Dedicated VA Federal Employment Attorneys Serving Hybrid Title 38 Employees

As a Title 38 hybrid VA employee, you are employed under a combination of both Title 5 and Title 38 personnel systems. The particular processes that govern your advancement, performance appraisals, leave, hours of duty, and other employment particulars are complicated and specific. Our VA federal employee attorneys serve clients in Houston and nationwide as you navigate the system in which you are employed. Our priority is making the process simple and smooth for you.


Reach out to Pines Federal today for experienced legal counsel regarding your case or claims and request a consultation.


Am I a Title 38 Hybrid Employee?

Currently, Title 38 hybrid positions include Certified/ Registered Respiratory Therapist, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Pharmacist, and Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse. Hybrids are covered by Title 38 for appointment, advancement, and certain pay matters, and Title 5 for performance appraisal, leave, hours of duty, adverse actions, probationary period, reemployment rights, reduction-in-force, and retirement rules, except part-time service is calculated under Title 38 retirement rules. A functional statement is provided that spells out the duties and responsibilities. The functional statement is updated when a change in duties occurs.

Other examples of hybrid federal employees include:

  • Audiologist
  • Dietician
  • Social worker
  • LPN
  • Nursing assistant
  • Speech pathologist
  • Pharmacist
  • Physical therapist

If you are disciplined or have a whistle-blower complaint as a Title 38 hybrid employee, our federal employee firm can represent you in your MSPB hearing or with your grievance. Additionally, Pines Federal can assist you with your EEO complaint before the EEOC. With more than 20 years of experience representing federal employees, you can trust your case is in good hands.

Your Trusted Advisor

With your connections to both the Title 5 personnel systems and the Title 38 system, knowing where to go with your complaint can be confusing. As your federal employee attorney, our job is to guide you through the steps necessary, especially when an appeal is in order.

Incorrectly filing a claim can lead to your statement being rejected. When your future employment depends on a correctly filed appeal, trust our federal employee attorneys to provide you with the best possible protection and guidance. We handle cases nationwide.


Contact us to speak to our nationwide federal employee attorney for guidance today. Call (800) 801-0598.

Meet Our Legal Team

Eric Pines, Esq. Attorney
Stephen Goldenzweig, Esq. Attorney
Amanda Moreno, Esq. Attorney
Josh Kahn, Esq. Attorney
Justin Schnitzer, Esq. Attorney
Eve Pachter, Esq. Attorney
Michael Kleinman, Esq. Attorney