Tag: MSPB

Poor Customer Service Leads to Removal

August 17, 2016 3:34 PM , Updated August 18, 2016 4:08 PM
Poor Customer Service Leads to Removal

An IRS employee who cursed out a taxpayer in front of several witnesses could not persuade the court that his removal was unwarranted.

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The Adjudication of Attendance

The Adjudication of Attendance

The author says that it is a well established fact that managers have the right to establish standards for requiring employee attendance at work. He notes, however, that failure to enforce attendance requirements can result in further attendance problems and lower morale among employees. He says that supervisors should never be afraid to initiate the appropriate action when warranted and cites some cases as precedent for enforcing consistent attendance in the federal workplace.

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Make it Easy to Fire Federal Workers… And Then What?

July 28, 2016 2:11 PM
Make it Easy to Fire Federal Workers… And Then What?

The author says that the government does a poor job of dealing with its poor performing employees, however, he says that making it easier to fire federal employees is not the answer.

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Some Federal Employees Will Have a Chance to Voice Their Workplace Concerns

July 27, 2016 3:22 PM

Have a concern or frustration about your agency or your job? You may have a chance to share your feedback in the upcoming Merit Principles Survey.

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Don't Just Look For the Management Label

The appeals court agrees with the Merit Systems Protection Board that just because an HR Specialist had access to confidential personnel databases and was labeled a manager by her agency does not mean that she was in a management position or one that otherwise gave the Board jurisdiction over her adverse action (demotion) appeal.

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Legislation Introduced to Facilitate the Removal Process of Federal Employees

July 17, 2016 2:54 PM , Updated November 14, 2016 8:34 AM

A bill recently introduced in the House of Representatives would limit the amount of time federal employees have to appeal adverse actions. Ironically however, another House bill introduced at the same time would help strengthen protections for whistleblowers.

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House Trying Again to Make It Easier to Fire VA Employees

July 6, 2016 7:42 PM , Updated August 21, 2016 9:17 PM

Congressman Jeff Miller (R-FL) is taking another shot at reforming policy at the VA, this time with a bill that would strengthen whistleblower protections and institute a number of measures intended to hold agency employees more accountable for wrongdoing.

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Fired Employee Convinces Court to Throw Out MSPB Decision

A DFAS (Defense Finance and Accounting Service) employee removed for being found ineligible for a sensitive position due to numerous outstanding debts won a reprieve from the federal appeals court when it threw out the decision of the Merit Systems Protection Board and sent the case back for another look.

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Mama Bear's Efforts to Save Her Son's Job Added Up to Nepotism

A Supervisory Patent Examiner who retired rather than be busted down to a non-supervisory position for the offense of nepotism was unable to persuade the Merit Systems Protection Board, and now the appeals court, to hear her case.

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Retroactive Restoration and the TSP Account

A VA employee ordered retroactively restored when his removal was cancelled by the MSPB argues with the agency’s handling of his account with the Thrift Savings Plan.

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