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.
In a landmark ruling, the MSPB on Sept. 30 extended the anti-discrimination provisions of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) to a career uniformed service officer who alleged his federal employer 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.
An OPM report shows that veterans’ rights in the federal hiring process provided under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act of 1998 (VEOA) contributed substantially to more veterans being added to the federal workforce in the 2010 fiscal year.
According to a new Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) report, average amounts awarded in resolution of formal Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) complaints rose by 12.4 percent in the 2010 fiscal year to a net $46.9 million.
Federal agency managers need to be more forthcoming with the information they use in their decisions to fire employees. Due to a February 2011 U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruling, the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board is no longer inclined to consider an agency’s omission of such information from removal notices as a harmless procedural error.
A new report shows women have made significant progress over the past two decades in the federal workplace, but obstacles to equality remain.
A recent MSPB decision more clearly defines the disciplinary limitations of OPM.
A recent ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit is providing a reminder to federal employees that protections for religious beliefs do not automatically translate into a right to skip work.