Tag: MSPB

Appeals Court Vacates MSPB Removal Decision For Its Mishandling of Whistleblower Defense

January 20, 2020 8:11 AM , Updated February 2, 2020 7:31 AM
Appeals Court Vacates MSPB Removal Decision For Its Mishandling of Whistleblower Defense

A GSA Financial Advisor who argued his removal was retaliation for whistleblowing convinced the appeals court to overturn the administrative appeal decision.

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Whistleblower Status Did Not Upend Removal of TSA Agent

September 10, 2019 11:26 AM
Whistleblower Status Did Not Upend Removal of TSA Agent

A TSA agent, fired for several instances of discourteous conduct, failed to convince the appeals court to overturn his removal because of his whistleblower status.

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Did DOJ Drug Enforcement Administration Violate the USERRA?

July 30, 2019 1:31 PM , Updated August 12, 2019 7:21 AM

A DEA agent called out his agency for not selecting him for merit promotion due to bias against reservists on the part of his supervisor.

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Not MSPB Error, But “Garden-Variety” Neglect By Appellant

July 23, 2019 11:14 AM , Updated August 5, 2019 2:15 PM
Not MSPB Error, But “Garden-Variety” Neglect By Appellant

An attorney who prioritized her summer vacation over preparing for her MSPB appeal hearing has to live with the consequences.

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Lights, Hammer, Action!

July 11, 2019 1:10 PM , Updated July 22, 2019 9:24 AM

A VA employee got himself fired when he blew a gasket over a light switch.

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What a Difference a Day Doesn’t Make

July 2, 2019 1:14 PM , Updated July 17, 2019 8:30 AM
What a Difference a Day Doesn’t Make

A VA employee, removed for conduct unbecoming after planting an unwanted kiss on a co-worker, ended up before the appeals court in an unsuccessful challenge.

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Loss of State License to Practice Leads to Removal

June 25, 2019 10:18 AM , Updated July 7, 2019 11:48 AM
Loss of State License to Practice Leads to Removal

See what happened when a VA psychologist’s state license was revoked, leading to his removal from his federal position.

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Conflict of Interest and Statutory Violation at Merit Systems Protection Board?

June 18, 2019 9:49 AM , Updated July 2, 2019 8:28 AM
Conflict of Interest and Statutory Violation at Merit Systems Protection Board?

The author describes a potential conflict of interest between two labor unions.

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How Common Are Prohibited Personnel Practices?

June 17, 2019 12:44 PM , Updated September 2, 2019 12:36 PM
How Common Are Prohibited Personnel Practices?

Data from the MSPB provide an idea of the frequency of prohibited personnel practices.

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Where Have All the Classifiers Gone?

June 6, 2019 11:50 AM , Updated June 14, 2019 11:13 AM
Where Have All the Classifiers Gone?

The author says the current classification system under the General Schedule is not working. He cites some examples of problems it has created.

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