What Dave Wants, Dave Gets: Sexual Harassment is Misconduct

By Deborah Hopkins, September 16, 2020 We discuss misconduct a lot during some FELTG training classes. And in other classes, we discuss sexual harassment in the workplace. Sometimes these two matters are discussed in the same class because rarely do workplace issues...

Hey, Deciding Officials: What Exactly Does Ex Parte Mean?

By Deborah Hopkins, April 10, 2019 In federal sector employment law, we often use terms of art that carry very specific meaning. These terms may vary from a typical dictionary definition, or even from a black-letter law definition. Examples include discipline, due...

Is it “Fraud” or Is it Another F-Word?

By William Wiley Questions, we get questions. And the answer for this one comes straight out of our famous “Charges” day in our equally famous MSPB Law Week seminar: Dear FELTG Team- We have an employee who has been charged with “fraud.” We are not sure that his...

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