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He Said, They Said

An instructor at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), fired as the result of allegations he fraternized with female students, tried unsuccessfully to argue that poor witness credibility decisions amounted to error on the part of the review board that has upheld his removal.

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Beware: Federal Employment Protections Have Limits

May 3, 2016 7:01 AM , Updated August 18, 2016 11:42 AM

Many federal laws protect civil service employees from losing their jobs, but the protections only go so far. The author lists several key points for federal employees to remember to keep their jobs on the right track.

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Air Force Loses Round on Military Service Discrimination Claim

An appeal against the Air Force for discrimination based on military service has been kept alive by a recent federal appeals court decision.

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Lone Wolf 1 – Bureaucracy 0

The federal appeals court has concluded that the Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Agency violated the USERRA by refusing to extend a criminal investigator’s tour in Lima, Peru.

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Disciplinary Action Process for Fed Workers Ripe for Change?

March 20, 2016 1:21 PM
Disciplinary Action Process for Fed Workers Ripe for Change?

Change is afoot in Congress for the federal human resources system for rating and removing federal employees. Federal employees who have been around for awhile may think we are moving forward to 1978—the last major legislative change in these areas.

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Forced Retirement – or Removal?

An IRS employee failed with the MSPB, and now the court, to overturn her retirement as coerced.

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MSPB Cites New Record in Number of Cases Handled

March 9, 2016 7:36 PM

In its annual report, the MSPB cites record-setting case processing actions and decisions. Publicity for the quasi-judicial agency has not all been favorable though.

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Legislation Introduced to Protect LGBT Federal Employees From Discrimination

March 2, 2016 4:47 PM , Updated August 24, 2016 7:45 PM

Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) has introduced legislation to prevent Federal employees from being discriminated against because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Canceling Employee Fellowship is Not Appealable

A Department of Air Force researcher appealed when her agency cancelled her RAND Fellowship, arguing it was in retaliation for her involvement in a federal court case. See how the Board and the appeals court reacted.

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Change in the SF-50 Does Not Bestow Appeal Rights

A reemployed annuitant could not “create” appeal rights by having her previous agency change the type of her retirement. See why.

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