A Criminal Investigator with the Department of Homeland Security who was fired for misconduct in connection with helping her mother try to win U.S. citizenship went to court to try and keep her job. The court sustains the MSPB conclusion that she should be fired.
In a Postal Service case, the court finds an agency may establish a zero tolerance policy leading to automatic removal. In this removal case, an employee fired for getting into a physical altercation on agency property gets returned to the MSPB “for an appropriate remedy in favor of (the employee)…”
Date stamps on documents are important to the Internal Revenue Service which often works with deadlines that may be applicable. This employee was fired after allegedly altering the dates on documents to conceal a mistake based on a law that requires termination of any IRS employee for “falsifying or destroying documents to conceal mistakes made by an employee with respect to a matter involving a taxpayer or taxpayer representative.”
A federal employee said she was divorced but kept her ex-husband and his two children on her federal health insurance policy. An investigator found that a divorce decree submitted by the employee was not issued by a court. She was fired and appealed her case to a federal court.
The Internal Revenue Service typically comes down hard on any of its employees who play fast and loose with their federal income tax returns. Usually this is a firing offense. A recent appeals court decision illustrates the agency’s harsh dealings with tax cheats among its ranks.
This VA employee thought he should be paid at a higher grade level; OPM disagreed.
A candidate for partisan elected position was hired for a federal job after he had declared himself as a candidate. He was fired from the Department of Labor job and the case went to federal court.
For Federal and Postal employees, disability retirement benefits exist as part of their “employment package.” This is a benefit that can become very important. The process of obtaining disability retirement is not simple. Here are some basics about this employment benefit.
When a federal senior executive does not get nominated for a Presidential Rank Award, is that a basis for a discrimination complaint? An executive at HUD charged he was subjected to race discrimination when a department head nominated a white woman but not the complainant. The unhappy executive filed a discrimination complaint and a federal court has now issued its decision.
How many hours of being away from with with an unapproved absence is sufficient to justify firing a federal employee? Apparently 101 hours in three weeks is enough although, in this case, the employee took the case to federal court before the issue was resolved.