A MAJOR New Requirement in Excessive Absence Cases

By Deborah J. Hopkins, May 13, 2024 We haven’t had many precedential MSPB cases this year, but the eighth one was BIG, involving a new requirement for removals under a charge of excessive absence. Excessive absence removals can be a little weedy, but if you ever...

The Good News: EEOC Issues Superb Guidance on Harassment

By Ann Boehm, May 13, 2024 On April 29, the EEOC issued “Enforcement Guidance on Harassment in the Workplace.” Trust me. You want to read this guidance. I’m always happy to praise Federal agencies when they do something well – something that really helps. This...

The Why and How of Starting Misconduct Investigations

By Dan Gephart, May 13, 2024 There’s a buzz at your agency about potential misconduct taking place. It’s been suggested you perform an administrative investigation. This is somewhat new to you, and you have questions, mostly: What’s the goal of the investigation? How...

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