Tag: Probationary Period

Expanding the Probationary Period For New Federal Employees

By on January 11, 2016 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) has asked the House of Representatives’ Oversight and Government Reform Committee to consider extending the probationary period covering new federal employees.

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It’s Time to Wake up and Call Back

By on August 3, 2014 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

Which is worse for a Federal agency to have, a bad employee or a bad supervisor? No doubt, the government would rather have neither, but the author says the effects of inept, biased, or malevolent leaders are among the greatest risks to your agency’s mission.

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Separating a Probationary Employee With Hours to Spare

By on June 14, 2013 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

The Department of Homeland Security cut it perilously close when it decided to terminate a probationary employee a few hours before his probation expired.

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Must Prior Military Service Be Applied to Reduce a Federal Probationary Period?

By on May 20, 2012 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

In a recent decision the Federal Circuit refused to buy a probationary employee’s argument that he should receive credit for his military service against his probation requirement in determining whether he was covered by the statutory right to appeal his probationary separation to the Merit Systems Protection Board.

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Bill Would Expand Probationary Period for Federal Employees

By on April 12, 2011 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

The probationary period for federal employees is frequently not used by managers even though it is intended to be part of the initial hiring process. A new bill has been introduced to extend the federal government’s probationary period for new employees.

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Probationary Termination and Office Politics

By on October 5, 2006 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

This federal employee went from getting good ratings to being terminated during his probationary period after he became involved in internal office politics. But, despite being a probationary employee, he will get his day in court after filing a complaint that he was fired for engaging in protected EEO activity.

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Firing Hispanic, Methodist, Whistleblowing Probationary Employee Can Be Expensive

By on August 22, 2006 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

It took four years, but the various appeals by a probationary employee who worked for the Department of Labor may be over–four years after he was separated during his probationary period.

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Firing A Probationary Employee is Easy–If The Employee is Really Probationary

By on March 1, 2006 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

When does an employee have to serve a new probationary period? In this case, the court told the MSPB to take a closer look at the case of an air marshal who previously worked for the Immigration Service in a job with some similarities.

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A Federal Job Is A Career for Life

By on September 27, 2005 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

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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Litigating a New Employee’s Probationary Period

By on September 8, 2004 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

When does a probationary period begin for a federal employee if an employee is re-hired for the same job?

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