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MSPB Quorum Returns After 1,880 Days

By Deborah J. Hopkins, March 2, 2022 Late yesterday, while the world was focused on the Ukraine crisis and the country discussed the State of the Union address, the Senate confirmed two individuals to the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (the Board) by voice vote:...

The State of the Civil Service: 2022 Edition

By Deborah Hopkins, January 11, 2022 It's now 2022, and over the past 12 months there have been significant changes in the Federal civil service – common any time there’s a change in administration, but more so in this past year than any other year I can recall. As...

C8 Traits Provide a Road Map to Real Leadership Success

By Marcus Hill, January 11, 2022 Editor’s note: Marcus Hill presents FELTG training on leadership, EEO, supervisory challenges,  and more. We’re excited to have Marcus contribute to the FELTG Newsletter. If you’re interested in having Marcus conduct training for your...

If the EEOC Orders Training, Who Ya Gonna Call?

By Michael Rhoads, January 11, 2022 No one is perfect, and mistakes are bound to happen over the course of a career.  So, what happens when a manager is found to have made a mistake related to an EEO complaint?  Occasionally, the EEOC will order training for the...

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...

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