There are a great many avenues available to federal workers for the protection of their jobs. There are so many, in fact, that a worker in Texas or elsewhere in the country who is subject of investigation can easily get stymied trying to decide which route to take. The tangle of courses can be so confusing that it delays action. Too often, action delayed is opportunity missed.
This is one reason we regularly make the argument that any federal employee who is under scrutiny needs to move swiftly to enlist the help of experienced legal counsel. By acting sooner rather than later, a worker stands a greater chance of responding effectively to any negative actions that could follow. It also could prevent missteps by you or misinterpretations by investigators that could send the process down the proverbial rabbit hole.