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Threats Against Co-Workers Lead to Navy Employee's Removal

By on May 14, 2012 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

A Navy employee is unable to get the court to overturn his removal for making threats against coworkers and dissing his supervisors.

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MSPB "Firing Squads" versus Traditional Disciplinary Procedures

By on May 1, 2012 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

What is the best way for an agency to take a disciplinary action? An experienced federal human resources expert offers an opinion and explains what factors go into winning an appeal.

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Fed Employees’ Removals Reversed because of Termination Secrets

By on August 16, 2011 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

Federal agency managers need to be more forthcoming with the information they use in their decisions to fire employees. Due to a February 2011 U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruling, the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board is no longer inclined to consider an agency’s omission of such information from removal notices as a harmless procedural error.

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Removal of Air Force Nurse Upheld Despite "Discomfort With Harshness" of the Penalty

By on September 20, 2010 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

In an Air Force case, a registered nurse is fired and stays fired despite the court’s “discomfort with the harshness” of the removal penalty.

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Those Pesky Background Checks Can Lead to Removal

By on November 18, 2008 in Court Cases, Current Events with 0 Comments

Can an employee fired during a probationary period file an appeal with the MSPB if she is fired as a result of information uncovered during a background check? The MSPB said “no” and this case involving an IRS employee went to federal court.

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DoD Employee Gets a Second Shot With MSPB on Removal Appeal

An auditor with the Inspector General for DoD was fired after losing his security clearance. His removal was upheld by the MSPB but a federal court gives him a second shot at overturning his removal.

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AWOL and Weak Excuses Lead to Removal

By on August 15, 2006 in Current Events with 0 Comments

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.

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What’s Really in Those New Executive Orders?

By on May 30, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
What’s Really in Those New Executive Orders?

Three new executive orders have the potential to impact the federal workforce. The author analyzes the details of one that streamlines removal procedures.

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Presidential Power Versus Employees’ Constitutional Rights: Interpreting the Executive Orders Affecting Federal Workers

By on October 21, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Presidential Power Versus Employees’ Constitutional Rights: Interpreting the Executive Orders Affecting Federal Workers

President Trump’s three labor relations executive orders were recently allowed to take effect. What impact will they have on federal employees?

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A Tale of Two Factors

By on March 10, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
A Tale of Two Factors

The author says that federal HR advisors have gotten more cautious in their approach to discipline and often overlook the main focus of solving the problem.

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