Douglas v. Veterans Administration, 5 MSPR 280 (1981)

  1. The nature and seriousness of the offense and its relation to the employee’s duties, position, and responsibilities, including whether the offense was intentional or technical or inadvertent, or was committed maliciously or for gain, or was frequently repeated:



  1. The employee’s job level and type of employment, including supervisory or fiduciary role, contacts with the public, and prominence of the position:



  1. The employee’s past disciplinary record:



  1. The employees past work record, including length of government service, performance on the job, ability to get along with coworkers, and dependability:



  1. The effect of the offense upon the employee’s ability to perform at a satisfactory level and its effect upon the supervisor’s confidence in the employee’s ability to perform assigned duties:



  1. Consistency of the penalty with those imposed upon other employees for the same or similar offenses:



  1. Consistency of the penalty with applicable agency table of penalties:



  1. The notoriety of the offense or its impact upon the reputation of the agency:



  1. The clarity with which the employee was put on notice of any rules that were violated in committing the offense or had been warned about the offense in question:



  1. The potential for the employee’s rehabilitation:



  1. Mitigating circumstances surrounding the offense such as unusual job tensions, personality problems, mental impairment, harassment, or bad faith, malice, or provocation on the part of others involved in the matter:



  1. The adequacy and effectiveness of alternative sanctions to deter such conduct in the future by the employee or others:




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