Court Cases

Missed a Survivor Annuity by Six Days

January 18, 2021 12:14 PM

A federal retiree’s widow missed out on claiming a survivor annuity by days. See how the appeals court ruled.

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Whistleblowing Did Not Protect VA Nurse from Removal

January 5, 2021 8:18 AM

A VA nurse was removed after he blew the whistle on violation of privacy rules. The MSPB upheld his removal despite him claiming whistleblower status.

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Supreme Court Opens Federal Officials to Damages in Their Individual Capacity

December 14, 2020 12:11 PM , Updated December 14, 2020 5:52 PM

The Supreme Court recently held that federal agents who placed practicing Muslims on the No Fly List can be sued for damages in their individual capacity.

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Retire or Be Fired – A Tough Choice But Not Coercion

November 17, 2020 10:47 AM
Retire or Be Fired – A Tough Choice But Not Coercion

A 33-year Army employee who elected to retire rather than be removed for unacceptable performance sought reinstatement by arguing he was coerced into retiring.

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Former Federal Employee Sentenced for Posing as Covert CIA Officer to Steal Millions

October 29, 2020 9:55 AM
Former Federal Employee Sentenced for Posing as Covert CIA Officer to Steal Millions

A former federal employee at the DEA has been sentenced for orchestrating a scheme posing as a covert CIA officer to steal millions of dollars.

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NTEU Sues Trump Over Schedule F Executive Order

October 28, 2020 7:55 AM
NTEU Sues Trump Over Schedule F Executive Order

NTEU has sued President Trump over his recent Executive Order that establishes a new class of federal employees.

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How to Navigate From Proposed Removal to 30-Day Suspension for Running an Etsy Store On Government Time and Computer

October 19, 2020 8:54 AM
How to Navigate From Proposed Removal to 30-Day Suspension for Running an Etsy Store On Government Time and Computer

A bargaining unit member at the FAA, facing removal from her job for running an Etsy store on her government time and equipment, turned to the union for defense.

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Does National Guard Service Count Toward Federal Retirement?

September 24, 2020 10:42 AM
Does National Guard Service Count Toward Federal Retirement?

This case involves a determination by OPM not to credit 87 days served by a Federal retiree in the Army National Guard of Connecticut.

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Former VA Doctor Pleads Guilty to Sexually Abusing Veterans Under His Care

September 19, 2020 1:41 PM
Former VA Doctor Pleads Guilty to Sexually Abusing Veterans Under His Care

A former VA doctor has pleaded guilty to three counts of sexual abuse of veterans under his care.

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Court Upholds Implementing LR Orders for Federal Employees

September 17, 2020 9:04 AM
Court Upholds Implementing LR Orders for Federal Employees

The latest attempt by unions to sidetrack President Trump’s labor relations Executive Orders has been denied by a court.

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