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.

Certainly Bad Law and Maybe Conflicts of Interest at MSPB

Just when you thought that one Agency survived the politicization of the current administration, the MSPB reverses thirty years of case law to grant employees who shouldn’t have a Federal job in the first place the same appeal rights as those who have earned those rights. The Author points out that two of the members involved in the decision have extensive experience arguing cases for unions, two of which filed amicus briefs. Neither recused herself.