VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act Tackles the Issue of Firing Insufficient Workers Without Pitfalls

VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act Tackles the Issue of Firing Insufficient Workers Without Pitfalls

The VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act is expected to become law. These are some of the key changes impacting employee disciplinary procedures.

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What Federal Employees Should Know About Furloughs

By on May 14, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
What Federal Employees Should Know About Furloughs

What are the differences between an administrative and an emergency furlough? The author provides a detailed explanation.

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What Federal Employees Need to Know About Furloughs and RIFs

By on April 16, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
What Federal Employees Need to Know About Furloughs and RIFs

What should federal employees know about furloughs and RIFs? The author provides the critical basics of each.

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Some of Eric Fanning’s Decisions Could Be Subject to Review, Thanks to Recent SCOTUS Ruling

By on April 5, 2017 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

A recent Supreme Court decision not only potentially has implications for the NLRB, but also the Army.

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Hatch Act Protects Freedom of Political Speech on Social Media… to a Point

By on March 26, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Hatch Act Protects Freedom of Political Speech on Social Media… to a Point

News about federal employees posting their political opinions on social media has been more widespread since the election. What can federal employees legally do (and not do) when it comes to sharing their political opinions?

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Proving Retaliation is ‘In Reprisal For’ Blowing the Whistle

By on January 17, 2017 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Proving Retaliation is ‘In Reprisal For’ Blowing the Whistle

The author discusses the steps federal employees must take to prove retaliation by their agencies against them for blowing the whistle.

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D.C. Circuit Court Rules Private Email Accounts Subject to FOIA

In a case of great significance for federal employees, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit overturned a lower court decision and ruled that “an agency cannot shield its records from search or disclosure” under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) “by the expedient of storing them in a private email account.” The author summarizes the case and what it means for federal workers.

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Honesty is the Best Policy When it Comes to Security Clearance Forms

When filling out an SF86 form, you may face a steeper punishment than denial or revocation of your security clearance. A recent case highlights the repercussions dishonesty can create for federal employees who lie on this form.

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Job Reassignment Standards Continue to Concern Federal Employees

Some recent court cases highlight the challenges and complexities federal employees can encounter when it comes to job reassignments.

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OPM Data Breach Consequences for 2016 and Beyond

By on February 22, 2016 in Current Events with 1 Comment

The recent data breaches at the Office of Personnel Management impacted millions of current and former federal employees. These are highlights of some actions the government is taking to secure the personal data of its workforce.

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