Category Archives: Prohibited Personnel Practice

UNION REP TEST #8 (Part 2) – Prohibited Personnel Practices (PPP)  This continues the self-assessment of your knowledge of prohibited personnel practices. Read through the hypothetical situations provided under each PPP and decide what you think.  The correct responses are … Continue reading

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UNION REP TEST #8  (Part 1) – Prohibited Personnel Practices (PPPs) Although union reps are much more likely to encounter agency actions violating provisions of a labor agreement or federal regulations, there are situations where one of these 14 statutory … Continue reading

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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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HOW TREASURY SUBVERTS MERIT The Office of Special Counsel (OSC) recently smacked down the Dept. of Treasury FinCEN operations for screwing around with the merit system. The agency wanted to hire an attorney into a supervisory spot, but Treasury would … Continue reading

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TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF PROHIBITED PERSONNEL PRACTICES The Office of the Special Counsel has put on line a helpful quiz to help representatives deepen their understanding of Prohibited Personnel Practices. We have found it helpful to raise these in grievances … Continue reading

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CBP IMPORT SPECIALIST LOSES AWARDS-RELATED RETALIATION CLAIM A new decision out of the MSPB not only highlights how complicated some appeal actions can be, but also raises the question of why the employee chose to represent himself rather than have … Continue reading

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PPP POWERPOINT Recognizing a prohibited personnel practice violation is one of the more powerful things a union rep can do because the law permits the offending manager to be suspended, fined and even barred from government service. Not long ago … Continue reading

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EXAMPLES OF PROHIBITED PERSONNEL PRACTICES Unions can grieve to enforce any of the law’s Prohibited Personnel Practice. We can include them in a grievance along with allegations that the contract was violated as well as that there was a ULP. … Continue reading

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