Tag: Court Cases

What One Hand Offers, the Other Takes Away

Filed in Headlines, News by on February 8, 2016 Comments

Find out why the FDIC’s revocation of an accepted term appointment offer is not an appealable “removal.”

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Change in the SF-50 Does Not Bestow Appeal Rights

Filed in News by on February 3, 2016 Comments

A reemployed annuitant could not “create” appeal rights by having her previous agency change the type of her retirement. See why.

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Legislation Introduced to Bolster Rights of Federal Employees Serving in Sensitive Positions

Filed in News by on February 2, 2016 Comments

Two Members of Congress have introduced legislation that is intended to protect certain due process rights of federal employees serving in security sensitive positions.

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Should the FEHB Be Required to Cover Speech-Generating Devices for the Hearing Impaired?

Filed in News by on January 25, 2016 Comments

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.

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Justice Department Must Turn Over Documents to U.S. House Committee

Filed in News by on January 20, 2016 Comments

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.

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Court Finds Jurisdiction, But Denies Veteran’s Preference Claims in Dean v. Department of Labor

Filed in News by on December 20, 2015 Comments

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.

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FERS & CSRS Disability Retirement: The Importance of Recognizing the Laws to be Applied

Filed in News by on December 8, 2015 Comments

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.

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FDIC Attorney Pleads Guilty to Defrauding a Bank

Filed in News by on November 23, 2015 Comments

An attorney with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation was caught playing fast and loose with the facts in order to convince a bank to approve a short sale on her house.

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