Luck of the Irish? Not in These Findings of No Discrimination

By Deborah J. Hopkins, March 11, 2024 Just about every week, FELTG instructors talk to supervisors who are concerned about, and even afraid of, EEO complaints being filed against them. We tell them that while the fear is real, the majority of EEO complaints result in...

Good News: We Answer Your Questions About Misconduct Investigations

By Ann Boehm, March 11, 2024 If you have ever taken an investigations course taught by me, you have likely heard me say that investigations training is my favorite class. I know I shouldn’t have favorite classes, but I have a good reason for this favoritism. In my...

Use These Tips to Improve Your Douglas Factor Analysis

By Dan Gephart, March 11, 2024 With the constant changes in Federal employment law over the last several years, it’s sometimes easy to forget not only how useful the Douglas factors are when determining a reasonable penalty for employee misconduct, but also how long...

Agency Clarifies a Vague Standard During PIP

By Deborah J. Hopkins, March 11, 2024 We get a lot of questions about how a supervisor can effectively address unacceptable performance when an employee’s performance standards are written in a vague or subjective manner. In fact, vague standards are probably one of...

When Sexual Harassment Turns Into a Workers’ Comp Claim

By Frank Ferreri, March 11, 2024 If you read our pre-Valentine’s Day piece on sexual harassment, you are aware the wrong kinds of advances can lead to EEO headaches. But did you know sexual harassment may also lead to a compensable injury under the Federal Employees’...

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