Change is coming slowly to the federal human resources program but changes are being made with a backdrop of litigation and unhappiness.
Nominations for Service to America Medals are open until March 8, 2006.
TSP investors had a mixed month in February with the bond funds having a positive return and finishing ahead of all of the stock funds for the month.
The DC Circuit Court of Appeals has issued a significant decision that holds a federal employee’s claim of discrimination based on retaliation under Title VII does not have to demonstrate that the agency’s retaliation was in the form of a personnel action.
When does an employee have to serve a new probationary period? In this case, the court told the MSPB to take a closer look at the case of an air marshal who previously worked for the Immigration Service in a job with some similarities.
A federal employee charged with using abusive and obscene language signed a last chance agreement. When he didn’t show up for work, the agency reinstated the removal action and a court finds that he had waived his right of appeal.
Winning a case does not guarantee a result that the winner envisioned. This veteran won his case but didn’t get the job he was seeking.
A federal employee argued he did not understand the last chance settlement agreement and that the agency had acted in bad faith. But, in the absence of any proof, the court dismissed his case and he lost his federal job.
Federal employees overwhelmingly disagree with using the TSP’s G fund to help avoid a debt ceiling problem.
Changes to the procedures for allowing protests to a decision for contracting government work could lead to an interesting situation. An agency offical can protest his own agency’s decision.