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Court Dismisses AFGE’s Hatch Act Lawsuit

By on August 5, 2020 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
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”

By on August 4, 2020 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
“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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Man Arraigned for Embezzling Over $200k from His Father’s VA Account

By on July 28, 2020 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Man Arraigned for Embezzling Over $200k from His Father’s VA Account

An Atlanta man has been arraigned in court for allegations that he embezzled over $200k worth of VA funds intended for the care of his disabled father.

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Man Pretends to be Navy SEAL to Steal VA Benefits

By on July 26, 2020 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Man Pretends to be Navy SEAL to Steal VA Benefits

A Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty to pretending to be a Navy SEAL in order to receive VA benefits to which he was not entitled.

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Agency Decision to Revoke Tentative Job Offer Not Appealable

By on July 16, 2020 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Agency Decision to Revoke Tentative Job Offer Not Appealable

Does the MSPB have jurisdiction over an appeal from an applicant who was made a “tentative” job offer that was revoked by the agency because of a background check?

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Pulling Security Clearance Leads to Disciplinary Indefinite Suspension

By on July 6, 2020 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Pulling Security Clearance Leads to Disciplinary Indefinite Suspension

DOJ indefinitely suspended an employee after his security clearance was pulled. See how he made out on appeal.

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Supreme Court Orders Restructuring of CFPB

By on June 29, 2020 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Supreme Court Orders Restructuring of CFPB

The Supreme Court has determined in a 5-4 decision that the structure of a controversial agency created in 2008 must be restructured.

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Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing Over $400k in Pension Benefits

By on June 20, 2020 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing Over $400k in Pension Benefits

A Maryland man is facing prison time for spending his dead mother’s government pension payments.

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Implications for Supreme Court’s LGBT Employment Discrimination Decision for Federal Employees

By on June 18, 2020 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Implications for Supreme Court’s LGBT Employment Discrimination Decision for Federal Employees

What are the implications for federal employees from the recent Supreme Court decision on workplace discrimination?

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Former Federal Employee Posed as CIA Operative to Steal Millions

By on June 15, 2020 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Former Federal Employee Posed as CIA Operative to Steal Millions

A former federal employee with the DEA created an elaborate story in which he falsely claimed to be a covert CIA operative to steal millions of dollars.

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