Federal Sector Workplace is Most Violent According to Recent MSPB Report

An MSPB survey found that 13% of federal employee respondents observed a violent incident in 2010. According to the report, BLS reported a result of 5% relating violent incidents in industry, state and local government asking similar questions. If the survey sample is valid, nearly 300,000 Feds observed violent incidents at work as there are about 2.3 million Federal employees.

Fed Employees’ Removals Reversed because of Termination Secrets

Federal agency managers need to be more forthcoming with the information they use in their decisions to fire employees. Due to a February 2011 U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruling, the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board is no longer inclined to consider an agency’s omission of such information from removal notices as a harmless procedural error.