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Court Slaps Down AFGE on Its Efforts to Avoid Reinstatement of National Union Official

By on November 16, 2017 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Court Slaps Down AFGE on Its Efforts to Avoid Reinstatement of National Union Official

Following a court’s order to undo the removal of the National Secretary-Treasurer of AFGE, Eugene Hudson, the union tried to get the court to issue an emergency stay of its order so the union could have time to fire him again. The court declined to do so and its order to reinstate Hudson to his national office still stands.

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Are Apparent Factional Battles at AFGE Challenging Union President?

By on November 15, 2017 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Are Apparent Factional Battles at AFGE Challenging Union President?

Internal politics at AFGE, which represents more Federal employees than any other union in the Federal sector, are getting interesting.

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Second Guessing the FBI or Any Other Agency’s Specific Authority

By on November 8, 2017 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Second Guessing the FBI or Any Other Agency’s Specific Authority

The author says that a recent case regarding a security clearance involves a political decision from a judge that he says ultimately harms the agency’s mission.

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DoD Succeeds in Removing a Police Officer the Second Time Around

By on November 2, 2017 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
DoD Succeeds in Removing a Police Officer the Second Time Around

A Defense Department police officer got in trouble with the law in California. Before his plea deal came about, the Department took action….three times…but only the second removal action made it through on appeal.

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¿Qué Pasó?

By on October 25, 2017 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
¿Qué Pasó?

A Spanish language translator who was fired by SSA demanded he be provided an interpreter during the appeal, and failure to do so amounted to denial of due process.

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A Pending Supreme Court Case Calls Constitutionality of Administrative Law Judges’ Decisions into Question

By on October 23, 2017 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
A Pending Supreme Court Case Calls Constitutionality of Administrative Law Judges’ Decisions into Question

Are administrative law judges allowed to issue final decisions in adjudicative and administrative hearings? The Supreme Court is looking at the issue.

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No Damages For OPM Data Breach

By on September 19, 2017 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
No Damages For OPM Data Breach

A federal court has sided in favor of OPM and one of its contractors in lawsuits filed by AFGE and NTEU seeking damages in the data breaches that exposed the personal data of over 20 million current and former federal employees.

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A Federal Internship Does Not Guarantee a Permanent Position

By on August 14, 2017 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
A Federal Internship Does Not Guarantee a Permanent Position

Does the Merit Systems Protection Board have jurisdiction to review an agency’s decision not to convert an intern position to a permanent appointment? The MSPB says no and the appeals court now agrees.

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DOD Budget Sequestration Furlough in 2013 Affirmed

By on August 8, 2017 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
DOD Budget Sequestration Furlough in 2013 Affirmed

In one of many appeals brought by furloughed Defense employees as the result of the 2013 budget sequestration process, the appeals court has found no error in the handling of one employee’s appeal.

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Union Official Sues AFGE for Defamation

By on July 25, 2017 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Union Official Sues AFGE for Defamation

A district court has refused to dismiss a defamation action brought by a local union official against the union and at least one AFGE representative, thus giving this aggrieved union member, a former local AFGE official, a day in court.

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