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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 […]
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 […]
By: The Federal Practice Group An increasing number of government officials have been caught using a personal e-mail server or their cell phone to transfer confidential federal information. In this era, it has never been easier to access the private information of various government agencies. Such confidential documents and communications used to be solely stored […]
We are happy to report a significant recent victory for federal employees. This week, the Federal Labor Relations Authority affirmed an arbitrator’s decision that The Office of Cuba Broadcasting, part of the Broadcasting Board of Governors [BBG], conducted a reduction in force to retaliate against employees who had criticized the agency to the GAO and […]
C.B. was hired by DXP Enterprises but then fired a few days later when her employer discovered she had suffered from a prior back injury. After she was fired, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit against the company. Rather than going to court, DXP chose to settle for $120,000 and other relief […]
The Supreme Court granted certiorari in a federal sector employment case, Klockner v. Solis, from the Eighth Circuit. The issue in the case is whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit or, alternatively, a U.S. federal district court, has jurisdiction when the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) decides a mixed case, i.e., one […]