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.
Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) has introduced legislation to prevent Federal employees from being discriminated against because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
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.
A reemployed annuitant could not “create” appeal rights by having her previous agency change the type of her retirement. See why.
When it comes to defending your rights as a federal employee, it is important to be sure you understand the process and perform the necessary steps correctly. The author describes some of the complexities of the appeals process and what federal employees need to know when it comes to protecting their jobs.
In an important case to Agency managers, the Federal Circuit directed the MSPB to uphold the removal of a Park Service Manager who refused a directed reassignment. The Board reversed the Agency, the Administrative Judge who heard the case and its own precedent. The Court found that MSPB violated the law in its decision by failing to follow a clear Federal Circuit precedent.
If a federal job requires that the employee maintain a security clearance, then if the clearance is revoked the employee no longer meets the job’s requirements. No clearance, no job.
The House of Representatives recently passed a bill making it much easier to fire employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs. The author says that while well intentioned, the bill is taking the wrong approach, and he outlines the main problems he sees with the legislation.
In a recent case, a panel of D.C. Circuit Court Judges lambasted OPM for asking for a three judge panel to review a single judge’s ruling without having a case to hang its legal hat on. The author explains why this case is important.
A new report from the Merit Systems Protection Board explains why agencies must follow due process when removing federal employees from their jobs.