Debra D’Agostino, founding partner of The Federal Practice Group, was interviewed by The Gazette on Senate checks and balances

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and Sens. John Barrasso (R-WY), John Thune (R-SD), Todd Young (R-IN) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) arrive to speak after a Republican policy lunch on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on January 29, 2019. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) U.S. Senate must safeguard its authority The U.S. Constitution provides that the president “shall […]

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Were you issued the defective dual-ended 3M Combat Arms Ear Plugs?

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Smetna Chhabra, an associate at The Federal Practice Group, pens a blog for FedSmith on latest in VA Whistleblower Protection Act changes

Top 10 Things VA Employees Should Know the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act If you are an employee at the Department of Veterans Affairs, you have likely heard that a new law limits your rights, even while portending to protect whistleblowers. If you are a VA employee, and especially if you are a VA […]

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Debra D’Agostino, founding partner of The Federal Practice Group, explains why feds don’t strike to Government Executive

Shutterstock.com By Debra D’Agostino – January 25, 2019 It’s the law. Specifically, 5 U.S.C. §7311, specifies that federal employees may not participate in a strike, assert the right to strike, or even belong to a union that “asserts the right to strike against the government of the United States.” Driving the point home, 18 U.S.C. §1918 […]

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Eric Montalvo, founding partner of The Federal Practice Group, speaks with Federal News Network about the Prompt Payment Act

Government’s reputation as prompt bill payer among shutdown’s casualties Whatever one might say about the complexity of the federal procurement system, it has at least one thing going for it: Once a contractor has navigated the vagaries of the Federal Acquisition Regulation and won an award, the government is extremely good at paying its bills on […]

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Top 10 Things to Know About Your Rights as a Furloughed Federal Employee

The Government Employee Fair Treatment Act of 2019 provides back pay for furloughed employees and those excepted employees required to work without pay. Furloughed employees and government contractors are eligible for unemployment benefits. Some states are providing unemployment benefits to excepted employees. Federal employees will be required to repay unemployment benefits. Furloughed and excepted employees […]

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Debra D’Agostino, founding partner of The Federal Practice Group, speaks with WTOP about government workers and unemployment benefits

Mayor Muriel Bowser tours the Capital Area Food Bank with President Radha Muthiah ahead of a press conference on January 22, 2019. (WTOP/Megan Cloherty) DC mayor bucks fed gov’t with bill to offer ‘essential’ workers unemployment By Jack MooreJanuary 22, 2019 5:32 pm WASHINGTON — D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser says she will introduce emergency legislation that […]

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Carol Thompson, a partner OF THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, speaks with Courthousenews.com about the White House security clearance procedure

House Panel to Probe Trump Security Clearances January 23, 2019 ERIKA WILLIAMS FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email In this May 18, 2018, file photo, White House adviser Jared Kushner speaks in the East Room of the White House. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File) WASHINGTON (CN) – A House of Representatives committee on Wednesday demanded that the White House release information […]

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Debra D’Agostino, founding partner of The Federal Practice Group, speaks with WTOP on which federal workers are eligible for unemployment benefits

Which federal workers affected by the shutdown qualify for unemployment? By Kate Ryan | @KateRyanWTOPJanuary 21, 2019 9:07 pm WASHINGTON — In the past week, some federal employees — including those still on the job but not getting paid — have found they’re having to scrape together money for essential goods, from food to gas money. Now, many […]

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QUICKLY SELECTING THE RIGHT COURT-MARTIAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY

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