AWOL Warning from OPM

OPM has provided answers to some frequently asked questions regarding benefits and time off during the ongoing partial government shutdown.

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.