June 1, 2023 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm America/New York Timezone

Program Description

It’s been more than 40 years since we were all introduced to those 12 factors identified in the MSPB’s landmark Douglas decision, the most cited case in Federal employment law. But you don’t have to go back to the Reagan Administration to find examples of agencies’ misunderstanding and/or misapplying those factors.

A review of recent decisions by the new MSPB shows a lot of confusion about how to appropriately determine a penalty – and clarity from the Board about their view on Douglas.

Attorney Ann Boehm will share recent case law, highlighting how agencies correctly use the Douglas factors and also how they have been misapplied. She will answer all your Douglas questions, such as: Do the factors go in the proposal or the decision? What do OPM’s new regs say about the Douglas factors? Considering the VA Accountability Act, does the VA still have to do Douglas factors?

Learning takeaways

Attendees will learn how to:

  • Understand the Douglas principles.
  • Explain when and how to use each factor.
  • Avoid the too-common Douglas mistakes that sink your case.

Date and Time

Thursday, June 1, 2023, 1:00 – 2:00pm ET.


Ann Boehm


Download Registration Form Here


  • Early Bird Tuition: $270 per site (payment required by May 22)
  • Standard Tuition: $295 per site (payments made May 23 or later)

Teleworkers may be added to a main site registration for $60 per teleworker, on a space-available basis.

Cancellation and No-show Policy for Registered Participants: Cancellations made after the cancel date on the registration form will not be refunded or given credit toward future courses. Pre-paid training using the “Pay Now” option will not be refunded or given credit toward future courses. No-shows will not be refunded or given credit toward future courses.

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