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TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR ATTORNEY FEE PETITIONS Yes, we admit that this is a pet peeve for us.  If even a few attorneys submit outlandish fee requests to EEOC, MSPB or arbitrators that will hand those already looking to screw over … Continue reading

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WHO IS KILLING THE FEDERAL EMPLOYEES’ GOLDEN GOOSE? {Corrected Version} [Hint: Shakespeare recognized them early as a threat and recommended their immediate execution.] There is a golden goose tucked away in the federal civil service law that entitles federal employees … Continue reading

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AFGE RESCUES ATTORNEY FEE CLAIM FROM ARBITRATOR ERROR Arbitrators are paid to make the final decision, but nothing guarantees that they make the right decision. In a new case out of FLRA, AFGE demonstrated its intimate knowledge of attorney fee … Continue reading

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LOLLAPALOOZA OF ATTORNEY FEE CASE See if you can guess in advance of what happened when an attorney agreed to the following conditions for his fee for representing a federal employee: (1) he promised her that his work on the … Continue reading

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UNIONS NEED AGENCY HELP ON ATTORNEY FEES There are more and more signs that employee attorneys, including union attorneys, are getting greedy on attorney fees.  Not long ago we posted a story entitled, “The $796.00 Per Hour Federal Job” to … Continue reading

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DEBT COLLECTION ACT REMEDIES & ATTORNEY FEES There have been a series of decisions recently highlighting those issues for which the Back Pay Act (BPA) remedies of interest and attorney fees do not apply. Few are any clearer than the … Continue reading

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THE SETTLEMENT MOTIVATION One reason managers fail to settle grievances early is that they are unaware of the risks.  Although it would help everyone if agency leaders made them aware of the risk, unions carry some of the blame for … Continue reading

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IS CBP FUNDING NTEU? No, at least not directly.  FLRA recently dismissed yet another Customs and Border Protection exception to an arbitration decision.  (NTEU 66 FLRA 556) No news there.  But this is another in a long line of cases … Continue reading

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