Category Archives: Arbitration Exceptions

ANOTHER FLRA FUBAR? What’s a “FUBAR?” It is shorthand for pronouncing something “Fouled Up Beyond All Repair,” although there are more verbally assertive versions. We use it to label those MSPB and FLRA cases that screw up the lives of … Continue reading

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OMG!!!! REALLY? AFTER 40 YEARS OF CASE LAW. Not long ago at all we ran across a case that left us confused about whether to be angrier with the agency or the union. We are not going to identify the … Continue reading

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MSPB RECKLESSLY DENIES CBP OFFICERS DISABILITY RIGHTS MSPB just took away from Customs and Border Protection Officers a right many other federal employees have under the disability discrimination laws to a particular accommodation.  It is charitable to characterize the Board’s … Continue reading

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WHEN ADVOCATES COMPLAIN TOO LITTLE Although this is hardly something new, it is worth repeating.  If an arbitrator sustains a grievance, but denies the union’s desired remedy on three different grounds, it is not enough to file exceptions attacking only … Continue reading

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