Court Cases

NTEU Gets A Big Win In Round One

August 15, 2005 9:23 AM

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

August 4, 2005 7:51 AM

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

July 8, 2005 7:58 AM

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

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

November 15, 2004 7:41 AM

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

September 8, 2004 6:54 AM

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

August 1, 2004 8:29 PM

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

February 11, 2004 12:00 AM

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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No Blood, No Foul, No Unfair Labor Practice

Political battle arises over the creation of the Department of Homeland Security but this recent decision from the FLRA may give the Administration ammunition in its argument that the current program isn’t efficient or effective.

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