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The MSPB Empowerment Act of 2020 and the Possible Effects on Federal Employees Waiting on Appeals

October 15, 2020 11:17 AM , Updated October 18, 2020 10:39 AM
The MSPB Empowerment Act of 2020 and the Possible Effects on Federal Employees Waiting on Appeals

Recently introduced legislation has some provisions that could benefit federal employee whistleblowers.

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The MSPB Empowerment Act of 2020 and the Possible Effects on Federal Employees Bringing Appeals

The MSPB Empowerment Act of 2020 and the Possible Effects on Federal Employees Bringing Appeals

Legislation introduced in the House would reauthorize the MSPB’s board, but would it help with the case backlog?

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Lack of Candor Leads to HR Supervisor’s Removal at DHS

September 9, 2020 3:08 PM
Lack of Candor Leads to HR Supervisor’s Removal at DHS

DHS removed a relatively new employee for lack of candor in filling out his security background investigation questionnaire.

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Illegal Civil Service Appointment Leads to Employee’s Removal

August 31, 2020 7:22 AM
Illegal Civil Service Appointment Leads to Employee’s Removal

Favoritism in the selection process for a HUD field office director eventually resulted in removal to “regularize” his illegal appointment.

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Third Party Watch Dog Group Lacks Standing in Bid to Force Prosecution of Hatch Act Violations

August 24, 2020 8:19 AM
Third Party Watch Dog Group Lacks Standing in Bid to Force Prosecution of Hatch Act Violations

A federal district court has turned aside efforts by a watch dog group to force OSC to prosecute violations of the Hatch Act by a White House official.

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“Please Sir, I Want Some More”

August 4, 2020 9:32 AM
“Please Sir, I Want Some More”

A VA whistleblower challenged a reprimand as retaliatory. The MSPB awarded some damages but drew the line when he asked to be compensated for loss of incentive pay.

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Agency Decision to Revoke Tentative Job Offer Not Appealable

July 16, 2020 11:15 AM
Agency Decision to Revoke Tentative Job Offer Not Appealable

Does the MSPB have jurisdiction over an appeal from an applicant who was made a “tentative” job offer that was revoked by the agency because of a background check?

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Administration Pushes For Senate to Move on MSPB Chair Nomination

July 10, 2020 2:16 PM

The administration is ramping up its push for the Senate to confirm Dennis Kirk, President Trump’s nominee to lead the Merit Systems Protection Board.

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Union-Filed Grievance Preempts Employee Appeal

Union-Filed Grievance Preempts Employee Appeal

A federal employee removed by his agency tried to file an appeal with the Merit Systems Protection Board only to find the Board had no jurisdiction in the case.

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What Are Federal Employees’ Options If Their Case is Stuck at the MSPB?

May 8, 2020 10:05 AM , Updated May 19, 2020 10:52 AM
What Are Federal Employees’ Options If Their Case is Stuck at the MSPB?

The MSPB has been without a quorum for years. What does this mean for federal employees with pending cases?

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