Probationary Termination and Office Politics

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.

AWOL and Weak Excuses Lead to Removal

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.