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It’s A Free Country: Let’s Go To Court

By on August 26, 2005 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

Can a federal contractor be an applicant for federal employment? Can a federal contractor have the MSPB review his termination just as it would for a federal employee? Now we know the answer.

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Pushing The Right Buttons in the Federal Bureaucracy

By on August 24, 2005 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

Does the recent decision of the DC Circuit Court lead to the dramatic conclusions offered by some observers? The decision does not but the process of introducing change to the federal bureaucracy follows a predictable pattern and requires pushing the right buttons for the players in the process who can make a difference.

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NTEU Gets A Big Win In Round One

By on August 15, 2005 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

An injunction against a portion of the new rules for a human resources system in the Department of Homeland Security is the latest round in the implenting a new civil service structure

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Five Years of Back Pay For This Fed

By on August 4, 2005 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

A federal employee was reinstated with five years of back pay after winning his case in federal court.

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Death, Divorce, Money and Retirement

By on July 8, 2005 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

A former spouse of a federal employee may get a substantially larger annuity when the former fed dies. Here is one case that shows how it can happen.

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Air Force Ethics Problems Highlighted In Bid Protest Decision

By on March 1, 2005 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

Lockheed Martin filed a protest against a decision to award Boeing a large government contract. A government official was found to have manipulated the procurement decisions that gave Boeing an unfair edge in the process.

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Doing a Favor for a Friend May Get This Fed Fired

By on November 15, 2004 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

The Office of Special Counsel is seeking removal of an employee of the Dept. of Interior for seeking to evade veterans preference requirements in order to hire a friend.

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Litigating a New Employee’s Probationary Period

By on September 8, 2004 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

When does a probationary period begin for a federal employee if an employee is re-hired for the same job?

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Federal Employee Gets $300,000 Settlement in Lawsuit

By on August 1, 2004 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

A federal employee prevailed in his EEO complaint against DHS winning over $300,000 in a jury verdict.

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Employee's Appeal of Contracting Decision Dismissed

By on February 11, 2004 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

GAO has dismissed an appeal of a federal employee on contracting out of work but notes that the issue is on procedural grounds and not a substantive ruling on the standing of a federal employee to file such an appeal.

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