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. He is the co-author of UnCivil Servant: Holding Government Employees Accountable for Performance and Conduct, 5th Edition.

Areas of Training Expertise

Performance and Conduct


Whistleblower Reprisal

Recent Articles

‘Government Careers are Retirement Schemes for the Incompetent’

By William Wiley, October 18, 2022 Oh, did you like that one? Well, how about this: “Federal employment is basically welfare with an attendance requirement, but not a very strict one.” Are you offended yet? No? Well you just might be if you read any more of the...

The New Board Affirms Several Established Discipline Principles

By William Wiley, September 12, 2022 Best practices in our business are worth restating on occasion, particularly when we get new adjudicators at MSPB. From an otherwise unremarkable recent Board final order, we are refreshingly reminded of the following principles...

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