Category: Federal Employment Law

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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What Should the LGBTQ+ Communities Understand About Discrimination in Federal Workplaces

In an era of identity politics, Pride Month can be both affirming and gut-wrenching for me, as well as for our federal servicemembers, civilian employees, and contractors who are…

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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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Do Federal Employees Have to Return to the Office?

When the pandemic hit, the federal government and several agencies enabled workers to work from home or via telework, setting a precedent for many businesses and offices across…

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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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What the Restoration of Quorum at the MSPB Means for Federal Employees

For the first time in five years, the Merit Systems Protection Board finally restored a governing quorum following the Senate approval of two of President Biden’s three nominees…

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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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Five Years Without a Quorum: Revisiting the Record-Setting Case Backlog at the MSPB

Last January marked the fifth straight year the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) has lacked a quorum. Since the spring of 2019, the quasi-judicial body that protects federal…

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