The OSC says the MSPB has approved a settlement agreement in a case filed by OSC against the Army Corps of Engineers. The agreement gives the former employee back pay, leave and other benefits as if he had not left the agency.
A court of appeals finds that OPM had an obligation to to check out the facts of a case that impact the election of a survivor annuity. The case is therefore sent back to the Board for a new decision based on the finding of the court.
In the twists and turns of implementing new human resources systems in DoD and DHS, unexpected events may lead to unanticipated results. Could unions end up bargaining on pay at DHS and DoD? Here is how such a scenario could play out in these agencies.
The Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit has decided that the labor relations portion of the new human resources system for DHS is not consistent with Congressional intent.
The decision by the New York Times to disclose the Terrorist Finance Tracking Program has created a political firestorm and possibly harmed the ability of the nation to work against terrorists. Here is a letter from the Treasury Secretary to the Times’ managing editor.