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Managers in every Federal Agency continuously face serious professional liability exposures due to various demands placed on them.  The EEOC recently reported 15,837 employment-related complaints were filed against the Federal Government last year (Click Here for the Full EEOC Report).    Complaints and actions brought by subordinates against Federal Managers frequently lead to EEOC investigations.  You’ve […]

On August 14th, Social Security marked 79 years of public service.  On that date in 1935, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) signed into law the Social Security Act, thereby establishing one of the most venerable federal government programs in American history.  The first American to receive Social Security got 17 cents in benefits.  Today, Social […]

Federal Workers are Being Targeted

Posted: August 5, 2014

Scandals involving various federal agencies have spilled over and started impacting federal workers far removed from the employee level causing the problems.  This happened before during the 1990s when IRS mismanagement resulted in a series of reforms infamously labeled the “10 deadly sins’.  Those ‘sins” were a list of offenses for which firing an employee […]

The Senior Executive Service (SES) created under President Carter to promote the best and the brightest in the federal government to transform the nation’s bureaucracy is itself now having its very existence questioned.  The theory behind the SES was to have highly-skilled technocrats help whip government agencies into shape, share best practices, and kill bad […]

Deborah Cohn, a commissioner of Trademarks for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), reportedly violated several federal regulations when she intervened in the hiring process to further the application of the man who was seeking the position of attorney advisor according to an inspector general investigation. The man, the boyfriend of one of Cohn’s […]