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Blog Posts in August, 2010

  • Pines Firm Successfully Litigates Reinstatement for VA Canteen Employee with Backpay

    VA Canteen Employees Have Grievance Rights! Case name: Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX and AFGE, Local 1633 ,FMCS Case Number 100915-04342-1 (2/2/2012) Ruling: Attorney Pines and AFGE 1633 were victorious in having the arbitrator find that a VA Canteen employee was wrongfully removed, and therefore should be put back to work and paid back pay for over a year and half of ...
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  • MSPB: Federal Employee's removal mitigated to 30-day suspension

    The Full MSPB issued a decision reversing the removal of an employee of the Department of Veteran’s Affairs. Suggs v. VA, 2010 MSPB 99 (June 1, 2010). Initially, the VA removed the employee for charges of disrespectful conduct, among other things. The employee had previously received a 3-day suspension for failing to follow instructions and inappropriate conduct. The Suggs decision is a good ...
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