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Are Whistleblowers More Likely to Be Fired if They Are Probationary Employees?

By on May 28, 2020 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Are Whistleblowers More Likely to Be Fired if They Are Probationary Employees?

A GAO report attempted to determine if whistleblowers are more likely to be fired when they are in probationary status.

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Whistleblower Argues Investigation Was Prohibited Retaliation

By on May 18, 2020 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Whistleblower Argues Investigation Was Prohibited Retaliation

A VA retiree challenged agency actions against him, arguing it had opened its investigation in retaliation for his whistleblowing in violation of the law.

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Is 16 Years Enough?

By on May 11, 2020 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Is 16 Years Enough?

A VA doctor, when reassigned from his preferred compressed work schedule, challenged the agency’s action as a violation of a 16-year old settlement agreement.

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Coronavirus Pandemic Whistleblowing for Federal Employees

By on April 29, 2020 in Q&A with 0 Comments
Coronavirus Pandemic Whistleblowing for Federal Employees

Some federal employees may consider whistleblowing if they feel agencies are putting them at undue risk from the coronavirus. These are some things to consider.

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VA Whistleblower Wins a Remand by the Appeals Court

By on April 22, 2020 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
VA Whistleblower Wins a Remand by the Appeals Court

A VA nurse who engaged in several whistleblowing activities accused the agency of illegal reprisals against her. The MSPB found in favor of the agency, but the appeals court sent it back to the Board.

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Don’t Forget to Consider the Relevant Time Period for Your Settlement Agreement

By on March 4, 2020 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Don’t Forget to Consider the Relevant Time Period for Your Settlement Agreement

As a recent court case shows, the time period (or lack thereof) on a settlement agreement can have surprising consequences for federal employees.

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Whistleblower Says Federal Employees Helping with Coronavirus Lacked Proper Protection

on February 28, 2020 in Agency News with 0 Comments

A whistleblower alleges that some federal employees were sent to work at coronavirus quarantine locations in California without adequate safety protocols and then flew back home on commercial airplanes, according to a person familiar with the complaint against the Department of Health and Human Services.

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DOI Employee Returned to His Job in Whistleblower Retaliation Case

By on February 5, 2020 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
DOI Employee Returned to His Job in Whistleblower Retaliation Case

A DOI employee has been returned to his job along with backpay and benefits after a settlement in a whistleblower case.

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

By on January 20, 2020 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
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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Can a Whistleblower Expect the Right to Remain Anonymous?

By on December 10, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Can a Whistleblower Expect the Right to Remain Anonymous?

Can whistleblowers in the federal government reasonably expect to remain anonymous?

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