Tag: Court Cases

Navy Furlough of Civilian Employees Following Sequester Upheld by Court

Filed in News by on October 4, 2015 Comments

A challenge by several civilian Navy employees to their furlough by the agency in response to the 2013 automatic budget cuts resulting from sequestration has been rejected by the appeals court.

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Court Steps in to Remedy ‘Profound Injustice’ by Office of Personnel Management Against a Blind Veteran

Filed in News by on September 20, 2015 Comments

When the Office of Personnel Management was inflexible in dealing with a decorated war veteran, a federal judge stepped in to provide rare injunctive relief “to remedy the profound injustice committed by the federal bureaucracy against a blind war veteran.”

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Don’t Lie on the Federal Employment Application

Filed in News by on September 9, 2015 Comments

A federal employee learned the hard way that if you hide a pretty important fact on your federal job application, you face dismissal from the job and possibly debarment from working for the federal government.

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Smackdown: Federal Circuit Reverses MSPB on Directed Reassignment

Filed in News by on September 3, 2015 Comments

In an important case to Agency managers, the Federal Circuit directed the MSPB to uphold the removal of a Park Service Manager who refused a directed reassignment. The Board reversed the Agency, the Administrative Judge who heard the case and its own precedent. The Court found that MSPB violated the law in its decision by failing to follow a clear Federal Circuit precedent.

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Position Sensitivity: Where It All Begins

Filed in News by on August 24, 2015 Comments

What does it mean to say a position is sensitive and in the “public trust?” The author describes some problems he sees with determining an employee’s suitability for occupying a sensitive position as well as some important case history related to the process.

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Security Clearances and Indefinite Suspensions: Federal Circuit vs the MSPB

Filed in News by on August 16, 2015 Comments

A recent decision on an indefinite suspension and revoking an employee’s security clearance highlights a conflict between the MSPB and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

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No Security Clearance, No Job

Filed in News by on August 13, 2015 Comments

If a federal job requires that the employee maintain a security clearance, then if the clearance is revoked the employee no longer meets the job’s requirements. No clearance, no job.

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It’s Time for Another Civil Service Reform Act

Filed in News by on June 23, 2015 Comments

Over the last several years Congress has been contemplating another civil service reform act. The author says that it is long overdue and explains why.

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