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Hired at 2 Agencies But Not Showing Up

By on February 23, 2017 in Agency News, Court Cases with 0 Comments
Hired at 2 Agencies But Not Showing Up

A contractor “working” for OPM and NSA billed both agencies but wasn’t showing up at either one. Someone noticed. He has been sentenced to community service and paying $70,000 back to the government.

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Court Awards Back Pay to Federal Employees Over 2013 Government Shutdown

By on February 17, 2017 in Court Cases, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Court Awards Back Pay to Federal Employees Over 2013 Government Shutdown

The U.S. Court of Federal Claims has just handed down a payday bonanza for federal employees who signed up for the class action case demanding redress for lost pay during the 2013 government shutdown.

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Was This Federal Employee Too Clever by Half?

By on February 14, 2017 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Was This Federal Employee Too Clever by Half?

A federal employee removed for poor performance refused to accept or sign for the notice of termination. On appeal he argued harmful error in that the agency had not served him with proper notice. See how the appeals court deals with this ploy.

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Whistleblower Wins at Appeals Court

By on February 8, 2017 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Whistleblower Wins at Appeals Court

Finding that the Government failed to justify reassignment of a Department of Justice whistleblower, the appeals court has bounced his appeal back to MSPB and ordered the Government to pay his costs.

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Circuit Court Slams FLRA Again, Vindicates Pizzella’s Dissents

By on January 19, 2017 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Circuit Court Slams FLRA Again, Vindicates Pizzella’s Dissents

The author discusses a recent case involving the FLRA which he says is the latest in a series that has done great damage to the labor relations program.

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A Conviction By Any Other Name…

By on January 18, 2017 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
A Conviction By Any Other Name…

A federal law enforcement official could not persuade the appeals court to overturn his removal stemming from his conviction on a Virginia felony charge for possession with intent to distribute.

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Proving Retaliation is ‘In Reprisal For’ Blowing the Whistle

By on January 17, 2017 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Proving Retaliation is ‘In Reprisal For’ Blowing the Whistle

The author discusses the steps federal employees must take to prove retaliation by their agencies against them for blowing the whistle.

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Some Things Should Be Kept From the Boss

By on December 21, 2016 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

The appeals court has thrown out an arbitration decision upholding removal of a Department of Defense teacher, finding her due process was violated when the chain of command discussed her case.

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Don’t Let E-Mails Delete Your Federal Career

By on November 15, 2016 in Court Cases, Leadership with 0 Comments
Don’t Let E-Mails Delete Your Federal Career

Misuse of email can lead to the end of a federal employee’s career. Here are some tips to make sure this doesn’t happen to you.

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All In the Family

By on November 7, 2016 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

Accepting reimbursement for services that were actually paid for by a relative leads to a federal employee’s removal.

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