RICARDO J.A. PITTS-WILEY, A PARTNER AT THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, SPEAKS WITH FEDERAL NEWS NETWORK ON FEDS AND HAZARD PAY

Should federal employees get hazard pay during the pandemic?   April 2, 2020 12:54 pm         Best listening experience is on Chrome, Firefox or Safari. Subscribe to Federal Drive’s daily audio interviews on Apple Podcasts or PodcastOne. Now that the largest federal employee union has sued the government for hazardous duty pay, the question arises: How many employees, […]

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HEATHER WHITE, A PARTNER AT THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, PENS A COLUMN ON THE CORONAVIRUS AND FEDERAL DEADLINES

The Only Things Immune to Coronavirus? EEO and MSPB Deadlines April 2, 2020 With everything in disarray and large parts of the country under stay at home orders, federal employees could be forgiven for assuming that, as in last year’s furloughs, the deadlines for filing EEO complaint or appealing from adverse actions are stayed for […]

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JOANNA FRIEDMAN, A PARTNER AT THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, SPEAKS WITH FEDERAL NEWS NETWORK ON FEDS TRAVELING DURING THE LOCKDOWN

DOJ instructs state, local law enforcement to excuse feds traveling for work from lock downs March 27, 2020 1:39 pm        Despite lock downs and travel restrictions that are beginning to spread across the country, many federal employees still need to go into work to provide essential services. That’s why, on March 20, the Office of […]

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RICARDO J.A. PITTS-WILEY, A PARTNER AT THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, PENS A COLUMN FOR GOVEXEC ON TIPS FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYEES DURING THE CORONAVIRUS

  SHUTTERSTOCK.COM Can’t Telework? 10 Tips for Feds Impacted by COVID-19 You may have options you’re not aware of. MARCH 23, 2020 05:34 PM ET CORONAVIRUS By RICARDO J.A. PITTS-WILEY If you are a federal employee who is not a telework program participant, it is important that you be aware of the options that may be […]

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RICARDO J.A. PITTS-WILEY, A PARTNER AT THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, APPEARED ON GOVERNMENT MATTERS TO DISCUSS Tips for federal employees during the coronavirus

Tips for federal employees during the coronavirus Published on March 19, 2020 Ricardo Pitts-Wiley, federal employment attorney and partner at the Federal Practice Group was interviewed by Government Matters yesterday and has some very useful tips for federal employees seeking time off during this coronavirus crisis.  

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Ricardo J.A. Pitts-Wiley, a partner at The Federal Practice Group, speaks with Joe Davidson of the Washington Post on fed employees and telework options

Some federal workers can’t telework. Here are tips for what they can do. A Transportation Security Administration officer at Oakland International Airport screens a traveler on Wednesday. About 57 percent of federal employees are ineligible for telework opportunities. (Melina Mara/The Washington Post) By Joe Davidson Columnist March 19, 2020 at 6:00 a.m. EDT After numerous […]

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JOANNA FRIEDMAN, A PARTNER AT THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, PENS A COLUMN FOR FEDERAL NEWS NETWORK ON WHEN A FED CAN BE FIRED

When can the federal government lawfully terminate employees? By Joanna Friedman  March 13, 2020 4:03 pm   If you are a federal employee and have been following the news you might be wondering if the White House is checking you out to see if you are loyal to President Trump. If you are not found sufficiently […]

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LOUISE RYDER, AN ASSOCIATE AT THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, AUTHORS A BLOG FOR FEDSMITH ON SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS

Don’t Forget to Consider the Relevant Time Period for Your Settlement Agreement By Louise Ryder on March 4, 2020 in Court Cases with Comments Earlier this month, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit found in a precedential decision, Sánchez v. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, No. 2018-2171, that a term of a […]

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HEATHER WHITE, A PARTNER AT THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, SPEAKS WITH PROPUBLICA ABOUT USPS FIGHTING WORKERSS’ CLAIMS SINCE 2007

The Postal Service Fired Thousands of Workers for Getting Injured While Delivering and Processing Your Mail USPS forced out 44,000 workers who got injured on the job. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says the effort, part of a five year program, violated the law. But the Postal Service has fought its workers’ claims since […]

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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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