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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No Quorum Means No Movement on MSPB Appeals

By on September 7, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
No Quorum Means No Movement on MSPB Appeals

The lack of a quorum at the MSPB means the agency cannot issue any new decisions, likely leading to a backlog of appeals.

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Making Federal Employees ‘At-Will’ Would Limit Their Legal Recourse

By on August 13, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Making Federal Employees ‘At-Will’ Would Limit Their Legal Recourse

Legislation has been introduced to make employment of future federal employees “at-will.” The author explains the legal implications of this proposed change.

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Supreme Court Reaffirms Where Federal Employees Can Appeal ‘Mixed Case’ Claims

By on July 17, 2017 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Supreme Court Reaffirms Where Federal Employees Can Appeal ‘Mixed Case’ Claims

The Supreme Court recently clarified how “mixed cases” will be handled in courts for federal employees.

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Follow the Rules Act Broadens Whistleblower Protections

By on June 27, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Follow the Rules Act Broadens Whistleblower Protections

The Follow the Rules Act is a new law that may provide extra protections to federal employees who become whistleblowers. This is a summary of the new law.

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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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