Sometimes, a federal government employee will find himself or herself in the unfortunate situation of receiving a proposed disciplinary action. For most tenured civil service employees, no discipline affecting the employee’s pay may be issued without first providing the employee with notice of a proposed disciplinary action and an opportunity to respond to the proposal.
Sometimes, federal agencies will place an employee out of work without pay against the will of the employee. This happens primarily in situations where the employee has been suspended from work for any host of reasons, usually involving some finding of misconduct by the employer. In the federal government, most civil service employees cannot be
In a series of recent decisions, the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) reversed the indefinite suspensions of federal government employees who had been suspended from their civil service jobs without pay pending decisions regarding the status of their security clearances. The MSPB ordered the employing agencies to cancel the indefinite suspensions of the employees and