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Legislation Introduced to Repeal Expedited VA Employee Removal Procedures

By on July 3, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Legislation Introduced to Repeal Expedited VA Employee Removal Procedures

Recently introduced legislation would undo the expedited removal procedures recently enacted through law for federal employees at the VA.

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Streamlining Federal Employee Removal Procedures

By on May 29, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Streamlining Federal Employee Removal Procedures

A new executive order will make it easier to take disciplinary and adverse actions against federal employees. Here is a summary of the new requirements.

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Misuse of Travel Card, AWOL and Failing to Follow Leave Procedures Leads to Removal

By on February 6, 2009 in Court Cases, Current Events with 0 Comments

A Department of Education employee was transferred but apparently kept using the travel card after her travel authorization expired. She also didn’t report for work at the new location. She was fired and filed an appeal arguing she was a whistleblower. Neither the Court nor the MSPB found that argument convincing.

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Temper Tantrum Leads to Removal

By on December 9, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Temper Tantrum Leads to Removal

An Air Force IT Specialist was fired after he blew up at his supervisor in an incident that required military police assistance. See how his appeal came out.

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Improper Handling of Classified Information Leads to Removal

By on November 19, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Improper Handling of Classified Information Leads to Removal

A senior civil service engineer was fired by the Air Force due to his mishandling of classified materials in emails sent from his home computer.

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OPM Proposes Changes to Federal Employee Removal Process

By on September 17, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
OPM Proposes Changes to Federal Employee Removal Process

OPM has issued a proposed rule to enable faster removal of federal employees in different situations.

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Positive Drug Test Following Crane Accident Results in Removal

By on May 30, 2018 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Positive Drug Test Following Crane Accident Results in Removal

A Navy supervisor whose team caused an accident resulting in $30,000 damage to a building failed the subsequent drug test and was removed as a result.

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Unprotected Whistleblowing Will Not Undo Removal of Federal Employee

By on May 25, 2017 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Unprotected Whistleblowing Will Not Undo Removal of Federal Employee

A Department of Education employee removed for various misconduct reasons tried to thwart the agency’s action by pointing to his whistleblowing activity. Since he could not prove it was protected whistleblowing and the agency could prove it would fire him even if it had been, he lost out on his appeal.

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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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Federal Circuit Stresses Security Removal Options Over MSPB

By on August 28, 2012 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

In a landmark case (Berry v. Conyers), the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals tells Agencies that if an employee no longer is able to hold a “sensitive” position, the removal is not subject to “Adverse Action” rules or appealable to MSPB. While the principle is not new, the Court decision begs the question of why Agencies don’t use this flexibility more often.

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