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January 2019 Archives

News from Congress: Furlough Back Pay Pre-Approved

News from Congress:  On January 16, 2019, the President signed S.24, the Government Employee Fair Treatment Act of 2019 into law.  S.24 contains important provisions for federal employees subject to the present partial government shutdown, as well as for employees affected by future appropriations lapse furloughs.

News from the Federal Circuit: New Adverse Action Decisions

News from the Federal Circuit: Although the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) is currently shut down and without quorum, its chief reviewing court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, has continued deciding federal sector adverse action cases.  Federal Circuit decisions of interest issued since the shutdown began include the following:

Developments at OPM: Guidance on Furlough and Use-or-Lose Leave

Developments at OPM:  On January 10, 2019, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) issued new guidance to clarify the effects of the ongoing furlough on federal employees' use-or-lose annual leave. 

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