William Wiley

William Wiley

Professor Emeritus, Former President

William Wiley is the co-founder and former president of the Federal Employment Law Training Group. An attorney with over 35 years of experience, Mr. Wiley formerly served as Chief Counsel to the Chairman of the MSPB and Chief of Staff to the General Counsel of FLRA. He is now an attorney in private practice representing agencies before the MSPB, EEOC, and OSC. Mr. Wiley is the developer of the e-training modules, How to Fire a Federal Employee and How to Defend a Federal Employee. His latest book UnCivil Servant: Holding Government Employees Accountable for Performance and Conduct, Fourth Edition. Mr. Wiley presents at FELTG training programs MSPB Law Week, FLRA Law Week, Absence & Medical Issues Week, as well as other programs.

Areas of Training Expertise

Performance and Conduct


Whistleblower Reprisal

Recent Articles

Unintentional Outcomes of Two Recent Court Decisions

By William Wiley, April 15, 2020 If you paid attention in civics class in the 10th grade, you probably remember a fundamental aspect of our country’s great legal system: The legislative branch (Congress) decides what the rules should be in our society and then passes...

You Can’t Be Halfway Pregnant, and Informal Discipline is Not a Thing

By Deborah Hopkins and William Wiley, February 19, 2020 Have you ever heard this saying: You can’t be halfway pregnant   -- either you are, or you aren’t? There are a number of things in life that are all or nothing, with no halfway. Either it is, or it isn’t. One of...

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