Susan McGuire Smith
Susan McGuire Smith spent most of her federal legal career with NASA, serving as Chief Counsel at Marshall Space Flight Center for 14 years. Her expertise is in government contracts, ethics, and personnel law.
Susan McGuire Smith's Latest Posts
A few months ago, the appeals court upheld a significant expansion by the MSPB of its jurisdiction over suitability appeals. OPM fought this expansion by requesting that the full Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit re-hear the case “en banc.” The appeals court has now responded in what is a victory for the Board and a disappointment for OPM.
Federal agencies just got new marching orders from the appeals court on the standards to be applied for when overtime must be paid.
Fallout continues from the October 2013 partial government shutdown, this time in the form of liquidated damages the government may have to pay up to 1.3 million federal employees. Do you qualify to be part of the class? Read on to find out.
Does the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) require agencies to credit military service in computing time-in-grade requirements for a military veteran who is already on the agency’s civilian payroll? See how the appeals court has answered this in a precedential decision.