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

The Presidential Impeachment Inquiry and FELTG Training

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...

FELTG Sets the Record Straight on Whistleblowing

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...

If You Don’t Know Where You’re Going, You’ll End Up Somewhere Else

By William Wiley, September 18, 2019 Yogi Berra laid down an important principle of life when he delivered the quote in our headline. A less-gifted author, such as your reporter here, might have said something like, “You should know what you’re trying to accomplish...

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