Keith E. Kendall, Esq.

Attorney Keith E. Kendall joined Scaringi Law in 2010 and has over 30 years of legal experience. He is based in Carlisle, Pennsylvania and focuses his practice in the areas of employment law, criminal defense and all areas of family law.

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The Merit Systems Principles at Work: Federal Employee Whistleblower Protection

By on November 27, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
The Merit Systems Principles at Work: Federal Employee Whistleblower Protection

The Whistleblower Protection Act embodies one of the principles granted to federal employees: protection for whistleblowers.

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Defending Your Federal Career: Don’t Go It Alone

By on September 21, 2015 in Human Resources with 37 Comments

When it comes to defending your rights as a federal employee, it is important to be sure you understand the process and perform the necessary steps correctly. The author describes some of the complexities of the appeals process and what federal employees need to know when it comes to protecting their jobs.

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Do You Know How To Exercise Your Civil Service Rights?

By on August 19, 2015 in Human Resources with 85 Comments

The author says that as long as public servants maintain good conduct and successful job performance, they have a constitutional right to challenge all negative actions that may affect or threaten their employment status. He provides a basic overview on how to exercise these rights as a federal employee should the need arise.

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For Federal Employees, Performance Counts

By on April 2, 2015 in Human Resources with 12 Comments

The Merit System Principles represent the federal government’s self-imposed code in its attempt to be a model employer and also govern all aspects of federal employees’ jobs. The author explains in more practical terms what these principles are and what they mean to you and your rights as a federal employee.

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Disciplinary Actions Against Federal Employees: Never Go It Alone

By on February 11, 2015 in Human Resources with 28 Comments

As a federal civilian employee, you enjoy various rights, protections and avenues of due process. The author says there is no better time to exercise these rights and protections than when facing a disciplinary matter that could affect, or possibly end, your federal career.

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You’re a Federal Employee Who’s Been Disciplined: Now What?

By on December 11, 2014 in Human Resources with 48 Comments

Federal employees have many options when it comes to challenging disciplinary actions, but many times the process can seem like a confusing maze. The author provides some information regarding the rights and legal remedies available to federal civilian employees facing disciplinary action.

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New Rules Mean More Protection For Pregnant Workers

By on September 28, 2014 in Human Resources with 11 Comments

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is linking the temporary condition of pregnancy to a legal principle usually associated with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which rewrote the rules of access in both the workplace and society as they relate to accommodating people with disabilities. The author discusses how this change could impact federal workers in their workplaces.

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What Can’t The Federal Government Do To Its Employees?

By on August 28, 2014 in Human Resources with 31 Comments

Prohibited personnel practices outline what federal managers may not do when it comes to their employees. The author highlights 13 specific examples of these prohibited actions federal employees should be aware of.

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The Fox Sometimes Guards The Henhouse of Federal Employee Rights

By on June 27, 2014 in Human Resources with 8 Comments

Though on paper Uncle Sam aspires to be a model boss, the reality of the federal workplace can differ sharply from the federal government’s more utopian ideals.

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Know Your Rights As A Federal Employee To Avoid Unfair Treatment

One of the elements that makes a career with the federal government so attractive is the myriad rights with which a federal employee is endowed. The author highlights some of the most important of these rights.

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