Tag: MSPB

How Kellyanne Conway Saved Her Job

on August 13, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
How Kellyanne Conway Saved Her Job

The author says that the Merit Systems Protection Board turned out to be a big factor in why Kellyanne Conway retained her job after reported Hatch Act violations.

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Did DOJ Drug Enforcement Administration Violate the USERRA?

By on July 30, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Did DOJ Drug Enforcement Administration Violate the USERRA?

A DEA agent called out his agency for not selecting him for merit promotion due to bias against reservists on the part of his supervisor.

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Not MSPB Error, But “Garden-Variety” Neglect By Appellant

By on July 23, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Not MSPB Error, But “Garden-Variety” Neglect By Appellant

An attorney who prioritized her summer vacation over preparing for her MSPB appeal hearing has to live with the consequences.

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Lights, Hammer, Action!

By on July 11, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Lights, Hammer, Action!

A VA employee got himself fired when he blew a gasket over a light switch.

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What a Difference a Day Doesn’t Make

By on July 2, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
What a Difference a Day Doesn’t Make

A VA employee, removed for conduct unbecoming after planting an unwanted kiss on a co-worker, ended up before the appeals court in an unsuccessful challenge.

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Loss of State License to Practice Leads to Removal

By on June 25, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Loss of State License to Practice Leads to Removal

See what happened when a VA psychologist’s state license was revoked, leading to his removal from his federal position.

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Conflict of Interest and Statutory Violation at Merit Systems Protection Board?

By on June 18, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Conflict of Interest and Statutory Violation at Merit Systems Protection Board?

The author describes a potential conflict of interest between two labor unions.

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How Common Are Prohibited Personnel Practices?

By on June 17, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
How Common Are Prohibited Personnel Practices?

Data from the MSPB provide an idea of the frequency of prohibited personnel practices.

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Where Have All the Classifiers Gone?

By on June 6, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Where Have All the Classifiers Gone?

The author says the current classification system under the General Schedule is not working. He cites some examples of problems it has created.

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The Rise of the Occupational Questionnaire

By on May 16, 2019 in Human Resources
The Rise of the Occupational Questionnaire

Occupational questionnaires replaced the old KSA process, but may have led to unintended consequences for agencies.

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