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Legislation Would Extend Appeal Rights to Some Postal Employees

By on February 21, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Legislation Would Extend Appeal Rights to Some Postal Employees

Legislation has been introduced in Congress to extend MSPB appeal rights to approximately 7,500 Postal Service employees.

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Removal of Federal Employees for Misconduct or Performance

By on February 6, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Removal of Federal Employees for Misconduct or Performance

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.

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I Do Solemnly Swear That I Will…

By on January 18, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
I Do Solemnly Swear That I Will…

The author points out that federal employees take an oath of office as part of their job duties, much like the president does. He analyzes the meaning behind this oath as it relates to one’s duties as a federal worker.

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Should Federal Employees Be ‘At Will’ Employees?

By on January 9, 2017 in Human Resources, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Should Federal Employees Be ‘At Will’ Employees?

Should federal employees be “at will” employees? It is unlikely changes of this magnitude outlined in a recent bill will be implemented as there will be fierce opposition. Here is a summary.

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No Quorum at MSPB Will Halt Decisions on Federal Employee Petitions

By on January 5, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
No Quorum at MSPB Will Halt Decisions on Federal Employee Petitions

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.

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All In the Family

By on November 7, 2016 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

Accepting reimbursement for services that were actually paid for by a relative leads to a federal employee’s removal.

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Where Are the Carrots In the VA Accountability Bill?

By on October 23, 2016 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Where Are the Carrots In the VA Accountability Bill?

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.

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The VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act of 2016: 5 Things Every Federal Employee Should Know

By on October 3, 2016 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
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.

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Workforce Disruptions Lead to Removal of 30-Year Employee

By on September 14, 2016 in Court Cases with 71 Comments

Incidents of anger, outbursts and threats in the workplace lead the agency to suspend then fire a long-standing employee.

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Some Case Law Surrounding Excessive Leave

By on September 2, 2016 in Court Cases, Human Resources with 23 Comments

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.

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