSC, an independent investigative and prosecutorial agency with approximately 100 employees and an annual budget that exceeded $10 million, whose primary mission is to protect federal employee whistleblowers. In June 2003, he re-joined the staff of NTEU in his current position.

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