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Two Federal Employees Suspended Without Pay for Violating Hatch Act

By on June 24, 2020 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Two Federal Employees Suspended Without Pay for Violating Hatch Act

Two federal employees have been suspended without pay for violating the Hatch Act while on duty.

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Court of Appeals Overturns FLRA on Bargaining Issue

Court of Appeals Overturns FLRA on Bargaining Issue

A Court of Appeals has expanded the scope of bargaining in the federal government by overturning a decision of the FLRA.

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Dramatic Decrease in Official Time at VA

By on May 29, 2020 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Dramatic Decrease in Official Time at VA

The VA is successfully implementing recent executive orders to restrict the use of official time and free office space previously used by unions.

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Are Whistleblowers More Likely to Be Fired if They Are Probationary Employees?

By on May 28, 2020 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Are Whistleblowers More Likely to Be Fired if They Are Probationary Employees?

A GAO report attempted to determine if whistleblowers are more likely to be fired when they are in probationary status.

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Probation in the Time of Pandemic

By on May 13, 2020 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Probation in the Time of Pandemic

The author says that during the time of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, effective use of the probationary period is more important than ever.

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What Are Federal Employees’ Options If Their Case is Stuck at the MSPB?

What Are Federal Employees’ Options If Their Case is Stuck at the MSPB?

The MSPB has been without a quorum for years. What does this mean for federal employees with pending cases?

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What Federal Employees Should Know About EEOC’s Rehabilitation Act Guidance and the Coronavirus

By on May 4, 2020 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
What Federal Employees Should Know About EEOC’s  Rehabilitation Act Guidance and the Coronavirus

The EEOC has issued guidance regarding what agencies can and cannot do related to medical inquiries during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Federal Employees, Safety and Unions

By on April 29, 2020 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Federal Employees, Safety and Unions

Federal employee unions are highlighting their conditions that “must be met” before employees return to work. Federal employees should exercise caution though.

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OPM Addresses Questions About Returning Federal Employees to Work Post Coronavirus

By on April 24, 2020 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
OPM Addresses Questions About Returning Federal Employees to Work Post Coronavirus

OPM published a list of FAQs regarding plans to return federal employees to normal work environments in the wake of the coronavirus.

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DC Regional Leaders Ask for More Telework for Federal Employees

By on April 24, 2020 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
DC Regional Leaders Ask for More Telework for Federal Employees

Local leaders from the DC region want OPM to extend telework policies, saying it will help save federal employees’ lives.

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