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Backlog of Appeals Cases at MSPB Likely to Grow

on October 17, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Backlog of Appeals Cases at MSPB Likely to Grow It will take a minimum of three years to work through the backlog of over 1,500 appeals cases at the Merit Systems Protection Board to grow according to the agency's acting chairman.

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Unwelcome Sexual Contact Leads to Removal

By on September 27, 2018 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Unwelcome Sexual Contact Leads to Removal

Inappropriate conduct of a romantic nature by a female VA employee toward a male employee led to her removal.

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Waiting for an MSPB Decision? Don’t Hold Your Breath

By on September 21, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Waiting for an MSPB Decision? Don’t Hold Your Breath

It is unlikely the MSPB will have new members confirmed in 2018. The most likely scenario is that there will not be any Board members as of March 1, 2019.

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Appeals Court Rules MSPB Erred in Handling Coerced Retirement Claim

By on September 12, 2018 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Appeals Court Rules MSPB Erred in Handling Coerced Retirement Claim

A Department of Commerce employee has convinced the appeals court that his retirement was involuntary because of a hostile work environment.

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The Unique Legal World of Title 38 Veterans Administration Doctors and Nurses

By on September 10, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
The Unique Legal World of Title 38 Veterans Administration Doctors and Nurses

Title 38 is a unique hiring authority that applies to some federal employees and one that creates a much different appeals process.

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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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