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MSPB Charges & Penalties
A Charging Manual
19MSCP
New Release
By: Fowler & Vitaro
Price: $275.00
Sku: 19MSCP
Edition: 11th/2019
ISBN: 978-1-941825-63-1; 1-941825-63-X
Availability: IN-STOCK (released 6/28/2019)
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An annually-updated Dewey Best Seller. Using Board and Federal Circuit cases as examples, Charges & Penalties offers the most comprehensive analysis and authoritative advice on adverse actions, charge drafting, and penalty selection. Major topics include the basics of adverse actions and charges; causation; charge classification; specific, generic, and narrative charges; power charging; lesser-included offenses; charge interpretation; notice and due process; the conjunctive charge; indefinite suspensions and security-related charges; merging, selecting and drafting the charge; advice for proposing and deciding officials; the penalty; and charges and proof requirements. (more details)




UnCivil Servant
Holding Government Employees Accountable for Performance and Conduct
19UCS
New Release
By: Wiley & Hopkins
Price: $100.00
Sku: 19UCS
Edition: 5th/2019
ISBN: 978-0-9729852-0-8
Availability: IN-STOCK (released 7/9/19)
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Ideal for federal supervisors and managers, and anyone who advises them, this handbook is a practical guide on misconduct, performance and discipline. Major topics include the fundamental elements of disciplinary and performance actions, removal procedures, the defense of a penalty, special challenges to adverse actions, and nontraditional disciplinary techniques. (more details)




Conducting Misconduct Inquiries
18CMI
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By: Vitaro, Goodfriend & Gilbert
Price: $135.00
Sku: 18CMI
Edition: 2nd/2018
ISBN: 978-1-941825-53-2; 1-941825-53-2
Availability: IN-STOCK (released 8/16/2018)
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Learn how to effectively and efficiently investigate allegations of employee misconduct with examples, sample forms, and case law discussion. Major topics include what a management inquiry is and how one differs from an administrative investigation, the advantages of an inquiry, how to select a good inquirer, discussion of rights and responsibilities of the inquirer and inquiree, limitations on the inquirer’s authority, interim action, typical charges and penalties, inquiry basics, beginning the inquiry, defining the issues, identifying witnesses, preparing for the inquiry, document gathering, the interview and other ways to collect information, witness preparation, post report activity, and how the report will be used. (more details)




Due Process in Adverse and Performance-Based Actions
Due Process in Adverse and Performance-Based Actions (2017) By: Fowler
Price: $225.00
Sku: 17DPAP
Edition: 2nd/2017
ISBN: 978-1-941825-30-3 ; 1-941825-30-3
Availability: IN-STOCK (released 1/30/17)
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This guide provides everything needed in dealing with procedural and due process issues. Major topics include due process and the statutory scheme; liberty and property and what’s due; the Stone, Ward Criteria, Analytical Model; ex parte communication; Stone, Ward factors in actual practice; agency investigations—constitutional concerns; due process and the agency process; the Ward model—due process and harmful error; due process—security clearances, base bars. (more details)




Adverse Actions
A Guide for Federal Managers and Personnel Specialists
Adverse Actions (2017) By: Corum
Price: $75.00
Sku: 17AA
Edition: 5th/2017
ISBN: 1-941825-35-4
Availability: IN-STOCK (released 4/11/17)
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This thorough but concise handbook offers supervisors and personnel specialists an easy-to-read, step-by-step, practical approach to taking adverse and performance-based actions. The subject matter is not complicated by legalese. Major topics include the legal framework of adverse actions, jurisdiction, adverse action causes, penalties, proving the case, adverse action procedures, performance based actions, and adverse action appeals. (more details)




Federal Sector Telework
Law and Cases
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Price: $75.00
Sku: 16FST
Edition: 1st/2016
ISBN: 978-1-941825-28-0; 1-941825-28-1
Availability: IN-STOCK (released 9/22/16)
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Federal Sector Telework is an essential handbook on telework for managers, supervisors, HR officials, and representatives of agencies and complainants. Major topics: Telework Enhancement Act of 2010, coverage, eligibility, participation, limitations, and the intersection of telework with EEO and MSPB principles. (more details)




A Guide to the Whistleblower Protection Act and Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act
16WPA.jpg By: Fowler & Vitaro
Price: $225.00
Sku: 16WPA
Edition: 2nd/2016
ISBN: 978-1-941825-24-2; 1-941825-24-9
Availability: IN-STOCK (released 7/25/16)
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With practice tips, this guide sorts the laws and procedures related to whistleblower reprisal. The guide includes in depth discussion of the Whistleblower Protection Act, the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act, noteworthy cases, and the Presidential Policy Directive (PPD-19). Major topics include legislative history and sources of law; OSC operations; corrective and disciplinary actions; IRAs and otherwise appealable actions; grievances and whistleblower reprisal claims; stays; burdens of proof; qualifying disclosures; prima facie cases and contributing factor analysis; clear and convincing evidence; remedies, damages and relief; administrative and judicial review; and National Security Employees. (more details)




Representing Agencies and Complainants Before the EEOC
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By: Hadley & Sumner
Price: $235.00
Sku: 13RAAC
Edition: 3rd/2013
ISBN: 978-1-934651-82-7; 1-934651-82-6
Availability: IN-STOCK (released 11/06/13)
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In its 3rd edition, this Dewey classic provides comprehensive analysis of federal sector practice before the EEOC. Major topics include individual and class complaint processes, theories of discrimination, pre- and post-investigation case evaluations, discovery, settlement, hearing practice, class actions, remedies, and post-hearing procedures. (more details)




Surviving EEO Complaints
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Price: $55.00
Sku: 10SEEC
Edition: 3rd/2010
ISBN: 1-934651-39-7
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This straightforward training manual educates federal supervisors and managers on complaints and theories of discrimination and the complaint process. Advice is liberally interspersed on how to prevent discrimination complaints and how to defend against a complaint. Major topics include a summary of the discrimination laws, covered employees, disparate treatment and impact, harassment, reasonable accommodation, retaliation, strategies for reducing complaints, the EEO complaint and hearing processes, use of government property and time, and coping with the litigation process. (more details)



Disciplining Federal Employees
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By: Corum
Price: $55.00
Sku: 10DFE
Edition: 1st/2010
ISBN: 1-934651-38-9
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An updated and expanded classic, this instructive text advises supervisors, managers, and those that advise them on how to take sustainable disciplinary actions with case examples, but none of the legal jargon. Major topics include management and employee obligations, formal and informal discipline, determining penalties, establishing the facts, insubordination, alcohol and drug use, off-duty conduct, workplace violence, performance problems, protected activities, common management mistakes, how to prevent wrongdoing, and firing the worst employee. (more details)



Senior Executive Service Legal Guide
(2009) Senior Executive Service Legal Guide By: Broida & Davis
Price: $100.00 On Sale! $50.00
Sku: 09SESG
Edition: 1st/2009
ISBN: 1-934651-19-2
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A review of the laws, regulations, statutes, and caselaw governing the federal government’s Senior Executive Service. Major topics include the history and structure of the SES, qualifications, recruitment, candidate development, selection, oversight and probation, appointments, compensation, executive development, reassignments, details and transfers, performance appraisals, awards, removal of probationers for unacceptable performance, misconduct, RIFs, moratoriums, leave, and reinstatement. (more details)



Collective Bargaining Law for the Federal Sector
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By: Ferris
Price: $55.00 On Sale! $38.50
Sku: 09CBL
Edition: 1st/2009
ISBN: 1-934651-27-3
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Collective Bargaining allows negotiators and representatives to easily access rules of law and commentary on seminal collective bargaining decisions. Major topics include the change proposal, demand to bargain, obligation to bargain, information to bargain, ground rules, good faith bargaining, negotiability disputes, impasse assistance, finalizing the bargaining agreement, post-agreement obligations and challenges, and remedies. (more details)




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