Category Archives: EEO/Discrimination

EEOC RULES CUSTOMS & BORDER PROTECTION “UNWORTHY OF BELIEF” AGAIN It is no secret that too many managers in CBP play it fast and loose with the merit selection rules. So, it warms our heart to see the EEOC confirming … Continue reading

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A PEEK AT TRUMP’S PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT MESS The President has issued Executive Orders that greatly discourage from treating similarly situated employees the same when taking action for poor performance. He wants the path clear for a manager to clobber one … Continue reading

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HOW AGENCIES BEAT THEMSELVES IN PROMOTION CASES A GS-2210 IT employee (let’s call him William) got passed over for promotion in favor of a far younger employee even though William had  worked in a similar position for over 19 years, served … Continue reading

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NAVY MANAGER DISCRIMINATES AGAINST PHILIPPINE EMPLOYEES The EEOC guidelines on English-only rules, found at 29 C.F.R. § 1606.7, state that an employer may require that employees speak English at certain times in the workplace only if the employer can show … Continue reading

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HOW EEOC PROTECTS FORMER EMPLOYEES A former employee has 45 days after s/he leaves an agency to file a complaint over some discriminatory treatment.  That can be extended if the employee only learned of the discrimination after the 45th day.  … Continue reading

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BORDER PATROL CAUGHT VIOLATING CIVIL RIGHTS OF ITS OWN A Border Patrol supervisor initiated an investigation of a subordinate claiming that Complainant exhibited “lack of candor.” But EEOC found it was done solely because the employee had named the supervisor … Continue reading

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WHEN AGENCY AWARDS DISCRIMINATE Unless the union has negotiated a criteria for granting awards or other safeguards agencies are largely free to do what they want with awards—unless the employee can find that s/he was treated differently than someone in … Continue reading

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EEOC PAYS LOSERS TOO Suppose an employee files an EEO charge or grievance over a denied promotion and the judge finds that there was discrimination in how the employee and other candidates were treated. But also assume that the judge … Continue reading

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NFFE, NON-DISCRIMINATION AND THE NLRB Way back in 1986 NFFE demanded an agency give it data on employees so that it could pursue civil rights claims on their behalf, and FLRA upheld the union’s ground breaking logic then as well as two … Continue reading

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WHAT IS CO-WORKER HARASSMENT? This VA case will give you a good idea. In a case of co-worker harassment, an agency is responsible for acts of harassment in the workplace where the agency (or its agents) knew or should have … Continue reading

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