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Performance Isn’t About Can’t Do vs. Won’t Do

  By William Wiley, September 7, 2021 Below is an email we received from a FELTG student, lightly edited for space and context, followed by our FELTG answer.     Dear FELTG, I attended your MSPB Law Week in person last year just before everything was...

A Schedule F Look-alike Rears Its Ugly Head

By Deborah J. Hopkins, June 16, 2021 Just when we thought Schedule F was gone forever, a recent report Increasing Accountability in the Civil Service (from some of the same minds behind Schedule F) is once again pushing for Federal employment to be at-will. The good...

Return of the Inspector General

By Mike Rhoads, June 16, 2021 At the end of the previous administration “at least a dozen of the 38 presidentially appointed inspectors general” positions were left vacant. Now that the transition dust has settled and a new Presidential administration has taken hold,...

Symptoms and Vaccines: FELTG Answers Your COVID Questions

We covered a lot of ground during FELTG’s four-day Emerging Issues in Federal Employment Law event last month. It was a week of engaging instruction, and the questions continued to pour in days after the event ended. Not surprisingly, a lot of the questions involved...

The Golden Doodle Who Wouldn’t Nuzzle: A Service Dog, or Not?

By Deborah Hopkins, April 20, 2021 While preparing the materials for an upcoming training session Ricky Rowe and I are presenting at FELTG’s annual Emerging Issues in Federal Employment Law virtual forum, I came across a case that I thought prudent to share –...

Being a Member of Protected Class Is Not a Free Pass to Harass Others

By Meghan Droste, April 20, 2021 It’s hard to believe it’s been more than a year since I’ve been able to teach a class in person. I’m so grateful that we live in a time when technology makes it possible for us to continue teaching and learning in a virtual...

And Now Another Word With … Scott Boehm

By Michael Rhoads, March 16, 2021 A goal without a plan is just a wish. – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry There are many wishes I have for 2021, but the short list is: Lose a little weight. Take my wife and kids on a “road trip” vacation. So how can I make these dreams a...

Does Saying ‘All Lives Matter’ Create a Hostile Work Environment?

By Deborah Hopkins, February 10, 2021 Last summer, at the height of the Black Lives Matters protests, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) issued guidance on whether Federal employees were permitted to display Black Lives Matter paraphernalia in the workplace....

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