The author explains how a small federal agency decided to take a stand to ensure that its regulations were not modified through the collective bargaining process and suggests that other agencies that issue government wide regulations should take similar action.
An employee being fired for submitting false information apparently sent in more false information when responding to the proposed removal.
An Air Force man thought the September 11 attacks were a “beautiful sight” and that the US deserved to be attacked. He ended up as a baggage screener with TSA but did not disclose his “near seditionist behavior” that led to an early discharge from the military. His appeal of his prison sentence is not convincing to a federal court.
Continuing to receive worker’s compensation benefits after returning to work with an agency can lead to removal from federal employment.
Divorce can be expensive. This retired federal employee not only gave part of his annuity to his former wife, he also got notified by OPM that he had not been paying enough and that he also owed her more than $24,000 in additional money.
How much leeway does a federal employee have in publicly disagreeing with agency policy decisions? An agency has the right to expect loyal, professional service from its employees even though a whistleblower is protected.
There appears to be a significant change in direction at the Federal Labor Relations Authority. Federal agencies may like the new approach.
This federal employee went from getting good ratings to being terminated during his probationary period after he became involved in internal office politics. But, despite being a probationary employee, he will get his day in court after filing a complaint that he was fired for engaging in protected EEO activity.
How much accommodation is necessary for an agency to comply with the Rehabilitation Act? In this case, the court found that the Postal Service did not unlawfully discriminate when it placed an employee on sick leave and a court granted summary judgment for the agency.
Federal employment cases are complex. This one has been going on since 1995. It isn’t over yet. A federal court has remanded the case back to the MSPB to gather more evidence regarding reasonable accommodation and the removal of a welder by the Department of the Army.