Mathew B. Tully, Esq.

Mathew B. Tully is a founding partner of Tully Rinckey PLLC. He concentrates his practice on representing federal government employees and military personnel and can be reached at [email protected]. To schedule a meeting with one of the firm’s federal employment law attorneys call 202-787-1900. The information in this column is not intended as legal advice.

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Do You Know What Your Obligations Are Under the Hatch Act?

By on February 8, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Do You Know What Your Obligations Are Under the Hatch Act?

Social media has made it easier than ever to violate the Hatch Act. Here are some important things to know about how this law can impact federal employees.

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Will History Repeat Itself? Federal Employees Should Not Rule Out Possibility of 2019 Pay Raise

By on January 31, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Will History Repeat Itself? Federal Employees Should Not Rule Out Possibility of 2019 Pay Raise

A pay raise is still a possibility this year despite the president’s pay freeze. The author explains how this would work.

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Double Pay for Federal Employees Working During the Partial Shutdown Could Become Reality

By on January 25, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Double Pay for Federal Employees Working During the Partial Shutdown Could Become Reality

Recent lawsuits mean some federal employees could be eligible for double pay because of the shutdown, but it could be a while before they see the money.

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Vacant MSPB Means No Potential Recourse For Appeal-Filing Federal Employees Any Time Soon

By on December 10, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Vacant MSPB Means No Potential Recourse For Appeal-Filing Federal Employees Any Time Soon

The stalemate continues that has left MSPB with no quorum among its board members. What does this mean for the agency and federal employees with pending appeals?

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Unions v. Trump: How a Court Determines That the President’s Power Infringes on Employees’ Rights

By on September 20, 2018 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Unions v. Trump: How a Court Determines That the President’s Power Infringes on Employees’ Rights

The territory between the interpretation of federal law regarding a President’s power versus employees’ Constitutional rights is murky.

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Federal Circuit Ruling Paves the Way for Additional Paid Military Leave Claims

By on June 26, 2018 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Federal Circuit Ruling Paves the Way for Additional Paid Military Leave Claims

A recent ruling paves the way for some federal employees who served in the military to receive additional paid leave.

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Executive Order on Firing Policies Leaves Federal Employees Contemplating Job Security

By on June 3, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Executive Order on Firing Policies Leaves Federal Employees Contemplating Job Security

A new Executive Order overhauls the way poor performance of federal employees is handled. What do federal workers need to know?

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Federal Employees Wait as MSPB Vacancies Remain Unfilled

By on May 22, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Federal Employees Wait as MSPB Vacancies Remain Unfilled

A lack of quorum due to vacancies at the MSPB has led to a backlog of cases. What does this mean for federal employees with pending cases?

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With Two Nominees, the MSPB May Soon Have Its Quorum

By on March 19, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
With Two Nominees, the MSPB May Soon Have Its Quorum

MSPB may soon have a quorum again after two recent nominations which would move the agency’s backlog of cases forward.

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Court of Appeals Ruling Protects CFPB Director from At-Will Removal

By on February 26, 2018 in Agency News, Court Cases with 0 Comments
Court of Appeals Ruling Protects CFPB Director from At-Will Removal

An appeals court recently said that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau should act with the same degree of independence as other financial regulators.

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