There are time limits for filing an appeal with the MSPB and, generally, missing the time limit leads to dismissal of a case. In this instance, the employee made a vague assertion about recovery from a hurricane. A court ordered the MSPB to investigate further.
A federal employee can get into hot water with a government credit card. This person got into trouble–and lost his job–as a result of his credit card application.
A federal court came down hard on a Postal Service manager who was fired based on the testimony of another Postal employee.
It is unusual for an attorney to hire his own counsel to defend his actions in representing a client. But, as in this case, it does happen.
The author considers the potential for using mediation to resolve conduct problems where a collaborative approach may prove more successful than a punitive one.
Can an employee who decides to file a grievance change her mind and go to the MSPB instead? What if, as the employee claimed, the union misled her when explaining her options?
Can an employee of the judicial branch appeal to the MSPB based on prior service with the executive branch?
How can we make government more effective and efficient? Probably not through continuous litigation of the same issue. Congress and the administration need to rethink the labor relations structure in agencies responsible for national security.
Colleen Duffy Kiko has been appointed as the new General Counsel for the FLRA.
Commentary on reforming the civil service system.