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It Wasn’t Me, It Was the Brownies!

By on April 2, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
It Wasn’t Me, It Was the Brownies!

CBP removed an employee for a positive drug test, but he claimed he must have unwittingly eaten a laced brownie beforehand.

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What Is Going On at the MSPB?

By on March 21, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
What Is Going On at the MSPB?

What is happening at the MSPB now that there are no Board Members confirmed by the Senate?

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Politics and the Importance of the Civil Service

By on March 7, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Politics and the Importance of the Civil Service

The author says that although the civil service system is not perfect, a return to the “spoils system” would be devastating for the federal workforce.

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MSPB Nominations, Congress and Politics as Usual

By on February 28, 2019 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
MSPB Nominations, Congress and Politics as Usual

What is happening with the MSPB and the lack of leadership as the current term of Acting Chairman Mark Robbins is about to expire? Here is a summary.

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MSPB Overturned by Appeals Court

By on February 27, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
MSPB Overturned by Appeals Court

The federal appeals court found fault with MSPB’s decision involving a supervisor charged with negligence in making sure an applicant had a required degree.

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True Leaders Protect Their Employees: The Plight of Federal Workers

By on February 19, 2019 in Leadership with 0 Comments
True Leaders Protect Their Employees: The Plight of Federal Workers

The author says that the lack of confirmed appointees at the MSPB and FLRA indicates a failure of leadership on the part of the president.

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MSPB Backlog May See Relief This Year

By on February 13, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
MSPB Backlog May See Relief This Year

There has been some movement in the Senate on confirming MSPB nominees. At the moment, many cases are still frozen due to the lack of a quorum at the agency.

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Legislation Reintroduced to Provide Appeal Rights to Postal Employees

By on January 29, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Legislation Reintroduced to Provide Appeal Rights to Postal Employees

Legislation has been reintroduced to extend MSPB appeal rights to some Postal employees.

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Biggest Events for Feds in 2018

By on December 31, 2018 in Human Resources, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Biggest Events for Feds in 2018

What were the most significant events for federal employees in 2018? Here is a summary.

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OPM General Counsel Will Continue as MSPB Chairman

By on December 23, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
OPM General Counsel Will Continue as MSPB Chairman

The new OPM General Counsel will work concurrently at OPM and MSPB.

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