Archive for August, 2012
The author outlines ten things you can do now to make the most of your federal benefits.
The Republican Party platform that was adopted Tuesday at the Republican National Convention in Tampa would cut the size of the federal workforce and adjust federal pay and benefits to “reflect those of the private sector.”
In a landmark case (Berry v. Conyers), the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals tells Agencies that if an employee no longer is able to hold a “sensitive” position, the removal is not subject to “Adverse Action” rules or appealable to MSPB. While the principle is not new, the Court decision begs the question of why Agencies don’t use this flexibility more often.
The federal government is getting better at hiring individuals with disabilities, but the author says that based on his experience, there is room for improvement.
The former President of the National Border Patrol Council, a major component of the American federation of Government Employees, was indicted August 16 on 13 criminal charges. These charges related to actions allegedly taken by him while serving as President.