Two Members of Congress have introduced legislation that is intended to protect certain due process rights of federal employees serving in security sensitive positions.
A recent lawsuit unsuccessfully sought a ruling ordering OPM to require, rather than just encourage, FEHB insurers to cover certain equipment for the hearing impaired.
Federal employees can join a union and pay dues, or they can decide not to join and save their money. Many public sector employees do not have this option. The Supreme Court takes another look at public employees and mandatory union fees. What impact will this case have on federal employees?
Having to resort to federal court to get the Justice Department to turn over documents, the U.S. District Court has now ordered the Attorney General to cough them up to the House Committee in response to its subpoena for the documents.
The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals concluded that a veteran did not have his veterans’ preference rights violated by the Department of Labor when he applied, but was not considered for, a position as a Recent Graduate Wage and Hour Specialist pursuant to the President’s Pathways Program.
The author says that filing for Federal Disability Retirement benefits is not merely a matter of completing the forms. He says that knowledge of the laws surrounding the process matter and can significantly influence the outcome of any litigation.
A federal annuitant finds he cannot change his survivor annuity selection after his retirement date.
Feeling defiant? Good, because there is a growing body of Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) case law on the little known “right-to-disobey” rule from the Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA).