A federal official taking disciplinary action against an employee needs to know the principles involved before initiating the action. Federal employees have numerous avenues of appeal available–any one of which can result in overturning your action.
A former federal employee hired an attorney for two cases. Unfortunately for the former fed, the attorney did not make any arguments on the case the court had the authority to review.
A change in the agency’s policy for correcting deficiencies in firearms proficiency leads to an unfair labor practice charge. The decision on whether the change was significant or trivial went back and forth through the bureaucratic litigation and ends up with a federal court deciding the change was significant.
What is “alternative discipline” of a federal employee and how is it implemented?
An employee with 17 years of federal service was convicted for making a falst statement to obtain compensation. He also lost his job and a court upholds the removal.
This agency told the employee he would be a good manager and told him to report to a new office in a new location with a promotion. The employee he was not qualified and retired in lieu of an involuntary separation. He appealed but the agency’s actions were upheld.
With controversy and litigation surrounding the establishing of new labor relations programs in the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, this author has suggestions for how to improve the existing programs to resolve some of the problems faced by federal agencies.
Federal injury cases usually involve a slip, fall or other mundane injuries. This federal employee was shot. His attempts to get more money under the Federal Tort Claims Act fall short though.
An employee who disliked a supervisor was transferred. After five years, the agency planned to reassign him back to the first supervisor. The employee filed an appeal contesting the reassignment.
What are the steps a supervisor or manager should take in analyzing and responding to a grievance? Here is guidance on how to approach an issue that can create problems if not done carefully and thoughtfully.