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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Carol Thompson, a partner at The Federal Practice Group, speaks with Federal News Network on marijuana stocks and your security clearance

Carol Thompson, a partner at The Federal Practice Group, speaks with Federal News Network on marijuana stocks and how it can impact your security clearance if you are a DoD employee.

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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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Lauren Brier, associate attorney at The Federal Practice Group, writes about upcoming deadline federal contractors are facing.

Lauren Brier, associate attorney at The Federal Practice Group, writes about upcoming deadline federal contractors are facing.

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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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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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