Protecting The Rights Of Federal Employees Who Are Under Investigation
As a federal employee, you cannot simply be removed from your position. The federal government requires a lengthy investigation into what happened and why you should be removed. As many performance-based actions are hard to prove, if your agency wants to get rid of you, you may be accused of misconduct as a simple way to effect your removal regardless of whether you did anything wrong.
All employee investigations are conducted by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) or by the Office of Internal Affairs (OIA). These investigators are supposed to be neutral parties. Unfortunately, it rarely works out that way. These people are paid to investigate and prosecute cases. It is their goal to find something to substantiate a disciplinary action because they are judged on their effectiveness.
You may be coerced into incriminating yourself for an action you did not commit. If you are under investigation and facing an interview, you need a lawyer by your side who can handle OIG and OIA investigations.
At The Devadoss Law Firm, P.L.L.C., we serve federal employees who are under investigation for misconduct and are facing demotion, suspension or termination. We handle cases for employees at every grade, in every agency and at every level of government. Because we handle only federal employment and labor law, we are able to help clients all over the country.
Your Lawyers For Office of the Inspector General (OIG) and Office Of Internal Affairs (OIA) Investigations
OIG inspectors and OIA investigators are tasked to find wrongdoing. They uncover things that may or may not be related to your case and use this against you, coercing you into admitting things you don’t need to say. It is in your best interests to have an attorney by your side during these investigations, just as if you were facing a regular criminal investigation.
Bobby Devadoss worked for two different federal agencies before opening his private practice that caters exclusively to federal employees. He understands the investigation process and can help you counter the tactics of the inspectors. Anything you say during an investigation may lead to a disciplinary action. You need someone who is on your side.
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