A federal employee fell out of his vehicle and it struck a parked car. The employee was fired. The MSPB and a federal court says the removal was reasonable under the circumstances.
The “push-pull” theory applies to both economic and marketing models. It can also apply to how the federal pay raise is approved each year. Will next year’s raise be “pulled” up or “pushed” down?
A federal attorney found himself the subject of an independent counsel’s investigation as a result of the investigation of former HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros. The federal attorney also found himself saddled with more than $22,000 in attorney fees as a result of the investigation. He petitioned to get the fees reimbursed and a court gives him the money.
The COLA adjustment for retirees won’t be final until the September figures are calculated. For now, the differential is 3.1%.
Federal agencies spend millions of dollars each year to subsidize federal employee unions. The reasons for the continued subsidies are complex. The author poses the question: Is it time to stop subsidizing federal employee labor unions?
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 District Court for DC has refused to issue a stay of its ruling that the Justice Department is free to review the material seized from Congressman William Jefferson’s office.
There is a continuing debate about the pay of federal employees–too high or too low or about right? With the large variety of federal jobs, there is no one right answer but the internet may give readers a feel for what their value would be on the open market.
Should federal employees with a duty station in America maintain their primary residence in the United States? Most readers probably thought this was a requirement for Customs and Border Protection agents. It wasn’t.
The Dept. of Energy initiated an adverse action against an employee what was not physically able to perform his job. The employee elected to retire “under protest” and filed an appeal. He will apparently continue to be a retired federal employee.