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What are the Douglas factors?

As a federal employee, you have the right to respond to any adverse action an agency plans to take against you. There are several steps in the process at which you can respond. Ultimately, however, you want to show that you do not deserve to face discipline or that...

What is the Pendleton Act?

As a number of lawmakers have launched new attacks against the federal government’s civil service, some new services have turned their attention to the Pendleton Act. So, what is it? The Pendleton Act, also known as the Civil Service Act, became law in 1883. It ended...


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