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

Refuse, Report, Resign? Well, Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad

By William Wiley, August 19, 2020 We've been seeing a lot in the national media lately about civil servants as whistleblowers. Some groups hate them, some groups love them. Unfortunately, neither group always understands the federal whistleblower protection laws. That...

The Algorithms of Civil Service Law

By William Wiley, July 15, 2020 For 20 years now, FELTG has been presenting teaching the how-to of civil service law. We start with the theory and the law, and then share the steps, tips, and tricks of applying the law. You leave a FELTG seminar with not only an...

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