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Man Arrested for Attempting to Defraud VA in Multimillion Dollar Coronavirus Scam

By on April 11, 2020 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Man Arrested for Attempting to Defraud VA in Multimillion Dollar Coronavirus Scam

A Georgia man has been charged with trying to sell the VA non-existent protective equipment for the coronavirus totaling over $750 million.

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No Written Election by the Retiree Results in No Survivor’s Annuity

By on April 9, 2020 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
No Written Election by the Retiree Results in No Survivor’s Annuity

The widow of a deceased federal annuitant cannot collect a survivor’s annuity because her spouse never elected one for her.

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Supreme Court Overturns Decision in Federal Age Discrimination Case

By on April 6, 2020 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Supreme Court Overturns Decision in Federal Age Discrimination Case

The Supreme Court upended the way the federal government has defended against age discrimination complaints under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.

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VA Streamlined Discipline Authority Reined in by Court

By on April 2, 2020 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
VA Streamlined Discipline Authority Reined in by Court

The law giving VA streamlined disciplinary authority was applied to employee misconduct that occurred before the effective date. See how the appeals court has ruled.

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Government Sued Over Federal Employees Exposed to Coronavirus

By on March 30, 2020 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Government Sued Over Federal Employees Exposed to Coronavirus

A class action lawsuit has been filed against the government on behalf of federal employees who may have been exposed to the coronavirus.

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NCIS Japan

By on March 27, 2020 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
NCIS Japan

An NCIS investigator in Japan who was suspended and demoted following revocation of his driving privileges took his case to the federal appeals court.

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Former Acting IG Indicted for Stealing Software and Federal Employees’ Personal Data

By on March 7, 2020 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Former Acting IG Indicted for Stealing Software and Federal Employees’ Personal Data

A former DHS acting IG is alleged to have stolen software and personal data of federal employees to sell for a profit.

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Don’t Forget to Consider the Relevant Time Period for Your Settlement Agreement

By on March 4, 2020 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Don’t Forget to Consider the Relevant Time Period for Your Settlement Agreement

As a recent court case shows, the time period (or lack thereof) on a settlement agreement can have surprising consequences for federal employees.

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Excepted Service Appointee Not Entitled to Review of Termination

By on February 25, 2020 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Excepted Service Appointee Not Entitled to Review of Termination

A DEA agent who omitted information on prior workplace discipline in his application had no right of appeal to the MSPB.

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Bait and Swindle: Why Federal Employees Should Never File Mixed Case Complaints

By on February 21, 2020 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Bait and Swindle: Why Federal Employees Should Never File Mixed Case Complaints

The author explains why federal employees should avoid filing mixed case complaints.

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