Category Archives: Promotion/Hiring

BIDEN’S THINLY DISGUISED WAGE THEFT PROGRAM President Biden deserves gobs of credit for rescuing federal employees and their unions from the intense hate the prior administration had focused on them. But let’s not pretend that all is now peachy for … Continue reading

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GRIEVANCE STRATEGY ISSUES- Part 5 (Remedies) We are back with Part 5 of our Grievance Strategy series that aims to give union reps a deep look at how to deal with the six most critical parts of a union grievance. … Continue reading

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ONE MORE TIME WITH GUSTO: GRIEVING NON-SELECTION We have said it many times before, but we can’t make the point to often.  If a qualified employee is non-selected for promotion in favor of a person from a different protected civil … Continue reading

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OOPS, THEY DID IT AGAIN. SELECTING OFFICIALS WHO CAN’T EXPLAIN THEIR ACTIONS Like Brittany Spears’ song, some selecting officials are still getting “lost in the game,”  and in the process hurting those around them.  In this case, an over 40 … Continue reading

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HERE IS HOW TOUGH EEOC (& UNIONS) CAN BE ON AGENCY PROMOTION RATING SYSTEMS A State Department employee failed to achieve a passing score on the agency’s promotion rating system. In fact, he failed by a lot, getting only a … Continue reading

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UNION REP TEST #10 (Crediting Plans)  We just read a Dept. of Treasury case where it was ordered to retroactively promote an accountant because the selecting officials on two promotions packages stumbled all over themselves (aka made stuff up) on … Continue reading

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WHAT DO SELECTING OFFICIALS OWE BQ CANDIDATES–AGAIN?  We can’t say this often enough.  When Selecting Officials non-select BQ candidates, especially those with higher scores than the selectee, the Selecting Official (SO) must provide the non-selected applicant something more than a … Continue reading

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EEOC BODY SLAMS ARROGANT/IGNORANT AGENCY Do you remember our posts about how EEOC normally orders agencies to reveal details about their crediting plans when an employee presents a prima facie case of discrimination? Secretary Mike Pompeo’s staff does not and it just … Continue reading

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RATING PANEL GRIEVANCES: WE HAVE SAID IT BEFORE AND HERE IT IS AGAIN Attacking the scores of a promotion rating panel is hard to do under traditional labor law.  But, if you can find a reason to allege that there … Continue reading

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EEOC LAYS OUT PATH TO WINNING PROMOTION GRIEVANCES EEOC just gave union reps a gift that can go on giving for a long time. It explained how to greatly boost the chances of winning grievances for union members passed over … Continue reading

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