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  • Pines Federal Successfully gets V.A. Physician Reinstated to His Position at Title 38 DAB Hearing

    A physician client going through a difficult period of his life experienced a substance abuse incident. In order to avoid giving the physician a chance to pursue rehabilitation as suggested by agency regulations his hospital created a series of false charges of negligence against him, ignoring the software issues that actually created the alleged problems. The physician appealed to the ...
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  • What You Need to Know About the Federal Sector's EEO Complaint Process

    Federal employees and job applicant are protected by law from discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability, or genetic information. They are also protected from retaliation if they oppose employment discrimination, file a complaint about discrimination, or participate in the EEO ...
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  • How to File an OSC Complaint

    If you are a federal employee, former federal employee, or have applied for federal employment, you can file a claim of a prohibited personnel practice with OSC by completing what is called “Form 11.” You can file your Form 11 online or you can download and fax it to 202-653-0015. Completed forms can also be mailed to: U.S. Office of Special Counsel Complaints Examining Unit 1730 M St. N.W., Suite ...
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  • Need An Attorney?

    The Best Time to Reach Out to a Federal Employee Attorney/Lawyer Many times, I am approached by federal employees with legal issues with the question of when is the best time to approach a federal employee attorney to request legal representation. In response to this question I have decided to start a series of legal blogs that address this issue for numerous areas of federal employee law ...
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  • Knowing Your Rights in a Retaliation Case

    Have you been experiencing a hostile work environment and aren’t exactly sure if you have a case? Do you have concrete proof that your employer is retaliating against you for speaking up about discrimination or harassment? Both of these situations are actually more common than you may believe—that’s why our experienced and knowledgeable lawyers at Pines Federal strive to fight for your rights when ...
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  • Knowing Your Rights When Filing a Discrimination Suit

    Federal law protects most employees in the United States from discrimination. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) was created to enforce civil rights laws against workplace discrimination. However, before you begin a workplace discrimination suit, there are a few things you need to do first. While you do have the right to file a lawsuit, it will help your case to first resolve the ...
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  • Qualifying for OPM Disability Retirement

    “ While employed in a position subject to FERS, the employee must have become disabled because of a medical condition , resulting in a deficiency in performance, conduct, or attendance” So says OPM in listing the five absolute requirements for Disability Retirement eligibility. This condition seems to be quite simple to meet, and it is – if your doctor penning the Physician’s Statement is ...
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  • Denied OPM Disability Retirement? Here's What You Should Do

    You’ve received your initial decision from OPM Disability Retirement , and you’ve been denied. Now What? Many federal employees who receive a negative decision are cowed by the jargon that is the explanation of the decision and don’t stop to consider that they may actually have a tremendous amount of arsenal to give their reconsideration appeal a shot of potency. Factors Considered in OPM ...
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  • EEOC's Fiscal Year 2016 Performance Report

    The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) secured over $482.1 million for workers who have experienced discrimination in the private, state and local government, and federal workplaces during the fiscal year 2016, which ended on September 30. The following is a breakdown of the total awards: $347.9 million for employment discrimination plaintiffs in private sector, as well as state ...
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  • Mental Disorders without Objective Medical Evidence

    A valid concern for federal employees with a mental disorder is fear that their application for OPM Disability Retirement is doomed from the start due to a dearth of objective medical evidence confirming the diagnosis. When Mental Health Affects Job Performance Take a woman who has been employed by the federal government for over twelve years and who has experienced increasing anxiety issues. Her ...
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