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Developments at OPM: Final Rule on Religious Compensatory Time

Developments at OPM:  On April 29, 2019, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management issued a final rule in the Federal Register concerning religious compensatory time.  

News from Passman & Kaplan: P&K Founding Principal Edward H. Passman on Panel at Federal Circuit Bar Summit

News from Passman & Kaplan: Passman & Kaplan Founding Principal Edward H. Passman will be speaking at the Federal Circuit Bar Association's United States Merit Systems Protection Board Summit, scheduled to occur in Washington, DC on May 19, 2019.  Mr. Passman will appear in the panel discussion, "Settlements Under Executive Order 13839".  This panel will be discussing the ramifications of Executive Order 13839 (previously analyzed in this blog) on settlement negotiations in proceedings before the MSPB.   For more information on the Summit, check out the Federal Circuit Bar Association's website.

News from Congress: Congressional Accountability Act Amendments

News from Congress: On December 21, 2018, the President signed Pub.L. 115-397. Pub.L. 115-397 made major revisions to the Congressional Accountability Act (CAA), which governs discrimination claims for most legislative branch employees.

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. 

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. 

News from Passman & Kaplan: Adverse Action Response Deadlines

News from Passman & Kaplan:  As a public service, Passman & Kaplan wished to generally warn federal employees about the often-short response deadlines that apply when federal employees are faced with a proposed adverse action, in light of recent changes in the law.

News from Passman & Kaplan: Adverse Action Response Deadlines

News from Passman & Kaplan:  As a public service, Passman & Kaplan wished to generally warn federal employees about the often-short response deadlines that apply when federal employees are faced with a proposed adverse action, in light of recent changes in the law.

Developments at OPM: Proposed Rule on Administrative Leave

Developments at OPM:  On July 13, 2017, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) published a Proposed Rule in the Federal Register (82 Fed.Reg. 32,263-32,281).  The Proposed Rule implements recent legislation modifying the legal structure for administrative leave for federal employees. 

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