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Federal Appeals

Federal Appeals

Federal Appeals

Adverse federal employment decisions typically are subject to review by appeal. At Tully Rinckey, our attorneys are experienced and available to represent you at any stage of litigation, including the appeal of a negative decision by an Administrative Judge, the Merit Systems Protection Board, OPM, OSC, or even a federal court judge.

Tully Rinckey has had great success on appeals taken to the full Merit Systems Protection Board and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Please note: each of the following significant case results depended upon a variety of factors unique to each case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any future case undertaken by Tully Rinckey PLLC.

Federal Circuit Decisions

  • Pucilowski v. Department of Justice, 498 F.3d 1341 (Fed. Cir.2007).
  • Hernandez v. Department of the Air Force, 498 F.3d 1328 (Fed. Cir. 2007).
  • VanWersch v. Department of Health and Human Servs., 197 F.3d 1144 (Fed. Cir. 1999).

Merit Systems Protection Board Decisions

  • Haskins v. Department of the Navy, 2007 M.S.P.R. 234 (2007).
  • Plezia v. Department of Veterans Affairs, 2006 M.S.P.R. 135 (2006).
  • Pratt v. Department of Transportation, 2006 M.S.P.R. 244 (2006).
  • Farrell v. Secretary, Dep’t of Treasury, EEOC Petition No. 0420070019 (Oct. 24, 2008)
  • Farrell v. Secretary, Dep’t of Treasury, EEOC Appeal No. 07A20043 (May 3, 2003)
  • Flythe v. Caldera, Secretary, Department of the Army, EEOC No. 01972258 (2000)

The appeals process is subject to very strict and unforgiving timelines. If you miss a deadline, your appeal rights could be lost. Times vary from 30 to 90 days depending on your case.

If an agency has ruled against you and you would like to initiate the appeal process or find out more about your appeal rights, contact our office to see how our experienced federal appeals attorneys may assist you.

Our lawyers are available to review your case and discuss with you the merits of a possible appeal.

Tully Rinckey can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 703-525-4700 or via email at

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