One Charge Bounced–Removal Still Stands

August 22, 2006 7:17 AM

On remand, the MSPB reconsiders its decision in an earlier decision and concludes that the removal of a GS-8 police officer was justified for refusing to carry out assigned duties.

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Think Before Sending E-Mail

June 19, 2006 8:37 AM

Can sending an e-mail message to your friends and colleagues get a federal employee in trouble? Think before hitting the “send” button–the e-mail may come back to haunt you as these federal employees have found.

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Falling Down a Rabbit Hole

A federal agency put an employee on leave without pay for 60 days and extended his probationary period. When he was fired, he argued proper procedures were not used as he was no longer a probationary employee.

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MSPB Upholds Firing of Supervisor for Misconduct

The MSPB overturns the finding of an administrative judge and upholds the removal of a federal manager for misconduct toward a female employee.

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Actions and Decisions Have Consequences

May 17, 2006 8:25 AM

The failure to conduct a background check on an illegal alien captured on the Mexican border resulted in the alien returning to the US where he raped two women and murdered one of them. The agency’s 20-day suspension of a supervisor is upheld by the MSPB.

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It’s An Election Year: Health Benefits for Some New Retirees May Change; Future of Some Agencies on the Line

March 23, 2006 8:08 AM

It’s an election year. Here are several proposals that have been made that would impact the civil service structure and the benefits of some current federal employees.

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Who Says A Federal Employee Can’t Be Fired?

October 14, 2005 7:20 AM

Federal agencies can and do fire federal employees for a variety of offenses. Here is a series of cases in which employees were fired and the inevitable appeals were upheld all the way through the lengthy process.

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Veterans Preference, Federal Hiring and Outstanding Scholars

October 11, 2005 8:19 AM

Does the outstanding scholar program supersede veterans preference requirements? The MSPB says it does not.

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A Federal Job Is A Career for Life

September 27, 2005 7:54 AM

New federal employees are on probation. They can be easily terminated, at least in theory. But the system isn’t working, according to a new MSPB report.

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Death, Divorce, Money and Retirement

July 8, 2005 7:58 AM

A former spouse of a federal employee may get a substantially larger annuity when the former fed dies. Here is one case that shows how it can happen.

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