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MSPB: MSPB Whistleblower Decision breathes life back into Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA)
MSPB: MSPB Whistleblower Decision breathes life back into Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA)

The new Full MSPB has released what appears to be a first step towards improving the protections for Federal employees who are whistleblowers. In a recent decision, the MSPB clarified what constitutes a personnel action in an Individual Right of Action (IRA) Appeal. Weed v. ...

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Blog posts in January, 2010

  • Federal Disability Retirement: OPM must consider the "whole" medical situation.

    If someone told you that this was their list of medical conditions what would you think, as a layperson, of their chances for getting federal ...

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  • Federal Disability Retirement: What types of accommodation should the Agency consider before certifying my application to OPM?

    One of the requirements of a postal worker or federal employees federal disability retirement application is the supervisor statement. In the ...

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  • Federal Disability Retirement and MSPB: What is the "set-aside" rule?

    The “set-aside” rule most commonly becomes an issue in the following scenario. Federal employees applying for federal disability retirement through ...

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  • MSPB and Disability Discrimination: Agency's failure to accommodate a federal employee can be sufficient to establish potential involuntary resignation

    A recent decision of the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) reinforced a 2009 ruling that a Federal employee’s allegations are adequate to justify ...

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  • Federal Disability Retirement: What does a postal worker or federal employee do when OPM says it will grant disability retirement but never does?

    When OPM denies the federal employee or postal worker application for federal disability retirement, the applicant has the opportunity to appeal to ...

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  • Federal Disability Retirement: Where can a federal employee or postal worker research OPM decisions on disability retirement?

    Unfortunately, the short answer here is “not many places”. Let’s say you are a USPS employee or other federal employee and choose not to retain an ...

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  • Federal Disability Retirement: The collective effect of multiple medical conditions on a the federal employee or postal worker application..

    It often happens that Federal employees and postal workers applying for federal disability retirement will mention only their most severe condition to ...

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  • Federal Disability Retirement: Can a postal worker or federal employee file a second application for disability retirement?

    Often times, when a postal worker or federal employee is denied disability retirement by OPM, I am if they can refile their application for federal ...

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