Articles by Dan Meyer

GovExec Daily: MSPB, Discrimination and Whistleblowers

Federal employees making allegations of discrimination by their agency, whether against themselves or others, are not entitled to whistleblower protection, the Merit Systems…

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GovExec Daily: Security Clearances and Ukraine

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has gone on for more than six weeks now, with American public support mostly falling on the side of the Ukrainian cause. Americans have volunteered…

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GovExec Daily: What MSPB’s Restored Quorum Means for Feds

For five years, the Merit Systems Protection Board was without a quorum, leaving thousands of current and former federal employees in limbo, unable to receive a decision on their…

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Can the trend of decreasing employee unions be reversed?

A task force established by the Biden administration has issued dozens of recommendations for unionizing federal agencies and contractors. Will it have any effect? After all, the…

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Will ‘Outside Activities’ Lead to Security Review?

Not all security clearance concerns are equal. When a large volume of agency Statement of Reasons passes through your office, you begin to recognize trends. Guideline E, Personal…

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Pentagon watchdog to review how branches have handled troops’ requests for vaccination exemptions

WASHINGTON — The Department of Defense will investigate how the military branches are processing exemption requests for the COVID-19 vaccination mandate. For the Navy, the…

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Pentagon Watchdog to Investigate Handling of COVID-19 Vaccine Exemption Requests

The Department of Defense’s inspector general is going to probe how the military has handled requests for exemptions from Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin’s COVID-19 vaccine…

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Congress passes bill ending mandatory arbitration for sexual assault, sexual harassment

Dive Brief: The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act, a bipartisan bill that invalidates arbitration agreements…

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Businesses take divergent paths after Supreme Court nixes part of Biden’s vaccine rule

The Supreme Court’s decision to strike down President Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for the private sector is forcing big companies to take divergent paths, with some…

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Kronos hack will likely affect how employers issue paychecks and track hours

A ransomware attack on one of the largest human resources companies may impact how many employees get paid and track their paid time off. Human resources management company…

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