Tag: MSPB

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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Addressing the ‘Crisis’ at the MSPB

By on May 9, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Addressing the ‘Crisis’ at the MSPB

A new bill would allow the MSPB to take action on certain matters even without a quorum.

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Third MSPB Member Finally Nominated

By on May 1, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Third MSPB Member Finally Nominated

The long awaited third member of the MSPB has been nominated. Does this mean the case backlog will finally start to improve?

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Retire or Be Fired – A Tough Choice But Not Coercion

By on April 22, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Retire or Be Fired – A Tough Choice But Not Coercion

An Army employee who elected to retire rather than be removed for unacceptable performance sought reinstatement by arguing he was coerced into retiring.

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It Wasn’t Me, It Was the Brownies!

By on April 2, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
It Wasn’t Me, It Was the Brownies!

CBP removed an employee for a positive drug test, but he claimed he must have unwittingly eaten a laced brownie beforehand.

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What Is Going On at the MSPB?

By on March 21, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
What Is Going On at the MSPB?

What is happening at the MSPB now that there are no Board Members confirmed by the Senate?

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Politics and the Importance of the Civil Service

By on March 7, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Politics and the Importance of the Civil Service

The author says that although the civil service system is not perfect, a return to the “spoils system” would be devastating for the federal workforce.

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