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Blog Posts in September, 2007

  • MSPB: What is a Performance Improvement Period (PIP)?

    An Agency may take action based on performance in two ways – as a performance issue under 5 CFR Part 432 or a conduct issue under 5 C.F.R. Part 752. Before taking a performance action under 5 CFR Part 432, the Agency must allow the Federal employee a reasonable opportunity to improve his or her performance. This period, commonly known as a “PIP”, is also known as an improvement period, opportunity ...
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  • Federal EEO: EEOC Awards USPS employee $8,000 in failure to accommodate case

    In an August 22, 2007, decision, the Office of Federal Operations (OFO) of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) found the USPS liable for failure to reasonably accommodate. Bratsch v. U.S.P.S., EEOC Appeal No. 0120071942 (August 22, 2007). The OFO ordered the Agency to pay $8,000.00 in non-compensatory pecuniary damages. (The OFO adjudicates appeals of Federal Agency decisions on ...
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