JOANNA FRIEDMAN, A PARTNER AT THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, SPEAKS WITH FEDERAL NEWS NETWORK ON THE IMPACT OF MSPB BUDGET CUTS

MSPB warns of longer appeals times, more workforce cuts under Trump’s proposed budget cut April 17, 2019 6:51 pm  The Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) has said the President’s proposed budget cut of 10% next year would have an “immediate and direct negative impact” on the agency’s operations. The White House 2020 budget request recommended […]

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Joanna Friedman, a partner at The Federal Practice Group, speaks with Federal News Network on the latest in agency-union negotiations

    Impasses panel rewrites HHS-NTEU bargaining agreement, sets stage for telework, leave changes April 8, 2019 6:31 pm After a series of lengthy negotiations and disagreements between the Department of Health and Human Services and its union, a labor-relations panel has largely rewritten more than a dozen collective bargaining proposals, which may set the stage for […]

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Debra D’Agostino, founding partner of The Federal Practice Group, speaks with Federal News Network about proposed employee rights for the Space Force

Smith, federal union pan Space Force for proposed employee rights March 26, 2019 4:24 pm   The Trump administration is getting pushback on its controversial proposal to build a new military service based on the space domain, but not for the reason most may think. House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-Wash.) and the […]

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Ethical Considerations for Furloughed Employees

This blog was penned by Heather White, partner, and  Zachary Fischer, both federal employment attorneys at The Federal Practice Group.

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

. Anti-Trump Secret Service Agent Leaving With Pay, Pension By Susan Crabtree March 01, 2019 AP Photo/Andrew Harnik As an employee in her first few years at the GS15 paygrade, O’Grady likely made between $105,000 and $120,000 annually, before any overtime, according to federal pay scales. Although she was knocked down to a GS13, putting […]

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Joanna Friedman, a partner at The Federal Practice Group, is interviewed by cyberFeds.

Joanna Friedman, a partner at The Federal Practice Group, explains the problems for federal employees with President Trump's executive order that bans agencies from altering an official personnel files with cyberFeds.

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Sarah McKinin, a senior associate at The Federal Practice Group, authors a column for a recent high profile EEOC decision.

EEOC Lays the Lumber to GSA in Six Figure Default Judgement Damages Award Many federal employees who have filed a federal sector EEO complaint come away from the experience with the firm opinion that the process is deeply unfair and the playing field is tilted toward agencies. One factor feeding that belief is the perception […]

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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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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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