In certain situations, federal law forbids employers from retaliating against employees. But what does this mean? It means federal employees can hold their employers accountable when they strike out against employees engaged in protected activities.
Working for a government employer can provide wonderful opportunities as well as unique obstacles. Employees who believe they are treated unfairly by a government employer are familiar with these obstacles. This is because the process to hold a government employer accountable for such actions is much different than that used in the private sector.
President Donald Trump’s administration recently asked a group of federal employees to make a choice: accept your current position in a new location 1,000 miles away or lose your job.
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) recently released a memo pushing federal agencies to "strive for demanding metrics" when evaluating employees. The OPM states federal agencies should use demanding metrics to help properly reward outstanding workers.
Reporters throughout the country recently spotlighted the Hatch Act. The law drew the media’s attention when the Office of Special Counsel accused Kellyanne Conway of a violation. The media’s attention to the matter was well deserved. In certain situations, federal employers can fire those who violate this law.