A former Homeland Security personnel chief who resigned before the agency could revoke her clearance for making false statements to investigators landed a job with a sensitive DoD agency. When DHS alerted the new agency to the problems she sued both agencies under the Privacy Act.
Two Members of Congress have introduced legislation that is intended to protect certain due process rights of federal employees serving in security sensitive positions.
A recent lawsuit unsuccessfully sought a ruling ordering OPM to require, rather than just encourage, FEHB insurers to cover certain equipment for the hearing impaired.
Federal employees can join a union and pay dues, or they can decide not to join and save their money. Many public sector employees do not have this option. The Supreme Court takes another look at public employees and mandatory union fees. What impact will this case have on federal employees?
Having to resort to federal court to get the Justice Department to turn over documents, the U.S. District Court has now ordered the Attorney General to cough them up to the House Committee in response to its subpoena for the documents.