As Wiley Always Said, ‘Nexus is NOT a Hair Product’

By Deborah J. Hopkins, June 10, 2024 I used this article’s headline in a recent training class on Advanced MSPB Law: Navigating Complex Issues (next held July 9-11). It was a favorite used by FELTG Founder Bill Wiley when explaining the nexus requirement in agency...

The Good News: Reasonable Accommodation Requests Should Not Be Scary

By Ann Modlin Boehm, June 10, 2024 Many supervisors panic when an employee requests a reasonable accommodation because of a disability. It does not need to be that way. Understanding the basics of the reasonable accommodation interactive process can help all involved...

When All Yell Breaks Loose: Rude Behavior and Discipline

By Dan Gephart, June 10, 2024 On my morning coffee runs to Wawa, I drive by a pedestrian crosswalk and navigate a hectic parking lot that resembles a Richard Scarry book. This daily caffeine quest often reminds me there are two kinds of people in this world. There’s...

A Supervisor’s Negative Comments About EEO = Reprisal EVERY TIME

By Deborah J. Hopkins, June 10, 2024 It is absolutely critical for Federal supervisors and managers to understand that engaging in protected EEO activity is a right for all Federal employees, regardless of the outcome of such activity. Throughout my years in the...

After Going Through Legal Hoops, Fed’s Worker Comp Case Rebounds

By Frank Ferreri, June 10, 2024 Anyone who’s hooped it up on the hardwood or the playgrounds for years and years has probably felt the aches and pains that come with being a middle-aged baller. For a 57-year-old airway transportation systems specialist, however, a...

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