HEATHER WHITE, A PARTNER AT THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, PENS A COLUMN FOR FEDSMITH ON MIXED CASE COMPLAINTS

Bait and Swindle: Why Federal Employees Should Never File Mixed Case Complaints Heather White February 21, 2020 The Fifth Circuit court of appeals recently decided a case which is the perfect illustration why federal employees should avoid filing mixed case complaints, at all costs. For those who have never had the pleasure, a mixed case […]

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DEBRA D’AGOSTINO, FOUNDING PARTNER OF THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, PENS A COLUMN ON WHISTLEBLOWER RETALIATION FOR FEDERAL NEWS NETWORK

Debra D’Agostino, founding partner of the Federal Practice Group, authors a column that draws a comparison between Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and Ernie Fitzgerald. Both were fired by presidents nearly 50 years apart and here is the column on Federal News Radio  

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ERIC MONTALVO, FOUNDING PARTNER OF THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, SPEAKS WITH NAVY TIMES ON RACIST CONSPIRACY

Eric Montalvo, founding partner of the Federal Practice Group, discusses a law suit against top Navy aviators with racism being the cornerstone with the Navy Times.

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DEBRA D’AGOSTINO, FOUNDING PARTNER OF THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, TALKS LACK OF MSPB QUORUM

Lack of quorum hits 3-year mark at MSPB, with no clear end in sight The Merit Systems Protection Board hit a historic three-year anniversary this month, but it’s not necessarily the good kind. The three-member board has lacked a quorum since January 2017, and it’s had no members since last March. Petitions for review, which federal employees and agencies […]

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DEBRA D’AGOSTINO, FOUNDING PARTNER OF THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, DISCUSSES BORDER PATROL AGENTS AND FACEBOOK POSTS ON federal Drive

4 of 7 border patrol agents recommended for firing after Facebook posts still on the job Best listening experience is on Chrome, Firefox or Safari. Subscribe to Federal Drive’s daily audio interviews on Apple Podcasts or PodcastOne. Last summer the off-color postings on Facebook by a group of Border Patrol agents caused an uproar. A review by the […]

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Ricardo J.A. Pitts-Wiley, a partner at The Federal Practice Group, appeared on Government Matters to discuss how to fairly award time off at federal agencies

Awarding time off fairly at federal agencies Published on January 9, 2020 Ricardo Pitts-Wiley, partner at the Federal Practice Group, details how discrepancies between OPM and the EPA’s time-off award policies may lead to inequalities.

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JOANNA FRIEDMAN, A PARTNER AT THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, EXPLAINS TO FEDERAL TIMES WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A FED EMPLOYEE RETIRES DURING AN OIG INVESTIGATION

Watchdogs A BOP supervisor abused their position then quit. What happens next? A Department of Justice Office of Inspector General Investigation found a Bureau of Prisons supervisor had committed misconduct, but the supervisor retired before the investigation was completed. (z_wei/Getty Images) A supervising official at the Bureau of Prisons engaged in an “inappropriate sexual relationship” […]

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JOANNA FRIEDMAN, A PARTNER AT THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, SPEAKS WITH CYBERFEDS ABOOUT EEOC ENDING OFFICIAL TIME FOR UNION REPS

EEOC considers ending official time for union reps in EEO complaints IN FOCUS: Attorneys that represent federal employees are concerned by a leaked Equal Employment Opportunity Commission “draft-deliberative” proposed rule that, if finalized, would roll back official time for union representatives working on EEO complaints. The EEOC declined to comment on the document, but the […]

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DEBRA D’AGOSTINO, FOUNDING PARTNER OF THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, DISCUSSES Federal Vacancies Reform Act on federal Drive

DHS acting secretary departure prompts questions about Trump admin.’s replacements November 1, 2019 9:29 am Tom Temin Federal Drive           The resignation of Kevin McAleenan has acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security has brought up the question of acting officials and the Federal Vacancies Reform Act. The law places restrictions on how a […]

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DEBRA D’AGOSTINO, FOUNDING PARTNER OF THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, TALKS DHS AND KEN CUCCINELLI WITH WASHINGTON EXAMINER

  Experts in federal law are warning the White House against naming acting U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Ken Cuccinelli to replace Kevin McAleenan as head of the Department of Homeland Security because it would violate U.S. law and the Constitution. Cuccinelli is a Republican politician said to be on President Trump’s short list for McAleenan’s job. […]

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