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News from the Federal Circuit: Delay Not Due Process Denial

News from the Federal Circuit: On August 24, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a precedential decision in Villareal v. Bureau of Prisons, No. 2017-2275.  The Court upheld Mr. Villareal's removal, finding no per se due process violation in the long delay in deciding to impose discipline.

News from the Courts: Executive Orders Partially Struck Down

News from the Courts:  On August 25, 2018, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued a 122-page memorandum opinion in American Federation of Government Employees et al. v. Trump, No. 1:18-cv-1261. The Court struck down significant portions of the three May 25, 2018 executive orders concerning federal employees.

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 the Whitehouse: New Anti-Employee Executive Orders

News from the Whitehouse:  On May 25, 2018, hours before the start of Memorial Day weekend, President Trump issues three executive orders with potentially far-reaching negative consequences for federal employees.

News from the Courts: Two All Circuit Review Whistleblower Cases

News from the Courts:  The U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 7th and 9th Circuits each issued recent whistleblower reprisal decisions.  Both courts reversed rigid Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) decisions requiring specific fact allegations in whistleblower claims at the Office of Special Counsel (OSC).

Developments at the MSPB: FY 2017 Annual Report

Developments at the MSPB: On January 19, 2018, the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) issued its annual report for FY 2017. The report discussed the current status of the MSPB's overall case processing in FY 2017.

News from the Courts: 4th Circuit Whistleblower Decision

News from the Courts: On December 7, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit issued its decision in Flynn v. Securities and Exchange Commission,  No. 16-2122.  In one of the later decisions to arise under the recently-expired all-circuit review provision for federal sector whistleblower reprisal claims.

News from Congress: New Whistleblower Protections

News from Congress: On October 26, 2017, new whistleblower protection legislation was signed into law as Pub.L. 115-73.  The statute makes several important changes to whistleblower reprisal protections for federal employees.

Developments at the GAO: DoD Contractor Whistleblower Protections

Developments at the GAO:  On September 29, 2017, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report concerning the status of Department of Defense (DoD) whistleblower protections for government contractors.

News from Congress: VA Employees' Civil Service Protections Slashed

News from Congress:  On June 23, 2017, the President signed into law Pub.L. 115-41.  The new statute reduces civil service protections for employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA).

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