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No Base Access, No Job

By on July 30, 2018 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
No Base Access, No Job

An Air Force employee whose job required both base access and a security clearance found out the hard way that a previous criminal conviction added up to no job.

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Making Better Use of the Probationary Period

By on July 9, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Making Better Use of the Probationary Period

The MSPB has found that the probationary period is not extensively used, but there are steps agencies can take to utilize it more effectively.

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Federal Circuit Ruling Paves the Way for Additional Paid Military Leave Claims

By on June 26, 2018 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Federal Circuit Ruling Paves the Way for Additional Paid Military Leave Claims

A recent ruling paves the way for some federal employees who served in the military to receive additional paid leave.

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When EEO Isn’t About Discrimination

By on June 13, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
When EEO Isn’t About Discrimination

The author outlines some of the challenges with EEO cases and his suggestions for improving the process.

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Federal Employees Wait as MSPB Vacancies Remain Unfilled

By on May 22, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Federal Employees Wait as MSPB Vacancies Remain Unfilled

A lack of quorum due to vacancies at the MSPB has led to a backlog of cases. What does this mean for federal employees with pending cases?

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VA Pharmacist Loses Bid To Overturn Her Removal

By on March 21, 2018 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
VA Pharmacist Loses Bid To Overturn Her Removal

The VA Medical Center in Washington, DC successfully defended its decision to fire one of its clinical pharmacists based on three charges.

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With Two Nominees, the MSPB May Soon Have Its Quorum

By on March 19, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
With Two Nominees, the MSPB May Soon Have Its Quorum

MSPB may soon have a quorum again after two recent nominations which would move the agency’s backlog of cases forward.

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Quorum Returns at the MSPB With Nomination of New Vice Chairman

By on March 7, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Quorum Returns at the MSPB With Nomination of New Vice Chairman

A nomination has been made by President Trump for the MSPB. When confirmed, there will be a quorum but the caseload is growing each week and problems will remain.

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Do Not Let OPM Reduce Your Retirement Benefits Without an Appeal

By on February 22, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Do Not Let OPM Reduce Your Retirement Benefits Without an Appeal

Some retired federal employees were recently notified by OPM that their annuity payments were being reduced. Do they have any appeal options?

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When is a Law Not a Law?

By on January 17, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
When is a Law Not a Law?

The author asks when or if it is acceptable to work around federal HR law for convenience because the penalty for violation is excessive.

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