Articles by Mathew Tully

What is the Processing Time for FERS Disability Applications?

Federal employees who are unable to work due to a medical condition might be eligible for disability retirement benefits under the federal government’s Federal Employment…

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Tips for Federal Employees Responding to Disciplinary Actions

As one of the largest employers in the United States, the federal government’s procedures and policies with regard to employment differ from their private sector counterparts.…

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Position Classification Appeals: What is a Desk Audit?

Commonly referred to as a desk audit, a position classification appeal is a procedure where your position and duties as a member of the federal workforce are evaluated to see if…

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Will Federal Agencies Begin Reinforcing the COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate?

In early April, a panel of U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit judges ruled 2-1 against the nationwide injunction that had paused the enforcement of the federal vaccine…

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Niskayuna woman goes on offensive against anonymous Twitter site

NISKAYUNA – Court decisions over the next few weeks will likely determine if a college student succeeds in her legal bid to learn who is behind the Twitter account @niskyfails…

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Judge allows Niskayuna woman to subpoena Twitter for ID of tormentor

SCHENECTADY — A Niskayuna woman scored a win in her attempt to squeeze out of Twitter the identity of the person or persons she says have been harassing her on the social media…

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Albany Business Review 40 Under 40 Alumni

Mathew B. Tully is the Founding Partner of Tully Rinckey PLLC and has practiced federal employment law for nearly 20 years. He valiantly served in the U.S. Army and deployed three…

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Do I Have to Return to the Office? What Federal Employees Need to Know About Teleworking Flexibilities

When the pandemic struck, the federal government and many agencies allowed their employees to work from home or telework, serving as a model employer for many businesses and…

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The Federal Injunction Impact on Agency Hiring Policies

It has been over a month since Judge Jeffrey Brown of the U.S. Court for the Southern District of Texas issued an injunction on President Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate…

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At Long Last a Record-Breaking Lack of Quorum at the MSPB has Finally Been Restored

On March 1, 2022, the Senate approved two of President Biden’s three nominees for the Merit Systems Protection Board, restoring a governing quorum to the Board for the first…

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