The Good News: Douglas Factor 5 is Your Chance to Tell the Story

By Ann Boehm, November 15, 2022 Anyone who has taken my training or read my articles knows how much I like the Douglas factors, established by the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB or Board) way back in 1981: Douglas v. VA, 5 MSPB 313 (1981). The Douglas factors...

The Good News: 100% Official Time Does Not Excuse Misconduct!

By Ann Boehm, August 16, 2022 This administration is decidedly pro-union. The FLRA has two Democrats and one Republican on the Authority. There may be a perception that unions are untouchable in this environment, but that is just plain wrong. A recent decision from...

The Good News: A Letter to Santa 2021

By Ann Boehm, December 7, 2021 Dear Santa: I hope you and Mrs. Claus had a good year, despite the continued pandemic. I guess you’re happy to have your own elf labor and reindeer transportation, since the supply chain appears to be a problem now. I think I should be...

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