Category Archives: Special Counsel

DOES THE OSC OWE THIS BEDFORD, MA. VA EMPLOYEE AN APOLOGY AND LOTS OF CASH? Although the Privacy Act was passed over 40 years ago, that doesn’t mean that everyone is following it.  For example, the President’s newly appointed Special Counsel … Continue reading

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WHAT DOES A USERRA VIOLATION LOOK LIKE? Most everyone knows a law was passed in the 90’s protecting federal employees who are also armed services members or veterans from discrimination. But we suspect not many feel confident that they could … Continue reading

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SPECIAL COUNSEL BREACHES CBP’S HUMAN RESOURCES BUNKER We have been saying it for a while.  The HR/LR operation at Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency has little respect for the law. Check out these two FEDSMILL postings: CBP/DHS, LIKE A … Continue reading

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16 WAYS PROBATIONERS CAN APPEAL TERMINATIONS The single biggest lie told newly hired federal employees may be the words “Probationary employees have no rights.”  The second biggest might be that there is nothing the union can do for them during … Continue reading

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