Court Cases

Judges Issue Orders Blocking Postal Service Cuts

September 28, 2020 3:09 PM

Four judges have now issued injunction orders barring the U.S. Postal Service from making service reductions ahead of the November presidential election that critics have said could prevent timely ballot deliveries.

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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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Former IRS Employee Pleads Guilty to Filing False Tax Returns

September 14, 2020 3:05 PM
Former IRS Employee Pleads Guilty to Filing False Tax Returns

A former IRS employee has pleaded guilty to filing hundreds of false tax returns for herself and others.

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Lack of Candor Leads to HR Supervisor’s Removal at DHS

September 9, 2020 3:08 PM
Lack of Candor Leads to HR Supervisor’s Removal at DHS

DHS removed a relatively new employee for lack of candor in filling out his security background investigation questionnaire.

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Illegal Civil Service Appointment Leads to Employee’s Removal

August 31, 2020 7:22 AM
Illegal Civil Service Appointment Leads to Employee’s Removal

Favoritism in the selection process for a HUD field office director eventually resulted in removal to “regularize” his illegal appointment.

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Third Party Watch Dog Group Lacks Standing in Bid to Force Prosecution of Hatch Act Violations

August 24, 2020 8:19 AM
Third Party Watch Dog Group Lacks Standing in Bid to Force Prosecution of Hatch Act Violations

A federal district court has turned aside efforts by a watch dog group to force OSC to prosecute violations of the Hatch Act by a White House official.

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Court Dismisses AFGE’s Hatch Act Lawsuit

August 5, 2020 10:21 AM
Court Dismisses AFGE’s Hatch Act Lawsuit

AFGE’s lawsuit against OSC for its recent Hatch Act guidance has been dismissed by a Maryland court.

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“Please Sir, I Want Some More”

August 4, 2020 9:32 AM
“Please Sir, I Want Some More”

A VA whistleblower challenged a reprimand as retaliatory. The MSPB awarded some damages but drew the line when he asked to be compensated for loss of incentive pay.

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