The author says that the federal government continues to fumble with veteran’s preference matters as evidenced by some recent cases.
The MSPB is getting slower at delivering justice.
With federal agencies either hitting the brakes on hiring or implementing draconian cuts, federal employees increasingly found themselves stuck in work environments that saw morale suffer and, in some cases, turned hostile.
A majority of federal employees braved the political and economic storms that hit the federal government in 2011 with their job satisfaction and commitment only declining by 1.5 percent, according to an annual survey of over 276,000 federal civil service workers by the Partnership for Public Service. However, employees at the lowest-ranked federal agencies sank deeper into a rut.
Carol Brown’s case is not precedential, but it raises many of the disability discrimination issues federal employees commonly raise.
The latest Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey shows many federal employees say pay raises are not dependent on performance.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently ruled the U.S. Postal Service was justified in demoting a supervisor to a non-managerial position after he consistently made inappropriate comments and, at one point, dropped his pants at work.
The MSPB extended anti-discrimination provisions to an officer who alleged the government subjected him to discrimination on the basis of his uniformed service.
Beginning Oct. 31, federal employees will be allowed to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave to address “qualifying exigencies” stemming from an immediate family member’s call or order to active military duty.
A new Executive Order signed by President Obama reemphasizes federal agencies’ obligations to promote a diverse workplace.