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nDash Writer Profile for Julia Passwater


Freelance Content Producer and Strategist

About Me

I'm a freelance content producer and strategist based in Indianapolis, Indiana, and I specialize in producing expert online content about human resources, labor, employee engagement, diversity, civil rights, employment law, government, politics, and other related topics for clients from various industries.

Prior to working in the field of content production and strategy, I earned a bachelor's degree in political science and English from Indiana University Bloomington and a Juris Doctor degree from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. After earning my law degree, I enforced federal employment laws for the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for over a decade.

As a federal investigator, I used alternative dispute resolution (ADR) techniques to resolve employer violations of federal law outside of court, and I have completed mediation training recognized by the State of Indiana.  

Industries I Write About


Law & Politics

My Writing Samples

Preventing Hospital Readmissions: 3 Proven Strategies for Members and Trustees

Sample of blog post written for a large health insurance company providing information to union members and trustees


3 Ways Your Attitude Towards Disability Accommodations is Costing Your Organization Money (And May E

This is an article for Human Resources professionals, hiring managers, and organization leaders who make decisions about workplace disability accommodations for their staff. The article demonstrates how employers often miss opportunities for organizational growth through making effective reasonable accommodations.


Indiana legislators introduce bills to ban abortion, legalize euthanasia, and more

Sample of news article with political analysis for progressive, online news publication


Do You Know the Truth About Professional Legal Recruiters?

Sample of B2B marketing blog content for the legal and human resources industries.


50 States of Blue: Indiana Beat

Sample of of content production and content management for Indiana state section of progressive, political digital news publication


Driving at Work: Policy Ideas for Protecting Union Members’ Livelihoods

Many union members work in industries that require driving at work; policy provisions that promote safe driving practices are essential to keeping union members safe while on the job. An effective driving at work policy requires human resource and management personnel to communicate and enforce safe driving practices on a regular basis.


How Quality Health Care Can Drive Member Satisfaction

As a trustee, you know that your members' health is key to their ability to do their jobs. You also know how important member buy-in and satisfaction are to your union. But did you know that offering quality health care benefits can help you achieve both those ends at the same time?Here are three ways your board can use its health care offerings to the benefit of both your membership and the union itself.


Integrated Benefits for LGBTQ Members Save Lives While Lowering Costs

Despite recent increases in visibility and acceptance in the workplace, LGBTQ workers still face health care discrimination and gaps in coverage. Fortunately, integrated benefits for LGBTQ members can eliminate many of the challenges these groups face when seeking health care treatment — and can support every union member, not just those who identify as part of the LGBTQ community.



Indiana Correspondent

Indiana political reporter for national progressive news outlet

Company: 50 States of Blue

I worked there from 11/2017 until now

EEO Investigator

I investigated allegations of employment discrimination and harassment. I wrote detailed reports, legal memoranda, and training modules. I served as the Diversity and Inclusion chair for the Indianapolis District Office of the EEOC.

Company: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

I worked there from 7/2010 until 8/2017

Senior Investigator

I investigated employer sponsored health plans, defined benefit pension plans, and defined contribution retirement plans such as 401(k)s.

Company: U.S. Department of Labor

I worked there from 2/2006 until 9/2009

Research Assistant and Knowledge Services Coordinator

I managed the law library and knowledge services for a firm of over 100 attorneys. I performed legal research for attorneys on a variety of business and political issues.

Company: Sommer Barnard, P.C. (Now Taft Law)

I worked there from 6/2004 until 1/2006

Content I Write