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Removal of Federal Employees for Misconduct or Performance

February 6, 2017 2:14 PM , Updated February 10, 2017 10:27 AM
Removal of Federal Employees for Misconduct or Performance

The Merit Act of 2017 would make it much easier to fire a federal employee. Here are the details of this recently introduced legislation and what it would mean for the federal workforce.

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I Do Solemnly Swear That I Will…

January 18, 2017 1:58 PM , Updated January 23, 2017 4:28 PM

The author points out that federal employees take an oath of office as part of their job duties, much like the president does. He analyzes the meaning behind this oath as it relates to one’s duties as a federal worker.

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Should Federal Employees Be ‘At Will’ Employees?

Should Federal Employees Be ‘At Will’ Employees?

Should federal employees be “at will” employees? It is unlikely changes of this magnitude outlined in a recent bill will be implemented as there will be fierce opposition. Here is a summary.

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No Quorum at MSPB Will Halt Decisions on Federal Employee Petitions

January 5, 2017 2:18 PM , Updated January 10, 2017 7:50 AM

There will no longer be a quorum at the MSPB later this week. This means decisions on Petitions for Review cannot be issued. Here is the situation.

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All In the Family

November 7, 2016 11:23 AM

Accepting reimbursement for services that were actually paid for by a relative leads to a federal employee’s removal.

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Where Are the Carrots In the VA Accountability Bill?

October 23, 2016 11:44 AM , Updated October 29, 2016 6:56 AM

The author says that the VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act uses a carrot and stick approach to reforming the agency, but that it currently offers too many sticks for dealing with problem employees and not enough carrots to reward good employees.

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The VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act of 2016: 5 Things Every Federal Employee Should Know

October 3, 2016 4:12 PM , Updated October 24, 2016 9:13 AM

The author says that when one digs into the VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act of 2016, there is a lot more to it than the title would have you believe.

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Workforce Disruptions Lead to Removal of 30-Year Employee

September 14, 2016 4:23 PM

Incidents of anger, outbursts and threats in the workplace lead the agency to suspend then fire a long-standing employee.

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Some Case Law Surrounding Excessive Leave

The author says that one of the most time consuming and frustrating tasks for supervisors is dealing with the small number of employees who abuse leave. He describes some of the keys to dealing with these problems as well as some court cases that set precedent for what agencies can and can’t do in dealing with leave and attendance problems.

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Poor Customer Service Leads to Removal

August 17, 2016 3:34 PM , Updated August 18, 2016 4:08 PM
Poor Customer Service Leads to Removal

An IRS employee who cursed out a taxpayer in front of several witnesses could not persuade the court that his removal was unwarranted.

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