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

Two Words for MSPB AJs Mitigating Removals to Demotions: Please Stop

By William Wiley, May 3, 2021 President Biden recently nominated Cathy Harris as Chair of the Merit Systems Protection Board, and hopefully soon he will nominate two other individuals who will provide us with a full Board. And you can bet that on behalf of The Nation,...

When is a Judge Not a Judge?

By William Wiley, March 16, 2021 Perhaps you’ve heard of this issue. In 2018, the US Supreme Court caused a bit of a civil service uproar when it held that a certain group of administrative law judges were “inferior officers of the United States.” That meant that each...

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