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Category: Federal Employment Law


Federal employees who served in the military may be entitled to paid military leave claims

If you are a federal employee who left your agency to serve in the U.S. military in connection with operations relating to fighting international terrorist groups and the…

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Executive Order on Firing Policies Leaves Federal Employees Contemplating Job Security

A recent executive order could have some federal employees contemplating their job security, or at least scratching their heads. An overhaul of the way poorly performing federal…

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With Two Nominees, the MSPB May Soon Have Its Quorum

Two people may be on the way to replace the one person left on the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB). President Donald Trump nominated two individuals to fill vacant spots at…

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What to Do If Your Security Clearance Is Denied

What to Do If Your Security Clearance Is Denied Applying for security clearance with the federal government can sometimes be daunting. Whether you’re applying for confidential,…

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Executive Order Narrows the Scope for Labor Negotiations at Federal Agencies

The National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations no longer exists after President Donald Trump revoked the Executive Order that created it.  So, where does this leave…

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Documentation is Key for Federal Employees Taking Prescription Opioids

Federal employees subject to mandatory drug testing – those who work in national security, public health or public safety occupations – or those subject to random testing –…

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EQUALS Act Doubles Probationary Periods, but Doesn’t Eliminate Rights to Appeal Adverse Actions

A bill passed by the House of Representatives and advanced to the Senate could double the length of the probationary period most federal employees go through before they are…

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Federal Employees Should Not Be Afraid to Tell Their #MeToo Stories

The #MeToo movement born on social media brought sexual harassment into the national spotlight over the final two months of 2017. From Capitol Hill and Hollywood to local…

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Hatch Act Protects Freedom of Political Speech on Social Media… to a Point

Lately, federal employees have been using social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter to air their views about the Trump administration, and their prevailing concern has…

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Legal Beat: Furloughed Feds Could Lose Security Clearance Due to Debt

By Mathew B. Tully Q. I’m a federal employee, and between all the furloughs brought by sequestration and the shutdown, I’m starting to have trouble paying my bills. I know…

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