A Positive Drug Test? What Should We Do Now?

When this Army facility conducted random drug tests, it apparently never had a positive result. When one showed up, there was some confusion and, eventually, the employee was fired. The MSPB upheld the removal but the Federal Circuit sent the case back to the Board noting that “all relevant email related to (this) case is beyond question.”

Change Comes Slowly for Congressional Staffers–But This Staffer Can Claim a Court Victory

Congress has sometimes been referred to as “the last plantation.” But changes have come to the legislative branch–they just don’t happen very fast. In this case, a former Senate staffer claims he was terminated because he needed time off to recover from surgery and that he was “perceived as disabled.” But does the law apply when a Senator decides not to run for re-election? A court says that it does.

If at First You Don’t Succeed…Keep on Appealing

An applicant for a federal job with the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) had been barred from federal employment because of a negative suitability determination by OPM. She appealed the disbarment to MSPB and signed a settlement agreement. When she did not get selected by BOP she filed a petition to get the MSPB to enforce the settlement agreement. She lost there and then went to federal court where the court agreed that she was trying to add provisions into the settlement agreement that OPM had not been willing to previously accept.