Learning that you are the target of a federal employee investigation is an extremely frightening position to be in.
If you have been accused of misconduct – whether the alleged activity is criminal or non-criminal in nature – there are a few things you should keep in mind:
- Don’t panic: Learning that you are the target of an investigation is unsettling, but you should stay calm and carefully consider your next steps.
- This is the first step in the process: A federal employee investigation takes place before disciplinary action is taken. There are steps that can be taken at this level to protect your job and future prospects.
- An attorney can help you now: You don’t have to wait until a Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) hearing to hire an attorney. There are steps an attorney can take now to ensure that your rights are protected throughout the entire process.
When your career, reputation, and income are on the line, it is important to take prompt and aggressive action. Intervention at this early stage in your case can help prevent the issue from escalating.
The Devadoss Law Firm, P.L.L.C. exclusively handles federal employee matters. When you are going up against the federal government, it is imperative to have a legal advocate on your side who knows the system inside and out.