Category: Federal Employment Law

Let’s Talk About Some Bad Ideas for Civil Service Reform

Debra D'Agostino, a founding partner of The Federal Practice Group, authored a column for Government Executive on Civil Service Reform ahead of the May 16th, 2018 congressional hearings hosted by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. The purpose of the hearings was to examine the workforce modernization provisions provided in the President’s Management Agenda.

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Did this EPA tweet violate Hatch Act? OSC says it’ll investigate

Debra D'Agostino, a founding partner of The Federal Practice Group, discusses whether or not an EPA tweet violated the Hatch Act.

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Federal Employees’ Right to Use FMLA Leave

Joanna Friedman, a partner with The Federal Practice Group, provides her expertise on all things related to the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

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Nepotism aside, Kushner is part of a big club when it comes to security clearance problems

Founding Partner Debra D'Agostino of The Federal Practice Group talks the difference between Jared Kushner's recent security clearance woes, and those of what her clients would be facing. "Most of my clients would already be indefinitely suspended," said D'Agostino. To read Joe Davidson’s complete story click on the link: https://tinyurl.com/y95z3r2n

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Sexual Harassment & Sexual Assault in the Federal Government Workplace

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How the Trump era is changing the federal bureaucracy

Founding Partner Debra D'Agostino of The Federl Practice Group details the rise of proposed removals for federal employees with Lisa Rein of the Washington Post.

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What constitutes sexual harassment in the federal workforce? What to do if you are a victim

Isabel Cottrell is an associate at The Federal Practice Group and she discusses what constitutes sexual harassment in the federal workforce, and more importantly, what to do if you are a victim of it for Federal News Radio.

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A Detailed Look at the Federal EEO Complaint Process

Under the law, federal employees are protected from discrimination by the several federal laws, including Title VII, the Rehabilitation Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. The basic premise of these equal employment opportunity laws is that there should be a level playing field for all employees when it comes to hiring, promotion, firing, […]

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Washington Post Discusses VA Protections with Attorney D’Agostino

The Department of Veterans Affairs is currently fighting to protect civil service and federal agents from firing procedures as expedited as that which FBI Director James Comey faced in recent news. Last week, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit seemingly sided with the VA after it re-granted VA senior executives the […]

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Debra D’Agostino Article on Reductions in Force Published by The Hill

Debra D’Agostino, Founding Partner at the Federal Practice Group and opinion contributor for The Hill, recently had an article published that focuses on reductions in force (RIFs). Her article –Brace yourself, federal employees: ‘Reductions in force’ are coming – is a direct address to employees of the federal government who may be concerned about their positions […]

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