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20/20 Hindsight

The California wildfires are wreaking havoc among Californians’ houses, businesses, and schools.  California’s largest wildfire in state history is all consuming with tough decisions being made each minute to contain the fire and deter further destruction.

Civil Servants in a Political Age

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Debate season is in full swing as the races for the Republican and Democratic nominees for the 2016 presidential election begin to kick into high gear.

Excuses, Excuses, Excuses

We get several calls a week from federal agency managers who need legal advice or representation but don’t have FEDS Protection in place. Your agency reimburses all managers and supervisors up to half the cost of this insurance – so please – no more of the following excuses.  FEDS Protection works just like other insurance policies - if you don’t have coverage in place prior to an incident leading to an allegation, claim or suit, coverage will be denied. 

Federal Managers – Are You Prepared to Take the Stand?

The recent Supreme Court nomination process has demonstrated to the public at large that any Federal employee can be brought forward to testify in a Senate Hearing. As a Federal manager, such an intensive process can be traumatizing especially if personal details become publicized, sensationalized, and/or probed by the media or politicians. In today’s world, conversations, emails, and memos will certainly make news. How do you prepare for this?  How do you decide which law firm to hire? Who can you trust?

Federal Managers Exposed

Are you familiar with every civil service law, rule or regulation? 

Is Your Career in Good Hands?

Cases are won and lost based on the quality of legal representation. If you become the target of an allegation or investigation, one of the first things the agency or investigators will want to know is who is your liability carrier–or–who is your attorney.

New Year, New Liabilities

As the new year begins, we reflect on the past year thinking about family, friends, work, the future.

The Many Faces of Management

Managers often think of liabilities in terms of being the selecting official for an applicant or being brought in for a congressional hearing, but seem to overlook the many other exposures they are prone to in their position each day with their employees.

What a Difference a Decade Makes

FEDS just celebrated its 10-year anniversary defending federal employees. When the company was founded, the goal was to provide the very best legal representation and customer service in the industry – and we did that. 

What Have You Done for YOU Lately?

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Are you on top of the flurry of legislation being introduced which directly affects issues important to you and your colleagues?

Whistleblower Retaliation

Whistleblower reprisal cases have increased six-fold in the last few years. Although some whistleblower reprisal cases are unsubstantiated, it can be easy to make targets of federal officials.  More and more managers, supervisors and law enforcement officials are accused of and investigated for some allegation at some point in their careers. In what may become a super-charged environment, an agency lawyer may be assigned to assist you in an OSC or EEO investigation but this attorney represents the government’s interests, not yours as an individual employee, and the agency attorney may advance a position adverse to yours. 

You Can't Turn the Clock Back on an Allegation made Against You

You are dedicated. You are hardworking. You have an exemplary record. You would never need a lawyer to defend an act, error or omission in the course of your employment. Unfortunately, your phone call is the hardest one we receive and almost always starts with, “I can’t believe this is happening to me.

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