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Adverse Action Proposals and Appeals

As a federal employee, you have the right to due process before a federal agency takes an adverse action against you. An adverse action is defined as a removal, demotion/change to lower grade, or suspension of greater than 14 days. This right to due process requires that you receive a notice of the proposed adverse action which should include a description of the alleged misconduct and an identification of the charge against you, e.g, insubordination, fraud, poor performance, lack of candor, etc. The notice should also inform you of your right to an attorney, to review the material relied upon in issuing the notice, and to reply in writing as well as orally. The attorneys at The Federal Practice Group can assist you from the moment you are issued a notice or proposed disciplinary or adverse action.

If, after the reply, the agency decides to go ahead and effectuate the adverse action, the attorneys at The Federal Practice Group can help you appeal that decision. In many cases, federal employees have the right to appeal adverse actions to the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB). However, even if you are a federal employee without MSPB appeal rights, you may have the right to file a grievance or an EEO complaint to challenge the decision.

Avoid Adverse Action Proposals

The Federal Practice Group has a proven track record of providing representation in MSPB appeals cases, and can help federal employees successfully navigate various the appeals process and hearing procedures in order to give clients the best possible chance at victory. Our firm has a long-standing tradition of success through dedication and solid representation, and we will work hard to see that you receive the support you deserve in order to avoid the adverse actions that may do irreparable harm to your career and retirement pension.