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Ask FELTG: Is Employee Entitled to All 90 Days of 90-day PIP?

It’s time again to reach into the FELTG mailbag. A customer sent us this question: Dear Ask FELTG: If my agency requires a 90-day PIP, is the employee entitled to the entire 90 days before the agency can take an action? Thanks for the question. In our performance...

Ask FELTG: What if an Agency Fails to Give ROI to Complainant?

The following question recently came into Ask FELTG: What happens if an agency conducts an EEO investigation but fails to give a copy of the report of investigation (ROI) to the complainant? Thanks for the question. A failure to give the complainant a copy of the ROI...

Ask FELTG: Can Employee Claim PIP is Whistleblower Reprisal?

We received the following question via Ask FELTG. Dear FELTG: I recall from attending UnCivil Servant that putting an employee on a PIP does not give them standing to file an EEO complaint, but can an employee claim being put on a PIP is whistleblower reprisal? Thanks...

Ask FELTG: Should I Charge Untruthful Witness With Lack of Candor?

We received the following question via Ask FELTG. Dear FELTG: If an agency is investigating misconduct and the employee being investigated lies to an investigator, does it make sense to charge the employee with lack of candor on top of the other misconduct the agency...

Ask FELTG: Could Deadnaming Be Considered Unlawful Harassment?

A FELTG reader sent us the following submission. A discussion recently came up in our agency about deadnaming and whether that could be considered unlawful harassment. Can you weigh in? Thanks for the question. Let’s start with a definition. A deadname, according to...

Ask FELTG: How Much Information Do You Need in the Proposal Letter?

The following question came into Ask FELTG: Must the proposal letter in a proposed disciplinary action contain everything the agency has relied upon in making the proposal? And here's the answer: The letter itself does not have to contain the agency’s entire case...

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