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FSIP Rethinks Union Rights and Official Time

By on May 21, 2019 in Court Cases, Human Resources with 0 Comments
FSIP Rethinks Union Rights and Official Time

New members on the FSIP are making a difference on decisions resolving disputes between agencies and unions.

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Justice Delayed Apparently Is Not Justice Denied

By on May 14, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Justice Delayed Apparently Is Not Justice Denied

An IRS employee who was fired invoked arbitration but dragged her feet agreeing to a hearing date. She may receive back pay as the result of the appeals court decision.

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Former State Department Employee Pleads Guilty to Conspiring with Chinese Agents

By on April 25, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Former State Department Employee Pleads Guilty to Conspiring with Chinese Agents

A former State Department employee has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the United States for information she provided to Chinese agents in return for gifts.

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Retire or Be Fired – A Tough Choice But Not Coercion

By on April 22, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Retire or Be Fired – A Tough Choice But Not Coercion

An 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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WikiLeaks Founder Charged with Conspiracy to Hack DoD Computer

By on April 11, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
WikiLeaks Founder Charged with Conspiracy to Hack DoD Computer

The Justice Department announced that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been arrested and charged with conspiracy to hack a government computer.

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Official Time, Telework and Labor Relations in 2019

By on April 10, 2019 in Court Cases, Human Resources with 0 Comments
Official Time, Telework and Labor Relations in 2019

An agency and a union went before the FSIP to resolve a bargaining dispute about official time and telework procedures. Here are the results.

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Man Pretends to Be His Dead Sister to Steal VA Benefits

By on April 9, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Man Pretends to Be His Dead Sister to Steal VA Benefits

A Connecticut man pleaded guilty to stealing over $70,000 in benefits payments from the VA by posing as his dead sister.

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It Wasn’t Me, It Was the Brownies!

By on April 2, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
It Wasn’t Me, It Was the Brownies!

CBP removed an employee for a positive drug test, but he claimed he must have unwittingly eaten a laced brownie beforehand.

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Former DIA Officer Pleads Guilty to Attempted Espionage

By on March 19, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Former DIA Officer Pleads Guilty to Attempted Espionage

A former DIA officer has pleaded guilty to attempted espionage due to efforts to transmit classified defense information to China.

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Former SSA Employee Pleads Guilty to Stealing Thousands of Dollars in Benefits

By on March 18, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Former SSA Employee Pleads Guilty to Stealing Thousands of Dollars in Benefits

A former employee at the Social Security Administration admitted that he used his position to steal tens of thousands of dollars in benefits.

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