Tag Archives: Furlough

MSPB EXHUMES ITS “MANIFEST ABSURDITY” DOCTRINE How ironic that just a few short months after stripping federal employees of any right to challenge the substance or design of a furlough, suddenly the Board is concerned with absurdities.  The case involved … Continue reading

Posted in Discipline/Adverse Action, MSPB | Tagged , , | Comments Off on

MSPB’S MR. MAGOO MOMENT While the Board’s core job is to make a decision based on the individual case facts before it, it is also expected to look a reasonable distance into the future when creating the precedents that will decide … Continue reading

Posted in Discipline/Adverse Action | Tagged , | Comments Off on

HOW TO CHALLENGE FURLOUGH PROPOSALS Thousands of feds are facing notices of proposed furloughs and the dilemma of whether or not to challenge them via the oral/written reply process or beyond.   A challenge is more likely to pay off than … Continue reading

Posted in Discipline/Adverse Action | Tagged , , | Comments Off on

SEQUESTER BARGAINING STRATEGY Once management announces that a furlough is reasonably foreseeable (or any impact on unit employees is likely from sequester), the union has a right to bargain. We already shared our thoughts on some proposals to make in … Continue reading

Posted in Bargaining | Tagged , | Comments Off on