A manager in the VA completed his probationary period but also put him on a performance plan (PIP) because of performance deficiency. The PIP was extended a couple more times but he was ultimately fired for poor performance. The case ultimately went to court for review but the former VA employee stays fired.
How many appeals from a federal employee are too many? When a decision starts out with the sentence such as “This is yet another chapter in the protracted saga of the [petitioner’s] unsuccessful attempt to require the United States Postal Service…to rehire him…” the limit may have been exceeded.
A federal attorney did not want to move to Arlington, VA from Texas so she resigned.
She then filed an appeal contending that the resignation was involuntary and was a constructive removal.
The Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has just issued a decision that gives DoD approval to proceed with the new labor relations structure by overturning a ruling of a lower court.
The Postal Service reached a settlement with an employee being demoted. The former postmaster was to apply for disability retirement and the agency was to cooperate and facilitate his application. A federal court says the agency did not live up to its end of the bargain and send the case back to the MSPB.
Most readers are probably not aware of the “FedRent” initiative but the program has snared an employee of SSA who has now been indicted for mail fraud by allegedly devising a plan to illegally receive funds from HUD.
What will happen to a federal employee’s annuity in the event of a divorce? The answer is not always clear–even after a decision from OPM and the MSPB as demonstrated by this case.
The Board continues to be divided on the issue of government travel cards and disciplinary action. In a case involving allegations of misuse of a government travel, a majority concludes (with three written opinions) that some of the charges were not justified but that a suspension of the employee is appropriate.
An employee supported by AFGE tried to expand the emergency crime provision by arguing that in addition to giving him thirty-days notice of its proposed action, the agency also was required to determine that there was reasonable cause to believe he had committed a crime. The court did not agree.
A Customs and Border Protection Officer who has been on the city council for a Texas town was told by the agency to resign his seat because of an apparent conflict of interest. The employee went to court and district court has issued a preliminary injunction in his favor.