FELTG News FlashSometimes, the news can't wait until our next FELTG Newsletter is published! Check out the latest news, case decisions and developments in the world of federal employment law below.
By Dan Gephart, November 5, 2019 Last month, we talked with MSPB General Counsel Tristan Leavitt about the adjudicatory and other work that the 200-plus employee agency continues to do despite not having any Board members since February. It's a few weeks later and the...read more
By William Wiley, October 29, 2019 As the inquiry into impeachment continues on Capitol Hill, many talking heads and so-called experts are accusing those running the inquiry of being unfair. We here at FELTG love teaching moments. And the impeachment inquiry arguments...read more
SCOTUS Watch 2019: Does Title VII Cover Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity?
By Meghan Droste, October 22, 2019 The Supreme Court heard arguments on October 8 in what I am sure will prove to be three landmark cases: Altitude Express, Inc. v. Zarda, Bostock v. Clayton County, and R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes v. EEOC. The first two...read more
By Deborah Hopkins and William Wiley, October 8, 2019 We've been reading and hearing a lot lately about whistleblowers, most recently about the Ukraine/Biden/Trump situation. We're not here to discuss the merits of the complaint about President Trump's conversation...read more
By Dan Gephart, October 1, 2019 More than 200 employees work for the Merit Systems Protection Board in numerous regional and field offices across the country. But it's the three offices that sit empty at the Board's Washington, D.C., headquarters that have drawn the...read more
By Dan Gephart, September 10, 2019 It's always interesting when federal employment law makes its way into mainstream conversation. After Kellyanne Conway's failure to understand and comply with the Hatch Act made headlines, people who have yet to figure what kind of...read more
By William Wiley, August 28, 2019 Every now and then, I'll make a statement in a class, and some bright student will say: "Where did you get that?" If the issue has to do with something recent, often I am able to find a citation to a case decision or perhaps a...read more
By Deborah Hopkins, August 6, 2019 Here’s a scenario that came across the FELTG desk a few days ago: Dear FELTG, Let’s say, hypothetically, an agency has an employee who failed a PIP/demonstration period last week, and the agency is finishing up drafting his proposed...read more
By Dan Gephart, July 30, 2019 Anyone who has ever attended a mediocre leadership training has surely heard the story of the Janitor and the President. Per the legend, President John F. Kennedy was touring NASA in the agency's early days when he came upon a man...read more
By William Wiley, originally published November 14, 2015; posted July 10, 2015 Questions, we get questions. And here’s one that goes to the fundamental nature of an agency’s authority to do anything: Dear Genius-Level Brains at FELTG- What is the Statutory or CFR...read more