FELTG News Flash

Sometimes, 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.

And Now a Word With … James Read

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...

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And Now a Word With … Tristan Leavitt

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...

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And Now a Word With … The Hatch Act Unit

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...

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A Two-for-One Removal

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...

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And Now Another Word With … Steve Shih

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...

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Where Does It Say I Can Reprimand?

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...

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