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The Rise of the Occupational Questionnaire

By on May 16, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
The Rise of the Occupational Questionnaire

Occupational questionnaires replaced the old KSA process, but may have led to unintended consequences for agencies.

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Addressing the ‘Crisis’ at the MSPB

By on May 9, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Addressing the ‘Crisis’ at the MSPB

A new bill would allow the MSPB to take action on certain matters even without a quorum.

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Third MSPB Member Finally Nominated

By on May 1, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Third MSPB Member Finally Nominated

The long awaited third member of the MSPB has been nominated. Does this mean the case backlog will finally start to improve?

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Retire or Be Fired – A Tough Choice But Not Coercion

By on April 22, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Retire or Be Fired – A Tough Choice But Not Coercion

An Army employee who elected to retire rather than be removed for unacceptable performance sought reinstatement by arguing he was coerced into retiring.

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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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