Here is a unique way to seek a significant promotion in government service. A federal employee submitted letters from her doctor indicating she could not perform the duties of a lower level job. She argued the agency should therefore give her a promotion to a higher level position.
A federal agency put an employee on leave without pay for 60 days and extended his probationary period. When he was fired, he argued proper procedures were not used as he was no longer a probationary employee.
The MSPB overturns the finding of an administrative judge and upholds the removal of a federal manager for misconduct toward a female employee.
The failure to conduct a background check on an illegal alien captured on the Mexican border resulted in the alien returning to the US where he raped two women and murdered one of them. The agency’s 20-day suspension of a supervisor is upheld by the MSPB.
Failing to report income on a tax return can get anyone in trouble. For an IRS employee, it is a firing offense and this case shows it will be upheld on appeal.
A federal supervisor who told an employee to work an extra 30 minutes ended up in a scuffle with the employee and the employee was fired. The employee argued his case all the way to federal court but stays fired.
Violence among Postal Service workers has been a big problem for the agency. When a fight involving a deadly weapon erupted at a union picnic, the agency took action. The employee who was fired appealed because the incident did not occur at work.
Were this employee’s actions “lack of candor” or “falsification”? The employee sees a difference; the court does not so this DHS employee’s appeal fails.
What will a court and the Merit Systems Protection Board consider in determing whether the firing of a federal employee is reasonable? This employee of the VA tested the system and found her firing upheld as a reasonable penalty under the circumstances.
Indictment of federal employee for selling government property could result in prison and fines.