Absence without leave (AWOL) can be a successful way to fire a federal employee–often because it is easier to prove than other charges. In this case, the employee offered various reasons why she should not be fired for being AWOL but the MSPB and court did not buy into her rationale.
A federal attorney violated the Hatch Act and the MSPB has ordered the Small Business Administration to remove him from federal service.
What was the reason for firing this federal employee? He argued it was because he was called up for military duty. The agency said it was because he had involvement with convicted felons in his outside employment.
The OSC says the MSPB has approved a settlement agreement in a case filed by OSC against the Army Corps of Engineers. The agreement gives the former employee back pay, leave and other benefits as if he had not left the agency.
A court of appeals finds that OPM had an obligation to to check out the facts of a case that impact the election of a survivor annuity. The case is therefore sent back to the Board for a new decision based on the finding of the court.
The Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit has decided that the labor relations portion of the new human resources system for DHS is not consistent with Congressional intent.
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.