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TSA Obtains MSPB Rights

Exciting News: The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has now obtained MSPB Rights! The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and AFGE have been arguing for the past 20 years for full appeals rights before the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB). This past week American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE)—announced that it has achieved victory. “As of Sept. 26, TSA officers will...

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Biden Signs Executive Order Requiring Vaccines for All Federal Workers

On September 9, 2021, President Joe Biden signed an executive order requiring all federal employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The brief order requires executive branch agencies—excluding the Government Accountability Office—to set up a vaccination program for the workplace. White House Press Secretary Jen Paski said federal workers must be vaccinated within 75 days. Federal employees may obtain a...

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What Does OPM Consider Proof of a Disability?

Having a disability, whether mental or physical, is a deeply personal matter. With few exceptions, federal government job applicants and employees are not required to disclose their disabilities. Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act requires federal contractor employers only to invite their job applicants and employees to disclose, voluntarily, their disability status. If you are living with a disability...

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V.A. Whistleblower and Client of Firm Gets National Attention

Today the largest newspaper in circulation in Austin, Texas published excerpts from a letter that our firm published and sent to the V.A. oversight committee on behalf of a Veteran Administration employee whom we represent at the San Antonio, Texas V.A. Hospital. The Veteran had anonymously revealed information pertaining to the 14 day wait list fraudulent scheme that the...

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Whether a Federal Employee is Providing Useful and Efficient Service, that is the Question!

It would seem that more often than not, laws are written in vague, unclear words that are nearly impossible to construe on face value. Rather the laws are interpreted via a number of methods, including guidelines, court decisions, and regulations. Such is the case when trying to figure out what makes someone eligible for disability retirement. Whether filing for...

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Federal Disability Retirement and SSDI or Social Security Case Law Changes

A recent decision issued by a Federal Court on January 18, 2013 represents positive news for FERS Disability Retirement annuitants who are receiving or have been receiving SSDI benefits at the same time, and have gone on to earn additional income. Earning money can cause you to lose your social security benefits if you exceed the allowable income ceiling....

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