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    • Coverage of Solomon Law Firm, PLLC Attorney Kathryn Barcroft’s #MeToo Panel Discussion at the New York Bar Association’s Presidential Summit

      Barcroft served as member of the New York State Bar Association’s Presidential Summit panel entitled “Listening to #MeToo: Why Laws to Prevent Sexual Harassment Have Been Ineffective, and What ...

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    • Solomon Law Firm, PLLC attorney Kathryn Barcroft Interviewed on CBS 6 about New York Sexual Harassment Laws

      Solomon Law Firm, PLLC attorney Kathryn Barcroft has been recently interviewed on CBS 6 regarding the upcoming New York State laws pertaining to sexual harassment in the workplace. The laws, which ...

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    • Ariel Solomon selected as 40 under Forty

      Ariel Solomon selected by the Albany Business Review as a member of the 2015 class of 40 under Forty click on the link to read more!

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    • Winning an Indefinite Suspension Appeal before the MSPB

      Can the MSPB help if I was Indefinitely Suspended? Most federal employees go to work for the same reason the rest of us do – to make a contribution, meet personal financial obligations, and save for ...

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    • Were you charged with Conduct Unbecoming? That's nonsense.

      Any number of allegations can serve as the basis for an adverse action. An adverse action, like a proposed removal or termination, may be taken at any time against a federal employee for myriad ...

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    • Failure to Follow Instruction and Successful Litigation before the MSPB

      "Failure to follow instruction" is a basis for discipline cited by Federal Agencies with increasing frequency when proposing disciplinary action against a Federal employee. One reason for this may be ...

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    • I Filed an Appeal with the MSPB.....Now What?

      Discovery and the MSPB It has often been said that knowledge is power. Litigation is no exception. The most important consideration when litigating before the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) is ...

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    • Sexual Harassment in Congress - Attorney Ariel Solomon Examines the Outcomes of the Congressional #MeToo Movement in the New York Law Journal

      Solomon Law Firm, PLLC principal attorney Ariel Solomon was recently published in the New York Law Journal, where she discusses the meaning and impact of Congress’ passing of S.3749. Her article, ...

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    • Walking the Tight Rope of the Last Chance Agreement

      Is signing a Last Chance Agreement really your last chance? The name says it all. A Last Chance Agreement, or LCA, literally means a federal agency is giving an employee one final opportunity to ...

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    • Absent Without Leave?

      A Federal Agency may take a disciplinary action and/or adverse action against a Federal Employee for being Absent Without Leave (AWOL). Rarely, however, is the Federal Employee without recourse for ...

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    • Were you charged with Conduct Unbecoming? That's nonsense.

      Any number of allegations can serve as the basis for an adverse action. An adverse action, like a proposed removal or termination, may be taken at any time against a federal employee for myriad ...

      Read More
    • Winning an Indefinite Suspension Appeal before the MSPB

      Can the MSPB help if I was Indefinitely Suspended? Most federal employees go to work for the same reason the rest of us do – to make a contribution, meet personal financial obligations, and save for ...

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    • Merit Systems Protection Board Sexual Harassment Survey

      Since 1980, the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) has conducted surveys regarding the prevalence of workplace sexual harassment. Based on the studies published in 1988 and 1994, there were not any ...

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    • EEOC: Promising Practices for Preventing Harassment

      The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) encourages federal agencies to eliminate harassment at its core, and it hopes to do so through education. Highlighting these issues is the EEOC’s ...

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    • Sanctions Abound for the U.S. Department of the Navy

      Attorney, Ariel Solomon with the Solomon Law Firm, PLLC recently secured a default judgment and sanctions against the United States Department of the Navy in a matter involving the Agency's ...

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    • Coverage of Solomon Law Firm, PLLC Attorney Kathryn Barcroft’s #MeToo Panel Discussion at the New York Bar Association’s Presidential Summit

      Barcroft served as member of the New York State Bar Association’s Presidential Summit panel entitled “Listening to #MeToo: Why Laws to Prevent Sexual Harassment Have Been Ineffective, and What ...

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    • Attorney Kathryn Barcroft published in Law360 regarding the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

      November 16, 2018 Solomon Law Firm, PLLC attorney Kathryn Barcroft published in Law360 regarding the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Read the full article here .

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    • Ariel Solomon Interviewed in the Albany Business Review

      Federal employment attorney, Ariel Solomon was interviewed by the Albany Business Review following her selection to a national list of notable attorneys. The Business Journals’ Influencers: Law ...

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    • Failure to Follow Instruction and Successful Litigation before the MSPB

      "Failure to follow instruction" is a basis for discipline cited by Federal Agencies with increasing frequency when proposing disciplinary action against a Federal employee. One reason for this may be ...

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    • Failure to Follow Instruction and Successful Litigation before the MSPB

      "Failure to follow instruction" is a basis for discipline cited by Federal Agencies with increasing frequency when proposing disciplinary action against a Federal employee. One reason for this may be ...

      Read More
    • The Performance Improvement Plan: an Uphill Battle

      Poor performance is a legitimate, non-discriminatory reason for an Agency to propose a reassignment, demotion or removal from federal service or other adverse action . When your performance rating ...

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    • USPS employee terminated while on active military duty gets his job back

      Ariel E. Solomon successfully served as the principal attorney on behalf of the petitioner, a former employee of the United States Postal Service, who was terminated from Federal Employment because of ...

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    • Ariel Solomon among the 100 premier trial attorneys in NY

      Ariel Solomon was recognized by the American Academy of Trial Lawyers as one of the Premier 100 Trial Attorneys for New York.

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    • Ariel Solomon Recognized as one of The Business Journals' 2018 Influencers: Law

      Ariel Solomon has been named one of The Business Journals’ 2018 Influencers: Law. This national distinction recognizes 100 attorneys who are having an impact on business and legal matters in ...

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    • FY19 Reports by the Merit Systems Protection Board Reports

      The Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) presented synopses of reports it plans to release in the Congressional Budget Justification for Fiscal Year 2019. These reports are Improving Federal ...

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    • Ariel Solomon Interviewed in the Albany Business Review

      Federal employment attorney, Ariel Solomon was interviewed by the Albany Business Review following her selection to a national list of notable attorneys. The Business Journals’ Influencers: Law ...

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    • Coverage of Solomon Law Firm, PLLC Attorney Kathryn Barcroft’s #MeToo Panel Discussion at the New York Bar Association’s Presidential Summit

      Barcroft served as member of the New York State Bar Association’s Presidential Summit panel entitled “Listening to #MeToo: Why Laws to Prevent Sexual Harassment Have Been Ineffective, and What ...

      Read More
    • Sexual Harassment in Congress - Attorney Ariel Solomon Examines the Outcomes of the Congressional #MeToo Movement in the New York Law Journal

      Solomon Law Firm, PLLC principal attorney Ariel Solomon was recently published in the New York Law Journal, where she discusses the meaning and impact of Congress’ passing of S.3749. Her article, ...

      Read More
    • Solomon Law Firm, PLLC Attorney Kathryn Barcroft Interviewed on Capital Tonight Regarding Mandatory Reporting for Abuse in New York Schools

      Solomon Law Firm, PLLC Attorney Kathryn Barcroft returned to Capital Tonight to discuss the recent law signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo, which closes the mandatory-reporting loophole for private ...

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    • Attorney Kathryn Barcroft published in Law360 regarding the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

      November 16, 2018 Solomon Law Firm, PLLC attorney Kathryn Barcroft published in Law360 regarding the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Read the full article here .

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    • Winning an Indefinite Suspension Appeal before the MSPB

      Can the MSPB help if I was Indefinitely Suspended? Most federal employees go to work for the same reason the rest of us do – to make a contribution, meet personal financial obligations, and save for ...

      Read More
    • Coverage of Solomon Law Firm, PLLC Attorney Kathryn Barcroft’s #MeToo Panel Discussion at the New York Bar Association’s Presidential Summit

      Barcroft served as member of the New York State Bar Association’s Presidential Summit panel entitled “Listening to #MeToo: Why Laws to Prevent Sexual Harassment Have Been Ineffective, and What ...

      Read More
    • Solomon Law Firm, PLLC Attorney Kathryn Barcroft Interviewed on Capital Tonight Regarding Mandatory Reporting for Abuse in New York Schools

      Solomon Law Firm, PLLC Attorney Kathryn Barcroft returned to Capital Tonight to discuss the recent law signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo, which closes the mandatory-reporting loophole for private ...

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    • Solomon Law Firm, PLLC’s Kathryn Barcroft to be a Panelist at the New York Bar Association’s Presidential Summit

      The New York Bar Association’s Presidential Summit, which will take place on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, will feature Solomon Law Firm PLLC attorney Kathryn Barcroft as a panelist for its program ...

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    • Walking the Tight Rope of the Last Chance Agreement

      Is signing a Last Chance Agreement really your last chance? The name says it all. A Last Chance Agreement, or LCA, literally means a federal agency is giving an employee one final opportunity to ...

      Read More
    • I Filed an Appeal with the MSPB.....Now What?

      Discovery and the MSPB It has often been said that knowledge is power. Litigation is no exception. The most important consideration when litigating before the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) is ...

      Read More
    • Winning an Indefinite Suspension Appeal before the MSPB

      Can the MSPB help if I was Indefinitely Suspended? Most federal employees go to work for the same reason the rest of us do – to make a contribution, meet personal financial obligations, and save for ...

      Read More
    • Ariel Solomon again rated among top attorneys in the area by Super Lawyers

      Super Lawyers again selects Attorney Ariel Solomon for inclusion among the list of top peer reviewed attorneys in New York for calendar year 2014. Ms. Solomon provides representation to federal ...

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    • I Filed an Appeal with the MSPB.....Now What?

      Discovery and the MSPB It has often been said that knowledge is power. Litigation is no exception. The most important consideration when litigating before the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) is ...

      Read More
    • Winning an Indefinite Suspension Appeal before the MSPB

      Can the MSPB help if I was Indefinitely Suspended? Most federal employees go to work for the same reason the rest of us do – to make a contribution, meet personal financial obligations, and save for ...

      Read More
    • Walking the Tight Rope of the Last Chance Agreement

      Is signing a Last Chance Agreement really your last chance? The name says it all. A Last Chance Agreement, or LCA, literally means a federal agency is giving an employee one final opportunity to ...

      Read More
    • I Filed an Appeal with the MSPB.....Now What?

      Discovery and the MSPB It has often been said that knowledge is power. Litigation is no exception. The most important consideration when litigating before the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) is ...

      Read More
    • Winning an Indefinite Suspension Appeal before the MSPB

      Can the MSPB help if I was Indefinitely Suspended? Most federal employees go to work for the same reason the rest of us do – to make a contribution, meet personal financial obligations, and save for ...

      Read More
    • Failure to Follow Instruction and Successful Litigation before the MSPB

      "Failure to follow instruction" is a basis for discipline cited by Federal Agencies with increasing frequency when proposing disciplinary action against a Federal employee. One reason for this may be ...

      Read More
    • I Filed an Appeal with the MSPB.....Now What?

      Discovery and the MSPB It has often been said that knowledge is power. Litigation is no exception. The most important consideration when litigating before the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) is ...

      Read More
    • Winning an Indefinite Suspension Appeal before the MSPB

      Can the MSPB help if I was Indefinitely Suspended? Most federal employees go to work for the same reason the rest of us do – to make a contribution, meet personal financial obligations, and save for ...

      Read More
    • FY19 Reports by the Merit Systems Protection Board Reports

      The Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) presented synopses of reports it plans to release in the Congressional Budget Justification for Fiscal Year 2019. These reports are Improving Federal ...

      Read More
    • Coverage of Solomon Law Firm, PLLC Attorney Kathryn Barcroft’s #MeToo Panel Discussion at the New York Bar Association’s Presidential Summit

      Barcroft served as member of the New York State Bar Association’s Presidential Summit panel entitled “Listening to #MeToo: Why Laws to Prevent Sexual Harassment Have Been Ineffective, and What ...

      Read More
    • Sexual Harassment in Congress - Attorney Ariel Solomon Examines the Outcomes of the Congressional #MeToo Movement in the New York Law Journal

      Solomon Law Firm, PLLC principal attorney Ariel Solomon was recently published in the New York Law Journal, where she discusses the meaning and impact of Congress’ passing of S.3749. Her article, ...

      Read More
    • Solomon Law Firm, PLLC Attorney Kathryn Barcroft Interviewed on Capital Tonight Regarding Mandatory Reporting for Abuse in New York Schools

      Solomon Law Firm, PLLC Attorney Kathryn Barcroft returned to Capital Tonight to discuss the recent law signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo, which closes the mandatory-reporting loophole for private ...

      Read More
    • VA Retaliation and Sham Peer Reviews - Are you protected?

      The Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986 (HCQIA) had many unforeseen consequences, not the least of which is the rise of ‘sham’ peer reviews. A sham peer review is an adverse action taken in ...

      Read More
    • Were you charged with Conduct Unbecoming? That's nonsense.

      Any number of allegations can serve as the basis for an adverse action. An adverse action, like a proposed removal or termination, may be taken at any time against a federal employee for myriad ...

      Read More
    • Super Lawyers again recognizes Solomon Law Firm, PLLC

      Federal Employment Attorneys, Ariel E. Solomon and Paul Buchbinder, were again selected by SuperLawyers for inclusion in this year’s list of rising stars.

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    • Super Lawyers again recognizes Solomon Law Firm, PLLC

      Both Ariel E. Solomon and Paul Buchbinder were selected by SuperLawyers for inclusion in this year’s list of rising stars.

      Read More
    • The Performance Improvement Plan: an Uphill Battle

      Poor performance is a legitimate, non-discriminatory reason for an Agency to propose a reassignment, demotion or removal from federal service or other adverse action . When your performance rating ...

      Read More
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    • The Performance Improvement Plan: an Uphill Battle

      Poor performance is a legitimate, non-discriminatory reason for an Agency to propose a reassignment, demotion or removal from federal service or other adverse action . When your performance rating ...

      Read More
    • The Performance Improvement Plan: an Uphill Battle

      Poor performance is a legitimate, non-discriminatory reason for an Agency to propose a reassignment, demotion or removal from federal service or other adverse action . When your performance rating ...

      Read More
    • Failure to Follow Instruction and Successful Litigation before the MSPB

      "Failure to follow instruction" is a basis for discipline cited by Federal Agencies with increasing frequency when proposing disciplinary action against a Federal employee. One reason for this may be ...

      Read More
    • Walking the Tight Rope of the Last Chance Agreement

      Is signing a Last Chance Agreement really your last chance? The name says it all. A Last Chance Agreement, or LCA, literally means a federal agency is giving an employee one final opportunity to ...

      Read More
    • Sexual Harassment in Congress - Attorney Ariel Solomon Examines the Outcomes of the Congressional #MeToo Movement in the New York Law Journal

      Solomon Law Firm, PLLC principal attorney Ariel Solomon was recently published in the New York Law Journal, where she discusses the meaning and impact of Congress’ passing of S.3749. Her article, ...

      Read More
    • Upcoming Webinar on Sexual Harassment Policies Presented by Solomon Law Firm PLLC’s Kathryn Barcroft

      Solomon Law Firm, PLLC attorney Kathryn Barcroft is hosting a free webinar through Capital Region Human Resource Association (CRHR) on January 14, 2019. Attorney Barcroft will use her knowledge as a ...

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    • Solomon Law Firm, PLLC attorney Kathryn Barcroft Interviewed on CBS 6 about New York Sexual Harassment Laws

      Solomon Law Firm, PLLC attorney Kathryn Barcroft has been recently interviewed on CBS 6 regarding the upcoming New York State laws pertaining to sexual harassment in the workplace. The laws, which ...

      Read More
    • VA Retaliation and Sham Peer Reviews - Are you protected?

      The Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986 (HCQIA) had many unforeseen consequences, not the least of which is the rise of ‘sham’ peer reviews. A sham peer review is an adverse action taken in ...

      Read More
    • Winning an Indefinite Suspension Appeal before the MSPB

      Can the MSPB help if I was Indefinitely Suspended? Most federal employees go to work for the same reason the rest of us do – to make a contribution, meet personal financial obligations, and save for ...

      Read More
    • Ariel Solomon Interviewed in the Albany Business Review

      Federal employment attorney, Ariel Solomon was interviewed by the Albany Business Review following her selection to a national list of notable attorneys. The Business Journals’ Influencers: Law ...

      Read More
    • Kathryn Saurack Barcroft in Times Union's "On the Move"

      Times Union has featured Solomon Law Firm, PLLC attorney Kathryn Saurack Barcroft in their “On the Move” segment. “On the Move” showcases new talent who have been hired or promoted in the Capital ...

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    • Super Lawyers again recognizes Solomon Law Firm, PLLC

      Federal Employment Attorneys, Ariel E. Solomon and Paul Buchbinder, were again selected by SuperLawyers for inclusion in this year’s list of rising stars.

      Read More
    • Super Lawyers again recognizes Solomon Law Firm, PLLC

      Both Ariel E. Solomon and Paul Buchbinder were selected by SuperLawyers for inclusion in this year’s list of rising stars.

      Read More
    • Ariel Solomon again rated among top attorneys in the area by Super Lawyers

      Super Lawyers again selects Attorney Ariel Solomon for inclusion among the list of top peer reviewed attorneys in New York for calendar year 2014. Ms. Solomon provides representation to federal ...

      Read More
    • Were you charged with Conduct Unbecoming? That's nonsense.

      Any number of allegations can serve as the basis for an adverse action. An adverse action, like a proposed removal or termination, may be taken at any time against a federal employee for myriad ...

      Read More
    • Unauthorized Use of Government Computers

      Unauthorized Use of the Internet If your job duties require you to have a computer and access to the internet, chances are you have checked your personal e-mail or Facebook page, used your work e-mail ...

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    • Unauthorized Use of Government Computers

      Unauthorized Use of the Internet If your job duties require you to have a computer and access to the internet, chances are you have checked your personal e-mail or Facebook page, used your work e-mail ...

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    • United We Stand: A Time Barred Tenet?

      United We Stand : A time barred tenet? Today marks the 17 year anniversary of September 11 th . New Yorkers will remember the date as the moment in time our skyline was replaced by halos of smoke, and ...

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    • USPS employee terminated while on active military duty gets his job back

      Ariel E. Solomon successfully served as the principal attorney on behalf of the petitioner, a former employee of the United States Postal Service, who was terminated from Federal Employment because of ...

      Read More
    • Government Accountability Office Report on Retaliation Toward VA Whistleblowers

      In a report published on July 19, 2018 , the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) found in 2016, that whistleblowing employees in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) are ten times more ...

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    • Whistleblowers for Family Separation

      A lawsuit was filed against the Trump administration for its “practice of refusing entry to asylum applicants… and its cruel and unlawful policy of forcibly separating families,” and on July 2 nd , ...

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    • Amending Title 5 of the U.S. Code

      On March 20, 2018, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton from the District of Columbia reintroduced a bill to Congress intended to amend a federal court decision which limits the appeal rights of ...

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    • Government Accountability Office Report on Retaliation Toward VA Whistleblowers

      In a report published on July 19, 2018 , the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) found in 2016, that whistleblowing employees in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) are ten times more ...

      Read More
    • Amending Title 5 of the U.S. Code

      On March 20, 2018, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton from the District of Columbia reintroduced a bill to Congress intended to amend a federal court decision which limits the appeal rights of ...

      Read More
    • VA Retaliation and Sham Peer Reviews - Are you protected?

      The Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986 (HCQIA) had many unforeseen consequences, not the least of which is the rise of ‘sham’ peer reviews. A sham peer review is an adverse action taken in ...

      Read More
    • Solomon Law Firm, PLLC Welcomes New Attorney: William C. Smith, Jr.

      Solomon Law Firm, PLLC is honored to announce that Senator William C. Smith, Jr. has joined the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Will serves as a Maryland State Senator and is a welcomed addition to ...

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    • VA Whistleblower and Psychiatrist calls out the VA on wait times for veterans

      As more evidence points to issues in the VA health care system, Solomon Law Firm, PLLC Whistleblowing client Dr. Jose Mathews speaks with the Chicago Tribune concerning long delays in providing ...

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