Legislation has been introduced in Congress to extend MSPB appeal rights to approximately 7,500 Postal Service employees.
The Merit Act of 2017 would make it much easier to fire a federal employee. Here are the details of this recently introduced legislation and what it would mean for the federal workforce.
There will no longer be a quorum at the MSPB later this week. This means decisions on Petitions for Review cannot be issued. Here is the situation.
The author says that the VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act uses a carrot and stick approach to reforming the agency, but that it currently offers too many sticks for dealing with problem employees and not enough carrots to reward good employees.
The VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act of 2016: 5 Things Every Federal Employee Should Know
The author says that when one digs into the VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act of 2016, there is a lot more to it than the title would have you believe.
Incidents of anger, outbursts and threats in the workplace lead the agency to suspend then fire a long-standing employee.
The author says that one of the most time consuming and frustrating tasks for supervisors is dealing with the small number of employees who abuse leave. He describes some of the keys to dealing with these problems as well as some court cases that set precedent for what agencies can and can’t do in dealing with leave and attendance problems.