The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has set a new precedent for the federal workforce by upholding a ruling from the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) wherein a State Department employee was punished for refusing to carry out an assignment that would have gone against federal rules.
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The Supreme Court is considering whether to hear a case which asks whether the Second Amendment entitles ordinary citizens to carry handguns outside the home for self-defense.
For the second time in less than three years, the U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether requiring public sector employees who are non-paid members of the bargaining unit to pay an “agency fee” to subsidize union activities is unconstitutional.
Appeals from Merit System Protection Board jurisdictional dismissals of “mixed cases” are properly appealed to federal district court and not to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the U.S. Supreme Court held last week.
President Obama nominated Merrick Garland, 63, to the Supreme court today in a press conference from the rose garden. If selected, Merrick would fill the Supreme Court opening created by Antonin Scalia's death.
Today, the Supreme Court held that contractual subrogation and reimbursement prescriptions plainly relate to “payments with respect to benefits” under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Act of 1959 (FEHBA) and preempt state laws barring subrogation and reimbursement.
Supreme Court Grants Certiorari to Decide Whether Union Fees for Non-Member Public Employees Violate First Amendment
On September 28, 2017, the Supreme Court granted certiorari to consider whether agency fee arrangements imposed by public unions on non-member public employees are constitutional.
Supreme Court Holds That Presidential Nominated Appointees Are Ineligible To Also Serve In An Acting Capacity In a Different Position
This week, the Supreme Court held that the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998 (FVRA) prohibits persons who the President nominates for appointment to be placed in positions in acting capacities while awaiting confirmation by the Senate.
In the first case argued before Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, Justices appeared to disagree about how to handle “mixed cases,” alleging both adverse employment actions against federal civil service employees and prohibited discrimination, where the Merit Systems Protection Board concludes it lacks jurisdiction because the employee was not subject to an appealable action.
A retired Air Force Veteran’s divorce decree awarded his ex-wife 50 percent of the veteran’s future Air Force retirement pay, but thirteen years after the divorce, the veteran was found partially disabled due to an earlier service-related injury, and elected to give up an equal amount ($250 monthly) of retirement pay in order to receive disability pay – thereby reducing the value of his ex-wife’s 50 percent share by 50 percent of $250.
Following the Supreme Court’s decision to allow parts of President Trump’s travel ban to proceed, federal agencies now face the task of determining how best to go about implementing the policy.