Legislation has been introduced in Congress to extend MSPB appeal rights to approximately 7,500 Postal Service employees.
The author points out that federal employees take an oath of office as part of their job duties, much like the president does. He analyzes the meaning behind this oath as it relates to one’s duties as a federal worker.
There will no longer be a quorum at the MSPB later this week. This means decisions on Petitions for Review cannot be issued. Here is the situation.
Accepting reimbursement for services that were actually paid for by a relative leads to a federal employee’s removal.
The author says that the VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act uses a carrot and stick approach to reforming the agency, but that it currently offers too many sticks for dealing with problem employees and not enough carrots to reward good employees.