Monthly Archives: February 2020

HOW FAR BACK CAN A BACK PAY CLAIM GO? We are getting questions about how far back an arbitrator can order an agency to grant back pay as if there is some legal limit on it.  We are not going … Continue reading

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TELEWORK AS A REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION EEOC has held that a request for telework or a shorter commuting time because of a disability is a request for reasonable accommodation and triggers an agency’s responsibility under the Rehabilitation Act.  For example, in Jody … Continue reading

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BOSS FEARING BIAS SUIT GETS ‘FISHING BUDDY’ POLICE CHIEF TO ARREST EMPLOYEE We just have to share this “Washington Post” story. Click here.

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LIES & RACISM FROM THE VETERAN AFFAIRS An employee alleged that the VA treated her disparately in not selecting her for the position of RN Manger/Specialty Clinic (Nurse Manager), and it sure looks to us that VA managers lied to … Continue reading

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NAMING GRIEVANTS: A SOURCE OF UNION POWER  Two members come to you, the union steward, complaining that the manager is no longer following the agreement’s provision about how to distribute overtime and they want to grieve.  After they leave, you … Continue reading

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AREN’T ABBOTT & KIKO CUTE? Reading a recent decision by these twinkling Trumpettes, reminded us of the four-year old who denies he has been eating candy even though his faced is smeared with chocolate. The adults in the room invariably … Continue reading

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