Federal agencies have considerable power and authority. Federal employees have to be wary of trying to improperly use their position for personal gain or for other reasons unrelated to their official job requirements. This agent of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency was fired for misuse of his position and the removal is upheld by the MSPB and a federal court.
FedSmith readers spoke out in giving their opinions on the budget stalemate and their 2008 pay raise. 92% think that Congress should not adjourn until a budget has passed and 47% think the average pay raise for 2008 will be 3%. 58% do not think there will be a government shutdown.
Federal employees who get in trouble are prone to making the same mistakes. Here is practical advice from an experienced agency representative on the most common mistakes committed by federal employees who get in trouble.
The political dispute about spending for the fiscal year 2008 budget continues with no obvious resolution in sight. The two sides are even refusing to speak to each other in some cases over the most contentious issues. What are the options for the 2008 pay raise in the midst of this continuing dispute?
A mother and son worked at the same agency. The mother was a human resources specialist. Both of them were fired. The son was fired for falsification of job applications in the agency’s automated program. The son’s appeal went to federal court but the court upheld the credibility determination made by the administrative judge and he stays fired.
December 24, 2007 will be a federal holiday for most federal employees. It was granted within the scope of Executive Order 11582–which most readers have probably never heard of–with pay.
Executive Order giving certain federal employees the day off on December 24, 2007.